|Auriou Hand-Stitched Rasps Are Back!
French-made Auriou rasps have long been a mainstay for sculptors, patternmakers and chairmakers, but the aggressive cut and smooth
finish left by these steel works of art will endear them to anyone who works wood.
After a year-long interruption in the supply of Auriou rasps, we are excited
to offer them once again in limited quantities.
CLICK HERE to see Auriou Rasps
Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class
Schedule in Atlanta
Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot
Basic Bowl Turning
Basic Bowl Turning
Turning Wood Ornaments
Table Saw Basics
Hand Cut Dovetails
Basic Bowl Turning
How to Sharpen Hand Tools
French Polish Workshop
September 20-26, 2009
Build a Continuous Arm Rocker with Curtis
Scraper Secrets Revealed
Woodworking II - More Power Tools
Cabinetmaking Basics - Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer
Basic Bowl Turning
Basic Bowl Turning
Sharpening for Turners
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz
November 6, 2009
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
Order New Professional SawStop Now for September Delivery
SawStop has just begun shipping the first units of its brand new Professional Table Saw
to those lucky (and wise) people who ordered in advance of production. New orders placed now will be shipped
in early September.
You, too, can own a SawStop tablesaw. Why wait for an accident?
FIND OUT how to order:
NEW Festool EHL 65 One-Handed Planer
The ergonomic Festool EHL 65 one-handed planer features a spiral single-knife cutterhead
that sheer-cuts quickly, quietly, and cleanly, producing amazingly smooth results. Many other
ingenious features make this lightweight but powerful planer the ideal tool for planing carcasses, trim, panels or doors.
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 August 15,
they're on sale for up to $200 off. We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere,
and Fine Woodworking has designated these benches as a "Best Value."
Compact reg. $729.99
Medium reg. $999.99
Large reg. $1699.99
Round reg. $1499.99
An easy way to navigate our entire
highly-informative woodworking website
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 spring-summer mail order catalog. The saws all feature the new-style solid granite tables
and the jointers have solid granite beds and fences. The dense black granite used in these tools
will never rust, warp or twist, and the granite tables and fences all include a full ten-year replacement guarantee. The machines themselves include a
five-year factory warranty.
40635 6" with quick change knives
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
35930 1.75 HP with 30" aluminum fence
35930 1.75 HP with 30" industrial fence
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Stay Up-To-Date on All
That's New at the Highland Woodworking
Order before August 15 and get
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 Rick Lasita's backyard beauty in Jackson, Tennessee.
Click here for a quick tour of Rick's shop:
Progress on my Lower Cabinet
By Dilo Marcio Fernandino
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
I am back again to report to Wood News readers about some woodworking battles I have fought and won since the
publication of my previous article describing my initial work building a rococo-style lower cabinet in my tiny closet-sized woodshop. These victories were
achieved in the areas of both design and construction.
Here we go:
I am trying to make whirligig hubs that are 3/4 x 3/4 x 3 inches, plus they have a diagonal cut in each
end of the hub for the wings of the whirligig. The diagonal cut is what I cannot do. Can you
suggest how to safely cut them with repeatable accuracy?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions.
If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Some Great Books
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
I have always been a book kind of guy and on many subjects I would almost as soon read about it as
do it. There are dozens of books in my home on many topics of interest, but as you can imagine,
woodworking and turning are two of my favorites. My collection includes some old books along with some more modern ones.
Here are three good ones:
3-D Furniture Design Using SketchUp, Part 2
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California
In last month's article we constructed the #622 Stickley trestle table. In today's article we will use
that model to see how tools such as "scenes" and "layers" can help make the information in your
model readily available when it is time to start building.
Here's how it works:
Going Pro as a
We are pleased to have shared Douglas Bittinger's highly informative 10-part series on "Going Pro as a Woodworker"
as a monthly column in Wood News during the past year. All ten columns are archived on our website, and together they
constitute a compelling resource for anyone contemplating trading their office cubicle for something that many of us are highly
passionate about. Doug is the proprietor of
Smoky Mountain Woodworks in Edwina, TN.
Many thanks to him for so thoroughly articulating what is involved in turning
one's woodworking hobby into a professional woodworking business. For everyone's convenience, here are links to each of the 10 articles.
Taking the Plunge
Right For You?
A Suitable Workspace
Finding Good Suppliers
Marketing Your Work
Retiring to Management
The Gorilla Gripper and LegUp Make Handling Panels Safe & Easy
The Gorilla Gripper is a new shop accessory that's ideal for gripping, lifting and carrying large
panels of any material, especially plywood, drywall, MDF, etc. It will help make
cabinet and construction work easier and safer as it helps you avoid acute and chronic back
More Gorilla Gripper Info:
The LegUp Panel Lifter tablesaw accessory takes the strain out of loading full-size panels onto your
tablesaw, making the process safe and easy. Like the Gorilla Gripper, the LegUp is proudly made in
More info on the LegUp:
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, Bloodwood, Wenge, Bubinga, Zebrawood and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!
Hardwood Lumber Price List
NEW Maloof-Inspired Rocker Plan Bundle,
Sept. 12 Demo Day &
Nov. 6-8 Seminar
Everything you need to know to build your own Maloof-inspired rocking chair is now available. Charles Brock's new
plan bundle includes a
103 minute DVD, 48-page color-illustrated book and two 24"x48" full-size patterns. Order now and receive a free website membership plus bonus poster
while supplies last.
Join us Saturday morning, Sept. 12 at 10 AM for Chuck's FREE introductory Maloof-inspired rocker demo, no registration necessary.
Chuck will also be at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta to demonstrate the complete process of building a Maloof-inspired rocker during a 3-day seminar on November 6-8, 2009.
More on the Plan Bundle
More about the November 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
Now keep up with the latest news from Highland Woodworking via our daily posts on Twitter.
Build a Continuous Arm Windsor Rocking Chair with Curtis Buchanan
We welcome the return of master chairmaker Curtis Buchanan to
lead another weeklong hands-on workshop in which each student will use traditional hand tools and
methods to build a complete chair. All materials are provided.
You'll work hard and have lots of fun and come away with your own handcrafted, heirloom quality
rocker, plus know how to build more. Only a couple of spots still available.
More on the Continuous Arm Windsor Rocking Chair Workshop:
What's So Special
Some of you may be familiar with FastCap and the many innovative products they manufacture, but most of you
are probably not aware of how the company came to be. Paul Akers, the owner, invented the Fastcap –
that beginning is documented on his website at fastcap.com.
For decades we have offered milk paint, the wood finish that was historically used on
early American furniture. It's appropriate for any project where an earth-tone finish is desired.
Milk paint comes in powdered form which you mix with water. When applied, it dries flat with a
We are pleased to announce that we now also offer SafePaint, a brand new milk paint product
especially formulated for use as an environmentally-friendly wall paint.
More good news: First-time users of our milk paint products can receive a $5 mail-in rebate.
CLICK HERE for more info:
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:
Featured Highland Staff Member
Sales & Purchasing
Bill worked for many years as a professional counselor before coming on board at Highland back in the
1990s. In addition to assisting our customers, Bill also manages our extensive woodworking book department.
He's always receptive to hearing about new woodworking books to add to our selection. In his leisure
time Bill enjoys gardening, hiking, writing music and playing the guitar.
Why Not Write
Your Own Article
for Wood News?
We actively solicit
of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every
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
and compensation may vary depending on the published length.
Visit Our Store
you live near Atlanta, or are just
passing through, we invite you to visit and leisurely browse our amazing retail store. The thousands
woodworking tools on display here await your personal examination.
1045 N. Highland Ave NE
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