Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class
Schedule in Atlanta
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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
Character Figure Carving
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz
Wood Coloring Basics
Make a Pepper Grinder
Hollow Vessel Turning
Gilding and Gold Leafing
Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock
Using Hand Planes
Beginning Turning Workshop
Antique Mall Treasure Hunt
Build a Durable Picture Frame
Basic Bowl Turning
Relief Carving for Beginners
French Polish Workshop
Taming of the Skew
Basic Bowl Turning
Turning It Up a Notch
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 should be delivered to you
before the end of September.
You can own a SawStop tablesaw.
(WHY WAIT FOR AN ACCIDENT?)
FIND OUT how to purchase:
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.
Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches
We currently have a good stock of our premium German-made Hofmann & Hammer workbenches available for immediate delivery.
We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere.
Fine Woodworking magazine has designated these benches as a "Best Value."
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
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:
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Show Us Your Shop!
For this popular 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.
Featured this month is Bill Evan's unique and charming little shop on Lopez Island in Washington state.
Click here for a quick tour of Bill's shop:
How could your tiny can of furniture wax possibly be worth the $24.99 that you charge?
I'm talking about your ridiculously expensive Renaissance Wax. Who buys this stuff?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions.
If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Putting the New Festool T12+3 Drill to Work
by Howard Van Valzah
Before I purchased the $525 lithium-ion-powered Festool T12+3 drill, I asked myself "How can I justify
the high cost?" The first answer was that I have several other lithium-powered tools, and despite
early skepticism I have learned they are far superior in terms of battery life and power compared to
the old Ni-Cads. The other reason was that I had already acquired a Festool sliding saw, Festool
jigsaw, Festool router and Festool Domino machine, all of which though very expensive, were very
How Did the New Festool Drill Perform?
Nova Chuck Red Hot Special – Save $40
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.
CLICK HERE for more info:
with Alan Noel
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
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.
Here are nine things to consider about HVLP spraying:
Featured Highland Staff Member
Sales & Education
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.
Sean Headrick's monthly column on using Google's free SketchUp software will return in the October issue of Wood News.
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
The Gorilla Gripper Makes 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:
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
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:
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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
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.
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
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.
More on the Continuous Arm Windsor Rocking Chair Workshop:
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.
More on Frank Klausz' Hand Joinery Seminar:
WOOD SLICER Testimonial
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The first piece
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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
I figured what the heck, I am going to make this blade cry, so I put a four inch thick
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— Thank You, Rick G.
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