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Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class
Schedule in Atlanta
Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

December 6
Make a Gift Box

December 6-7
Bowl Turning Workshop

January 10, 2009
Beginning Turning

January 10-11, 2009
Woodworking for Women: The Basics

January 17, 2009
Introduction to Marquetry

January 17, 2009
Basic Bowl Turning

January 18, 2009
Intermediate Bowl Turning

January 20-21, 2009
Turning With Mike Mahoney

January 24, 2009
Hand Cut Dovetails

January 25, 2009
Mortise & Tenon By Hand

January 28, 2009
French Polish Workshop

January 30, 2009
Bookcase Design

January 31, 2009
Make & Take a Bookcase

January 31, 2009
Turning Pens

February 7, 2009
Sharpening for Turners

February 7, 2009
Tablesaw Basics

February 8, 2009
Bandsaw Basics

February 14, 2009
Hollow Vessel Turning

February 15, 2009
Basic Bowl Turning
February 21
Picture Framing

February 22
Picture Framing

Saturday Mornings at Highland
They're Always FREE!


We invite you to attend one of our free educational woodworking demonstrations which take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM here in our Atlanta retail store.
If you are interested in teaching one of our Saturday morning demonstrations, please send an email to Alexandra . (We compensate Saturday Morning instructors with a $50 store Gift Certificate.)

Visit Our Store
If you live near Atlanta, or are just passing through, we invite you to visit and leisurely browse our amazing retail store. The thousands of woodworking tools on display here await your personal examination.

1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia

Q & A
The person who took my phone order for a set of your chisels mentioned something about "lapping the back." What's that all about?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.

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*Applies to ground deliveries within the 48 contiguous states. Excludes items noted
freight collect or with extra weight charges.

Erich's Incredible
Wooden Machine
Is it a sculpture or a machine? For the past several years, woodworker Erich Schatt of Zurich, Switzerland has used his free time designing and building an exquisite machine built entirely of wood. What exactly does the machine do? Well, mainly it causes people's jaws to drop whenever they see Erich sitting in the driver's seat pedaling away on his amazing contraption, spinning the dozens of wooden gears whose movements are intricately intertwined using wooden chains (that resemble the drive chain on a bicycle). It even features wooden universal joints and a wooden transmission.

Going Pro as a Woodworker
Part 3 of a Series:
A Suitable Workspace

By Douglas Bittinger
Smoky Mountain Woodworks
Simply put, no matter how much space you have, you will quickly get to a point where you wish you had more. Therefore the key to being happy is to make the most efficient use of the space you have available. In this month's article I will explore space utilization in a shop along with a look at climate control, lighting, ventilation, handling dust and noise, shop furniture, flooring, wall coverings, and the finishing room.

How to Make a Small Brass Hammer
By P. Michael Henderson

Some tasks in a shop call for a small brass hammer - such as adjusting a wooden plane, tapping on a chisel, or just for making adjustments to joinery. While these hammers can be purchased, I decided to make my own.

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel


'Tis the season to get together with friends and family for the Holidays and with all of the revelry and glad tidings, there are bound to be a few mishaps along the way. Since we humans may, uh, become a little tipsy from said revelry, here are a few tips to help save Ma's and Grandma's dining, coffee or end tables that may just get in the way.

What are those tips?

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This Month's Featured Catalog Department:
The single woodworking tool possessing the greatest measure of mystique is the hand plane. (It's no accident that a hand plane has always been featured as part of Highland Woodworking's logo, even as the logo evolved over the past 30 years.)
It's been speculated that our store displays a greater variety of hand planes than any other store in the world. We do have a bunch of them. Here is some of what our staff has written about hand planes over the years.

This Month's Featured Highland Staff Member

Patty Elder
Shipping Coordinator
Keeping our products flowing swiftly out our back door on their journey toward your doorstep, Patty is known for maintaining a high level of efficiency even while working at a furious pace, all the while managing to keep the world in its proper perspective. She's also an artist who once earned her living serving the public as a bartender.

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

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