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Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Incredible Homemade Workshop
Q&A: Reclaiming Old Wood
Show Us Your Stuff
SketchUp Design Software
Wood Finishing with Alan Noel
A Two Minute Safety Tip

Timber Framing Class
October 11, 2010

Mike Goldberg's seminar will cover every aspect of timber framing in today's trades from understanding wood, joinery layout, cutting and raising, to recycling storm damage into building materials and hybrids. If you've ever been interested in timber framing as historical knowledge, or as a diy project, this is an excellent opportunity for homeowners, contractors, architects, designers, and engineers to draw on 30 years experience in the timber framing world. The knowledge gained in this 3 hour class is not only powerful and enlightening, but priceless as well!

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

October 5
Hand Tool Sharpening

October 6
Finishing the Finish

October 9
Turning Pens

October 9
Antiques Show and Tell

October 10
Turn a Peppermill

October 11
Timber Framing

October 13
French Polish Workshop

October 17
Dovetail Variations with Roy Underhill

October 19
Using Hand Planes

October 20
Taming of the Skew

October 23 & 24
Antique Restoration

October 23 & 24
Windsor Chair Making Seminar with Peter Galbert

October 23-29
Build a Child's Windsor Balloon Back Chair with Peter Galbert

October 30
Basic Bowl Turning

October 31
Basic Bowl Turning

November 1-4
Cabinetmaking Basics: Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer

November 5-7
Relief Carving for Beginners

November 6
Spray Finishing

November 10
Sharpening for Turners

November 13
Chip Carving

November 13
Antiques Show and Tell

November 14
Introduction to Turning for Furniture

November 17
French Polish Workshop

November 20
Tablesaw Basics

November 21
Basic Bowl Turning

December 4 & 5
Fundamentals of Woodworking

December 7
Hand Tool Sharpening

December 8
Taming of the Skew

December 9
Build a Durable Picture Frame

December 11
Turning Pens

December 12
Basic Bowl Turning

December 14
Using Hand Planes

December 15
Finishing the Finish

December 18
Beginning Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens

Check Out our YouTube Channel

The Highland Woodworking YouTube channel is chock-full of fascinating and instructive woodworking videos for your enjoyment. From monthly offerings by our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, to demos of new tools shot onsite at our retail store to instructional videos from our many vendors, there is something for everyone at the Highland Woodworking YouTube Channel.

This month, we have a new video from The Down to Earth Woodworker, who makes some modifications to his standard bench hook design that will provide some extra benefits in the workshop.

CLICK HERE to check it out!


Rikon Lathe

Save $120 on our Rikon 12" Lathe Package Deal

Our woodturner's turnkey package deal is a great way to get started in the world of woodturning. We've supplemented Rikon's highly popular 12" x 16" 6-speed mini-lathe with our signature set of 6 Bodger HSS turning tools plus added the world's most popular turning video, the New Turning Wood DVD with world-renowned turner and teacher, Richard Raffan. Includes set of 6 HSS turning tools, instructional DVD, live center, 12-position indexed headstock, 6 speeds - 430-3900rpm, 3" faceplate, 1/2 HP motor and 2 year warranty. Weighs 89 lb.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Rikon Lathe

Turn the Rikon Mini-Lathe into a 12" x 40" Lathe for an additional $99.99

This heavy cast iron bed extension turns the Rikon Mini-Lathe into a full-size lathe with 40" capacity between centers. Easily bolts onto the cast iron bed of the lathe. You can even add multiple extensions to create a solid lathe with practically unlimited length capacity.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Buy Flexcut Carving Tools
Get Cash Back!

Check out these rebates from the Flexcut Tool Company. Buy any Flexcut products totaling $50 or more and get $5 cash back. ($100 or more, get $10 back.) Valid through 7/31/2011.

CLICK HERE for our Flexcut Tools:

CLICK HERE to download coupons:

on our Deluxe Steel City
14" Granite Bandsaw!

Purchase the 50100G bandsaw for $599.99 and get the 12" Height Adjustment Riser Kit for just $49.99 (reg. $89.99). Total cost of this package deal (our item 50100GR) is $649.98 plus shipping.

If you're in the market for a powerful, full-featured bandsaw capable of any challenge from heavy-duty resawing to fine, delicate fretwork, look no further. We believe the Steel City model 50100G is one of the best 14" bandsaws available at any price, anywhere. Quantity purchasing has kept our cost low, and we're passing the savings along to you.

More Info and How to Order

NEW Steel City 8" Granite Jointer with Quick Change
Knives Is a Terrific Value,
only $899.99

This great value in a longbed 8" jointer is finally in stock and available for immediate shipment! You can enjoy the benefits of 77" long solid straight granite jointer beds, cutterhead with 3 quick-change knives, 2 HP 230 volt motor, solid 48" long center-mounted granite fence that tilts in and out for bevels or chamfers, integral mobile base, and a depth of cut up to 1/2". All this plus a 5-year warranty at a very affordable price! Net weight 460 lbs.

Steel City 8" Granite Jointer
with quick change knives
Was $1349.99 Now $899.99

Other Steel City Granite Jointers
40635 6" with quick change knives
Was $949.99 Now $749.99
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
Was $1199.99 Now $799.99
40660 8" with helical cutterhead
Was $1649.99 Now $1099.99

You'll Love our Mail-In Blade Sharpening Service

"Recently I used your saw sharpening service and I wanted to let you know that they did a super job on my blade. I not only needed the blade sharpened, but one tip was missing and they replaced it as well. Turn around time was only about a week from my home in Tennessee. The blade cuts as good as a new one. You can bet that I will be using you again when needed."

Thanks, Charles Arkon

CLICK HERE for Details

Leather Shop Apron
Now on Sale for $49.99

You'll love this handsome and practical workshop accessory. Made of top grain leather, it gives much greater protection than canvas or nylon aprons. Convenient pockets have flaps to keep out sawdust.

More Info and How to Order


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Visit our Retail Store
for a Delightful Highland Woodworking Experience!

When passing through Atlanta, be sure to stop and browse our amazing retail store, featuring over TEN THOUSAND woodworking tools, books, supplies and accessories. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will be glad to discuss your shop needs and answer all your woodworking questions.

1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Map to Highland Woodworking

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

Show Your Shop!

For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.

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Featured this month is Luke Cabenel's timberframe workshop.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

The Future of Woodworking

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

This month, our Down To Earth Woodworker , Steven Johnson, provides us with a futuristic look at woodworking, and discusses what we need to do to keep our craft alive and well. He also offers a thorough discussion of sound safety tips for your shop, and builds a torsion box bench hook with, of course, several corollary benefits.

CLICK HERE to start reading about the future of woodworking:

Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
#102 Low-Angle Block Plane

Never owned a Lie-Nielsen plane before? Want to fall in love? Our advice to you: buy this delightful little Lie-Nielsen low-angle block plane. It will perform like no other hand plane you've ever owned. It may even change your whole attitude towards hand tools. And this one costs less than $100.

Go ahead. You know you want it.

CLICK HERE to do it:

Ask the Staff


I have recently come across some old reclaimed wood. Are there some resources or classes available to help with working with reclaimed wood? Are there any special cleaning methods or products that need to be use when prepping the wood, or special techniques for finishing the wood?

Check out the answer HERE
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.

Enter to win a set of 10 Lie-Nielsen Tools

The Incredible Homemade Work Shop

By Mickey Hudspeth
Duluth, GA

Woodworking has been my hobby for over 30 years. I made most of the machines in my shop from scrap metal materials and a South Bend metal lathe. Some of my homemade machines are approaching 30 years old and I'm still using them.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at my homemade workshop:

The New Galbert Caliper

This superb invention will enhance your spindle turning experience. Peter Galbert's direct reading caliper is a "tape rule for woodturners."


Build a Child's Windsor Chair with Peter Galbert, October 23-29

Here's the perfect gift for your favorite grandchild (or any other kid you know). You'll build the entire Windsor chair during this 7-day event, plus take home the skills to build many more. Professional chairmaker Peter Galbert will show you all you need to know, plus coach you from start to finish. Space is limited, so sign up early.

FIND OUT MORE inside ,
or sign up for the class HERE .

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Builders and Finishers

wood finishing

By Alan Noel
Atlanta, GA

I have a few cabinet maker friends who call on me from time to time to get advice about finishing. Most of the time they will complain to me that the staining/coloring isn't coming out evenly or the color isn't as rich as they had hoped.

Here are SIX tips I offer them for achieving a more even finish that can help save YOU a lot of time and frustration:

Model a No. 72 Gustav Stickley Bookcase
Using SketchUp

By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California

This month I will show you a typical work flow for designing a bookcase with separate components capable of showing construction methods and complex joinery details.

Click here to learn how to model this elegant bookcase:

Woodworker's Guide to Google Sketchup 7 is
now available from Highland Woodworking

Bob Lang's excellent instructional eBook for learning Google's free design program is now available for purchase at Highland Woodworking. If you've ever been frustrated trying to learn the ins and outs of Google Sketchup and how you can use it for your own woodworking, this eBook is the thing you've been looking for.

A great tool to have if you love Sean Headrick's Sketchup column!

CLICK HERE for more info:

New Rikon 12" 3 HP
Planer-Jointer - A BIG addition to your shop
for a SMALL price

The Rikon 12" Planer-Jointer offers tremendous power and capacity at a very reasonable price. Rikon's exceptional design provides not only a jointer bed that is 12" wide by 49" long, but also includes a heavy-duty 12" autofeed thickness planer as well, excellent together for turning roughcut lumber into boards that are perfectly flat and straight.

CLICK HERE for more info:

New Rikon 16" Bandsaw

The Rikon 16" bandsaw provides valuable extra-width cutting capacity compared to your typical 14" bandsaw, yet costs only a little more. Powered by a 1-3/4 HP 115/230 volt motor, this unit comes ready to plug into your typical 115 volt outlet. An extremely sturdy steel frame helps maintain accuracy. Double bearing blade guides add stability and reduce friction for longer blade life. This is an excellent machine for using our Wood Slicer resawing blade for large capacity resawing.

CLICK HERE for more info:

New Massive Rikon
20" x 37" Lathe
is an Unbeatable Value

Rikon's new massive electronic variable speed lathe is a whole lot of lathe for the money! Weighing 461 lbs., its tremendous 20" swing over the bed increases even more with purchase and installation of the optional bowl turning attachment. Powered by a 1.5 HP 220 volt motor.

CLICK HERE for more info:

New Lower-Priced SawStop Cabinet Saw

The award-winning SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw has just become more affordable. Now being offered for August delivery with 120 volt 1.75 HP motor, the SawStop PCS175 is priced at only $2299. (The 3 HP model requires that your shop be wired for 220 volts.) Now more shops than ever will have access to SawStop's safety performance, quality, and innovative engineering.

CLICK HERE for more info:

An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.

Hardwood Lumber
Quantity Discounts on Hardwood Lumber
10% discount on 50 BF (assorted). 20% discount on 100 board feet.

Available for in-store purchase only, premium hand-selected Walnut, Cherry, Mahogany, Red Oak, quartersawn White Oak, Maple, Poplar, European steamed Beech, Purple Heart and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!

Hardwood Lumber Price List

Try our new Woodworking Article Search Feature
on the Highland Website

We've been writing and publishing articles on woodworking techniques and the use of woodworking tools for over 30 years! We're pleased to present a new search engine designed to make it easy to lead you to the info you need. (Please continue to search for our products using our original website product search engine.)

CLICK HERE to search for woodworking information:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, Highland's ONE DAY SALE Featuring Free Demos by TV Star Roy Underhill

Join us at our Atlanta store Saturday, October 16, 9 AM to 6 PM for our annual Fall One-Day Sale. Headlining this year's event is our good friend, Roy Underhill, star of the Woodwright's Shop TV show, who'll be in the store demonstrating traditional hand tool woodworking techniques throughout the day. Plus a number of our top vendors will also be on hand giving live demonstrations.

It's a great chance to learn new woodworking techniques as well as save money on the many great deals we'll be offering throughout the store.

Roy will also teach a $99 all-day class on Sunday, October 17, demonstrating some of the many variations of traditional dovetails.

This Well-Built European Workbench Has a Surprisingly Low Price

We are delighted with the excellent quality of this highly affordable new workbench. Comes complete with two 14" vises and 4 benchdogs. Made in the Czech Republic using the finest European Beechwood, the bench weighs 103 lbs. and provides a 53" x 20" work surface.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Save $100 on the Best
13" Helical-Head Planer,
Now on Sale for $499.99

Steel City's patented helical cutterhead uses 24 four-sided HSS indexed cutting inserts and that makes this planer best in its class. A special purchase allows us to offer these planers at an unprecedented low price, while supplies last.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Featured Tools This Issue
Earlex 3500 Spray Station
European Workbench
Festool 3 HP Router
Festool Trim Router
Festool CT 26 E HEPA Dust Extractor
Flexcut Carving Tools
Galbert Caliper
Lie-Nielsen Low Angle Block Plane
One Handed Bar Clamps
Rikon 16" Bandsaw
Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Rikon 20x37 Variable Speed Lathe
Rikon Mini-Lathe PackageDeal
Rikon 12" Planer-Jointer
Rikon 16" Scroll Saw
SawStop 110V Pro Cabinet Saw
Guide to SketchUp DVD
Steel City 14" Bandsaw
Steel City 13" Helical Planer
Steel City 8" GraniteJointer
Triton 10" Sliding Compound Miter Saw
Wood Slicer Resawing Blade

Show Your Stuff!

We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodworking projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your stuff in a future issue.

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Featured this month is the work of Harold Burrows of Williston, TN.

CLICK HERE to take a look at a few of his handsome pieces:

Festool Router Sale, Now Save 10%

Following the incredibly successful sale on Festool circular saws last summer, we are now offering a 10% discount on two popular Festool routers and select router accessories. Featured on sale are the powerful, full-featured Festool OF2200 3 HP plunge router , and the extremely versatile Festool MFK700 Modular Edge Trim Router .

CLICK HERE to see all our
Festool sale items:

See the New Festool Dust Extractors

Festool's state of the art dust extractors are now available! The new Festool CT26E and CT36E feature increased capacity, new self-cleaning filter bags plus an integral hose garage as standard equipment. Why not make your workspace safer, cleaner and more efficient with a new Festool dust extractor?

CLICK HERE for more info
and how to order:

Check Out our New Woodworking Blog

The Highland Woodworking blog now has a bright new look and user-friendly interface for reading, sharing and commenting. We invite you to expand your access to our growing woodworking community and get new woodworking tips, news about our classes and first crack at special promotions.

CLICK HERE to go to our BLOG:



Try our Very Affordable
One-Handed Bar Clamps

Our new pump action light bar clamps make glue-ups easier than ever before. One hand is all you need to apply up to 330 lbs. pressure to your workpiece. Jaws can be easily reversed to turn clamps into spreaders. Available in 3 lengths, 12", 24" & 36". Save an extra 17% when you purchase 6 of one size.

CLICK HERE for more info:

NEW Earlex 3500 USER FRIENDLY HVLP Sprayer
NOW ON SALE $129.99

The Earlex 3500 Spray Station (made in England) has made smooth and efficient spray finishing both user friendly and highly affordable. Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Comes equipped to flawlessly spray stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint.

CLICK HERE for more info:

New Rikon 10-600VS 16" Var. Speed Scroll Saw, Only $149.99

We've sweetened this excellent value in a full-featured scrollsaw by throwing in our popular DVD, "The Scroll Saw, a Beginner's Guide", a $19.95 value. With its built-in worklight, variable speed control and sawdust blower and dustport, it is ideal for making toys, puzzles, letters, numbers, etc.

A highly useful bonus on this saw is its variable high speed power take-off. An optional and very affordable flexible shaft accessory can turn the saw into a reciprocal power carving machine.

CLICK HERE for more info:

A Two Minute Safety Tip

Do you have a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in your workshop? If so, we want to hear about it! . Receive a $25 store gift card if we feature your tip in a future issue.

This month's tip comes from Jim Donovan of San Jose, CA.

CLICK HERE to check out his tip:

NEW Charles Brock Plan Bundle: Maloof-inspired Lowback Dining Chair

The latest new plan bundle in Charles Brock's series of Maloof-inspired furniture is now available. Perhaps a bit less daunting than tackling the Maloof-inspired rocker, the Maloof-inspired lowback dining chair is nonetheless a challenging and rewarding woodworking project. Charles Brock's excellent plan instructional bundle includes a very enjoyable, informative and well-produced DVD, a color illustrated book and full-size patterns for each chair part, and puts this project within reach of any aspiring woodworker.

More info and how to order:

Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:

Narex Bench Chisels
Named Best Value Bench Chisel by FWW magazine, boxed set of 6 rugged chisels, only $59.99.

Why Not Write
Your Own Article
for Wood News?
We actively solicit contributions of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every one we accept and publish in Wood News Online , we will compensate the contributor. We typically pay up to $100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos. The amount of the gift certificate may be prorated for shorter articles. Articles submitted may be edited by us at our discretion, and compensation may vary depending on the published length.

Recent WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I just shut down my shop for the night, and I feel obliged to drop you guys a line. I bought a 1/2" Woodslicer bandsaw blade yesterday and left it in my truck. I have a tendency to buy stuff and then forget about it. Well, this afternoon I started resawing stock for some faux panels on the side of a bookcase using my old standby bandsaw blade from the Orange bigbox. Darned if the saw didn't start choking on 6 inches of basswood--pathetic. I said some bad words and forged ahead. Absolutely butchered the stock, of course. The blade was screaming, the lights in the shop were flickering. It was really bad. Then I remembered my purchase, ran out to the parking lot and grabbed the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade. I put it on and set up the guides, and kinda cleaned up the saw a bit. Spun up the DC, turned on the saw, and wowee! I spent the next forty-five minutes resawing various leftover hardwood scraps. I'm sold. I didn't think it was possible to get that smooth of a cut out of a bandsaw.
— D. Petrides

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Wood Slicer resawing blade:

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