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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featured this month is Luke Cabenel's timberframe workshop.
CLICK HERE for a look inside:
The Future of Woodworking
By Steven D. Johnson
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.
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.
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.
By Mickey Hudspeth
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.
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.
with Alan Noel
Builders and Finishers
By Alan Noel
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.
Model a No. 72 Gustav Stickley Bookcase
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.
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!
New Rikon 12" 3 HP
Planer-Jointer - A BIG addition to your shop
for a SMALL price
New Rikon 16" Bandsaw
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.
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.
An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.
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!
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.)
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.
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.
Featured Tools This Issue
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.
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%
OF2200 3 HP plunge router, and the extremely versatile Festool MFK700 Modular Edge Trim Router.
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?
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.
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.
NEW Earlex 3500 USER FRIENDLY HVLP Sprayer
NOW ON SALE $129.99
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.
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.
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.
Narex Bench Chisels
Named Best Value Bench Chisel by FWW magazine, boxed set of 6 rugged chisels, only $59.99.
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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
Wood Slicer resawing blade:
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