SawStop tablesaw
SawStop Tablesaws Now at Highland Woodworking

We are proud to announce that we are now an authorized dealer for the SawStop tablesaw. This extraordinary tablesaw comes with a safety feature that seems almost too good to be true.

What is that safety feature?

New Hofmann Workbench

Check out this newest addition to our line of Hofmann & Hammer premium German workbenches. It has an American style top that provides a larger work area compared to European-style tops with recessed tool wells. Also the top is bored with ROUND dog holes as opposed to the rectangular dog holes on European benches. We have also just received a new shipment of our traditional Hofmann benches, and all are on sale through the end of June.

Round  reg. $1499.99   SALE $1299.99

Compact reg. $729.99   SALE $599.99

Medium   reg. $999.99   SALE $849.99

Large   reg. $1699.99   SALE $1499.99

Beautiful New Veritas Dovetail Saw

The new Veritas dovetail saw is an innovative blend of tradition and technology. It has excellent balance, cuts easily and true, and has a comfortable pistol grip that makes the saw feel as if it's an extension of your arm. Any Dad who's a woodworker would be delighted to get one of these on Father's Day.

Check it out:

FESTOOL's Extraordinary New Cordless Drills

Festool has redefined the cordless drill with its new line of T+3 drill/drivers. CLICK HERE to see how Festool's incredible torque, brushless motor, multiple chucks, electronic clutch and amazing 3-year warranty on its lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized cordless drilling.

SPECIAL OFFER   Save $69.50

Steel City Bandsaw
Now Only $499.99
We have only a few of these 1-1/2 HP bandsaws left. Includes ball bearing guide system, cabinet stand with integral mobile base, 2-speed drive, magnetic worklight, large cast-iron table & 5-year warranty. Available optionally are the rip fence and 6" riser kit. Ships by truck.

While supplies last, order one of our Tormek T-7 wet grinders, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free a Gransfors Bruks premium hand axe, a $110 value.

Save on our Kreg Precision Package Deals

Increase the accuracy of your work and save more than $40 each on your choice of Kreg's innovative woodworking solutions, only while our limited supplies last:

Bandsaw Fence Package   Save $40.97
Miter Gauge Package   Save $42.97
Trak & Stop Package   Save $54.97

Festool parallel guide system

Hurry, quantities available on these deals are now very limited. Special offers below expire 6/30/09

Festool TS55 Plunge Saw includes 2 free quick clamps   $76 savings

Festool TS75 Plunge Saw includes 2 free quick clamps   $76 savings

Festool PS300 Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw includes 35 free blades   $55 savings

Festool PS300 Trion D-Handle Jigsaw includes 35 free blades $55 savings

Festool Vac Boom Arm package includes large handle and tool holder   $60 savings

Festool 10" Sawblade package includes 60t universal and 80t fine   $48 savings

New Lower Prices on our Leigh Jigs
D4R 24" Dovetail    Save $50
FMT Mortise Jig     Save $100
Super 12 Dovetail   Save $20
Super 18 Dovetail   Save $30
Super 24 Dovetail   Save $40

Narex Mortise Chisels
The maker of our best-selling bench chisels has created a stout new mortise chisel for medium-duty furniture mortising. Available in 3 sizes, with European beech handles.

Red Hot Special for Woodturners
Nova chuck
Get a free set of Cole Jaws, a $79.99 value, with purchase of the SuperNova2 lathe chuck .

Teknatool of New Zealand pioneered the first 4-jaw self-centering scroll chuck in 1988, and their current SuperNova2 version incorporates the latest in chucking technology. This offer is a special purchase. Our special offer supply is limited.

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*Applies to ground deliveries of hand tools, accessories, books and supplies within the 48 contiguous states. Excludes items shipped by truck or with flat rate shipping charges.

Show Us Your Shop!

For this new monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief description of your woodworking. (Photos can most easily be sent to us via email. 800 x 600 resolution is preferred.) Receive a $50 Highland Woodworking gift certificate if we show your shop in a future issue.

Our featured shop this month belongs to Bill Akins, a Highland Woodworking customer from Lithia Springs, GA. Bill says "I love the smell of sawdust in the morning."

Click here for a quick tour of Bill's shop:

Using SketchUp to Design Your Workshop
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California

When I first started working with SketchUp, I wanted to create an inventory of shop tools that would enable anyone to create the ideal work space. By drawing the shop and downloading the tools from the 3D warehouse, you can customize the layout until you find the perfect solution for your space and work flow. This article will show you how to build your shop environment, download all the tools and accessories you will need and then organize them for maximum efficiency.

Let's Design a Workshop:

Q & A

I am just starting to learn about woodworking, and am trying to decide which would be the more versatile machine to buy first, a bandsaw or a tablesaw. Any suggestions?

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

My Favorite Woodturning Accessories
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, Georgia

woodturning I was looking around my lathe the other day before starting on a bowl and I realized that I have some odd accessories that I use on a regular basis.

Here are my favorites:

Going Pro as a Woodworker
Part 9 of a Series:
Hiring Employees
By Douglas Bittinger

Smoky Mountain Woodworks  
All right, you have your business up and running. You are making products and they are selling. You have profits coming in and money in the bank. In fact orders are coming in faster than you can make them. It's time to hire some help. You're about to place a classified ad in the newspaper, but there are many important issues that you need to consider in advance.

What are they?

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Touching Up Furniture

wood finishing I often get calls from customers to come to their homes to touch up their pieces in place if possible. By far, the easiest and quickest way to accomplish a lot of everyday wear-and-tear touch-ups is to use touch-up pens that are specially formulated for this task. They are available in different colors that will match most of the common furniture designs and colorations of the past and present. Sometimes they can be a little tricky to use.

Here are seven useful hints:

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

Woodworking tools
Vintage Workbenches
For Sale, $500 each
We've re-outfitted our store's woodworking classroom and the six massive English-style workbenches that served us well for decades are now for sale. Each is mounted with 2 vintage Record Bench Vises (52-1/2D or 53E). Top is 2-1/2 inch thick hard maple, 3 feet wide x 5 feet long x 34" high (one bench is 31" high). Base is constructed of full 3" x 3" pine. Weight approximately 300 lbs. each. MUST be picked up at our Atlanta store.

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

Our big new Spring/Summer 2009 Tool Catalog is out.
Don't have one yet?

Sam Maloof 1916 - 2009

We were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the most beloved elders of fine woodworking, Sam Maloof, on May 21, 2009 at age 93. Sam's unique designs, particularly his signature walnut chairs, have inspired generations of woodworkers. We were fortunate to host seminars with Sam at Highland dating back as far as 1983. His last visit to Highland was in 2003.

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

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

June 17
Quick Finishes

June 20
Turning Pens

June 24
Mortise & Tenon by Router

June 26-28
Relief Carving for Beginners

July 8
Sharpening Hand Tools

July 11-12
Woodworking Skills for Beginners

July 18-19
Antique Restoration

July 18
Sharpening for Turners

July 19
Make a Pepper Grinder

July 25-26
Bowl Turning Workshop

July 29
French Polish Workshop

August 1
Intro to Marquetry

August 9
Basic Bowl Turning

August 15
Basic Bowl Turning

September 20-26, 2009
Build a Continuous Arm Rocker with Curtis Buchanan

October 24-25
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz

November 6, 2009
Form Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock

November 7-8, 2009
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock

Classes Suitable for Teens

"My new Wood Slicer arrived this morning and it is hard to describe how pleased I am with the result. Resaws almost effortlessly. Thanks!
Joe S., Clayton, NC

Check out our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

This Month's Featured Highland Staff Member

Ben Arthur

woodworking tools

Besides being an expert on our line of Festool power tools, Ben is a natural born carver that we imported straight from the Bayou. He carves reproductions, replications, and sometimes "half gone crazy" sculptures. Be it relief or 3-D, cut or grind, slice or gouge, power or pressure, he knows how to accomplish it with a minimal loss of blood. Ben is also our customers' "go to guy" for the Carvewright CNC machine, and in fact owns his own industrial-size CNC router which he operates as a sideline. Ben likes to say "A challenge is a thrill that cannot be put in a pill," so please give him one.

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.

Steel City Tools
Great Savings on
Steel City Granite
Jointers & Tablesaws
We are now offering Steel City tablesaws and jointers at prices hundreds of dollars lower than we list in our most recent mail order catalog. The saws all feature the new-style solid granite tables and the jointers have solid granite beds. The dense black granite from which these tools are made will never rust, warp or twist, and is guaranteed for ten years. The machines themselves include a five-year factory warranty.

Granite Jointers
40635 6" with quick change knives
Was $949.99 Now $749.99
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
Was $1149.99 Now $799.99
40655 8" with quick change knives
Was $1349.99 Now $899.99
40660 8" with helical cutterhead
Was $1649.99 Now $1049.99

Granite Tablesaws
Free Forrest Woodworker II blade ($130 value) with purchase of 1.75 HP models below, while supply lasts
35930 1.75 HP with 30" fence
Was $999.99 Now $899.99
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
Was $1249.99 Now $1049.99
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
Was $1499.99 Now $1299.99

Shop Calculator
Here's a great deal on a really useful tool. Our solar-powered cabinetmaker's shop calculator converts fractional inches to metric and back again. You can perform any function with multiple fractions, and even add fractions to metric millimeters. Includes dustproof case and built-in notepad. Sale quantity is limited.

Only $9.99   (reg. $19.99)

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

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