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Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

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

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

SawStop tablesaw
SawStop Has Come to Highland Woodworking

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

What is that safety feature?

FESTOOL's New Cordless Drill Deal Expires 7/31/09

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.

Order by 7/31/09   Save $69.50

Buy a Leigh FMT Jig in July and Get 27 FMT Guides Absolutely Free

Now through July 31, 2009, 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.

NEW Kreg Micro
Pocket Hole Drill Guide

Kreg's new Micro Pocket Drill Guide allows the drilling of pocket holes 25% smaller than standard size, making it perfect for use with 1/2" thick material.

CLICK HERE for Details

New Steel City Tools Granite Bandsaw
Now only $699.99
The new Steel City Tools 14" Granite Bandsaw has been reduced in price from $899.99 to $699.99! In addition to its signature granite table and rip fence (both guaranteed against rust, warp or twist for 10 years), this saw includes built-in 12" height capacity, precision ball bearing guide system, a cabinet stand with 1.5 HP motor and integral mobile base, 2-speed drive, magnetic worklight, & 5-year overall factory warranty. Ships by truck.

Summer Workbench Sale

A container load of our premium Hofmann & Hammer German workbenches arrived recently, and now through the end of July, we're putting them on sale for up to $200 off. We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere, and Fine Woodworking has designated our medium size bench as a "Best Value."

Compact reg. $729.99   SALE $599.99

Medium   reg. $999.99   SALE $849.99

Large   reg. $1699.99   SALE $1499.99

Round  reg. $1499.99   SALE $1299.99

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.

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

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on orders over $100*
*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 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.

Our featured shop this month is the "Man Cave" that belongs to Pacific Northwest woodworker Jim Gillette.

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

Q & A

Given that you have enough space to do either, what is the best way to store lumber in your shop: vertically or horizontally?

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

Jørgen Larsen and his Unique Disappearing Furniture
By Sanne Larsen Bagby
Atlanta, Georgia

woodworking Retired millwright Jørgen Larsen, a Dane who immigrated to Canada back in the 1950s (and eventually to Pennsylvania where he and his family became U.S. citizens), has a knack for making furniture elements disappear.

See how he does it:

Attend our Atlanta Summer One-Day Sale
Saturday, July 25

If you're within driving distance of Atlanta, please join us on July 25 between 8 AM and 6 PM for our big summer one-day sale, featuring SawStop, Festool, Steel City, Kreg and other demos, and special in-store-only savings on selected tools.

See us perform live the famous SawStop Tablesaw HOTDOG DEMO Saturday at 10:45 AM and again at 2:45 PM.

1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

Going Pro as a Woodworker
Part 10 of a Series:
Retiring to Management
By Douglas Bittinger

Smoky Mountain Woodworks  
There may come a time when you will want to step away from the day-to-day woodworking of your business and focus on other things. Perhaps you want to devote yourself to designing new pieces; perhaps you want to work on promoting the work your shop produces to increase sales volume; perhaps you want more time to fish, play golf or spend time with the grand kids. Whatever your desire, stepping back from the daily operation requires some planning if it is to go smoothly.

Here are the steps you need:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Using Epoxy Putty

wood finishing Epoxy putty or "tootsie roll" epoxy (such as Abatron's WoodEpox ) is one of the best things to come along in a while for making repairs on moldings, architectural elements and carvings that are missing small pieces. By simply kneading the "dough" together and sanding or otherwise milling it after it hardens, this material can make quick repairs of intricate shapes and details.

Here are eleven useful tips for using it:

3-D Furniture Design Using SketchUp
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California

In this month's article I will walk you through the process of visually building a typical piece of furniture that can be taken apart to provide any of the measurements or joinery details you will need when working in the shop. We will be building a model of the #622 Stickley Trestle Table.

Let's Get Started:

Hardwood Lumber
Hardwood Lumber
Now in Stock
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

NEW Maloof-Inspired Rocker Plan Bundle and Upcoming Fall Seminar

We're now accepting pre-orders for Charles Brock's comprehensive plan bundle that includes everything you need to know to build your own Maloof-inspired rocking chair. The plan bundle includes a 103 minute DVD, 48-page color-illustrated book and two 24"x48" full-size patterns. Receive a free poster and website membership bonus for orders placed by 7/31/09.

Additionally, Chuck will be at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta to demonstrate building a Maloof-inspired rocker during a seminar on November 6-8, 2009.

More on the Plan Bundle

More about the Seminar

You'll Love our Great New 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

Repairing Rotten Wood with LiquidWood and WoodEpox

Suddenly we've been flooded with orders for these two products by Abatron: LiquidWood and WoodEpox. Must be the time of year when everyone is repairing rotten wood on their porches, windows, doors, etc. It also makes a great tool for repairing damaged furniture.

Here's some good info on how to:

Antique Boat Show
July 31-August 2 in NY

Interested in wooden boats? You may want to attend the Antique Boat Museum's 45th annual Antique Boat Show July 31-August 2, 2009 in Clayton, NY. There will be plenty of antique and classic wooden boats on hand, some fully-restored, others awaiting your loving touch. Come and browse, or get serious and bid at the auction. The festivities will end on Sunday with a Grand Parade of antique boats.

CLICK HERE for Details

"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

Sam Rieder
Assistant Manager

woodworking tools

A savvy woodworker and lover of fine tools, Sam rejoined the Highland staff last fall after returning from a few years of living in Denmark. Having previously owned and operated retail stores on two different continents, he has developed quite a repertoire of merchandising skills. In fact, Sam's creativity and leadership have totally transformed the look and feel of our venerable Atlanta retail store. If you live in or near Atlanta, or are just passing through, please stop by and see what a great job he's done.

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

Granite Tablesaws
35930 1.75 HP with 30" aluminum fence
35930 1.75 HP with 30" industrial fence
Was $999.99 Now $899.99
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
Was $1249.99 Now $1049.99
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Was $1499.99 Now $1299.99

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

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