How Did the New Festool Drill Perform?
It's a great time to buy this highly versatile bowl chuck for your lathe. Teknatool's SuperNova2 4-jaw
scroll chuck incorporates the latest in chucking technology. Its 4"
steel body is nickel plated for long life. Its quick-ratio scroll mechanism is driven by a ball end
hex wrench, which is easy to insert and can be tilted away from your workpiece to avoid
interference. Its composite backplate encloses the back of the body to keep out dust and dirt and it
includes 24 3mm indexing holes for precision positioning.
Sale quantity is limited.
When I first started in the antique restoration business, the only game in town was to use conventional high pressure spraying systems that involved an air compressor, pressure regulator, water extractor, hose and a high pressure spray gun.
In the early nineties, High Volume Low Pressure, or HVLP spray systems like the Earlex Spray Station were introduced into the market. These are self-contained systems consisting of a turbine unit that supplies heated air and a spray gun. This system is much more efficient for transferring finishing materials to the workpiece, with the added benefit of a great deal less overspray and faster drying times.
The son of a cabinetmaker, Terry grew up in a cabinet shop and has been involved in woodworking and construction almost his entire life. After high school he studied photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta and the Ansel Adams School, and worked for 13 years as a professional photographer.
For his next career, Terry enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology and studied structural engineering, then spent 6 years building submarines with General Dynamics. Then it was back into cabinetwork and construction until changes in that marketplace brought him to Highland Woodworking in 2007.
Besides giving great customer service, Terry takes care of logistics for Highland's weekly woodworking classes and seminars.
He says he likes all kinds of tools, and he looks forward to coming to work everyday, saying it's pretty nice when you enjoy what you do. One of his specialties is routers and router tables, but he's always happy to share his knowledge of woodworking no matter what the topic.
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!
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.
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New Stanley Sweetheart Premium Hand Planes
Filling the quality gap beetween budget economy and heirloom handmade, Stanley has brought these high quality bench and block planes to market. Resurrecting a trademark last used in the 1930s that honored Stanley president William Hart, these planes proudly display the initials "SW" framed inside a heart-shaped border. This "Sweetheart" logo harkens back to a level of manufacturing craftsmanship hard to find in tools today.
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 at our Atlanta store on 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.
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
Build Your Own Continuous Arm Windsor Rocking Chair with Curtis Buchanan, Sept. 20-26
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 are still available.
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz, Oct. 24-25
We're excited to welcome back master cabinetmaker and woodworking educator, Frank Klausz for 2 days this fall. A European trained cabinetmaker with over 50 years of woodworking experience, Frank is well known as as a popular lecturer and has written for numerous woodworking magazines, as well as producing excellent DVDs on woodworking. Drawing on his mastery of hand joinery, Frank will demystify the process of creating hand-cut dovetails, open dovetails, half-lap joints, sliding dovetails and mortise & tenon joints. Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend a weekend watching a master at work.
WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I have a 12" Jet bandsaw that I absolutely hated. It couldn't cut a straight line on a piece of 1/8" ply. A friend told me to check out your Wood Slicer resawing bandsaw blade. I went to your site to check it out. At first I kind of choked when I saw the price of the blade. I then read your testimonials and decided to give one a try (you do guarantee that I will like it).
The first piece of wood I cut was a chunk of mango. It went well, but then again, it is a softer wood. So I decided to try a piece of Koa as it is a bit harder... cut like butter. Being the skeptic I am, I decided to put it to what I considered an extreme test. I have a large chunk of desert ironwood that has been sitting around for a while (because I just can't cut it). In previous attempts, I could barely slice a 2" section. The results were not pretty, it took forever and a day to cut, and the dust was incredible.
I figured what the heck, I am going to make this blade cry, so I put a four inch thick
slab of ironwood on the bandsaw, turned it on and it cut through it without a problem. There was no smoking, no
dust clouds, and the finish on the cut side of the wood was unbelievable. Bottom line, I will
NEVER buy another band saw blade other than this one. It is everything you said it was. Please feel
free to use me as a reference. I would love to be able to help other woodworkers discover this
blade. On a side note... I no longer hate my bandsaw.
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