|Maloof-Inspired Rocker Seminar November 6-8
Charles Brock will be at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta during a 3-day seminar on November 6-8, 2009 to demonstrate the complete process of building a Maloof-inspired rocker.
More about the November Seminar
New Maloof-Inspired Rocker Plan Bundle
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.
More info and sample the video
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
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
New PCS Professional SawStop Tablesaw now available
The SawStop PCS is a world class precision piece of woodworking machinery based just on its own merits as a tablesaw.
And by the way, it's also the SAFEST tablesaw in the world. The good news is it's available for a price that's competitive with
other professional tablesaws (all of which LACK SawStop's patented blade braking system). Drop by our store at your first opportunity
and see why the SawStop is the professional tablesaw that makes the most sense to buy.
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.
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 Stephen Nelson's compact but well-equipped antique clock restoration shop in Oklahoma.
Guess how many clamps can be found in Stephen's shop!
to find out (and also get a tour of his shop):
I have four large walnut trees in my yard in South Carolina that need to be cut down.
I'd like to find someone who will buy the logs. How can I find a buyer and someone to cut them down, and how much would the logs be worth?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions.
If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Attend our Atlanta
Fall One-Day Sale
Saturday, October 17
If you're within driving distance of Atlanta, please join us on October 17 between 9 AM and
6 PM for our big Fall
one-day sale, featuring popular factory demos and special in-store-only savings on a wide selection of popular
See us perform live the famous SawStop Tablesaw HOTDOG DEMO Saturday
at 11 AM and again at 2 PM.
1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Putting the Fein MultiMaster to Work
by Donald Wickham
When I first picked up a Fein MultiMaster, right away I could sense the solid German technology and precision that
went into it. Using my Fein MultiMaster a few times has convinced me that it is a precision tool
with the power to do a variety of tasks. In fact it is capable of many tasks that other tools
simply cannot do.
Here's my firsthand experience with the Fein MultiMaster:
Build a Toolbox:
to CNC Machine
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California
This month I want to show you some of the techniques I used to build this toolbox in SketchUp. Once
you have created your design, I will show you the basic process I use to translate the information
in a SketchUp model into vector values that can be used to produce the model on a CNC machine.
Let's Get Started:
with Alan Noel
Here in North Georgia we just experienced what is now being called our
worst flood in recorded history. The Chattahoochee River spilled over its banks
like never before. I was called upon for help and advice by some of my regular customers who were struggling to deal with
the fact that their most prized possessions were floating in their own homes before being
laid to rest by the receding sludge.
Here are 8 tips on what to do in case this situation ever arises for you:
Nova Chuck Special
Save $40 – Only $139.99
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:
Featured Highland Staff Member
Sales & Education
A salesman at Highland for more than two years, Billy also assists with logistics in our education department.
After several years as a cabinetmaker, Billy opened W. R. Rhoton Guitarworks in 2008 where he handcrafts
acoustical instruments. A student of Ivon Schmukler, he has studied at the Leeds Guitarmakers School in Northampton, MA.
As a musician, Billy has toured regionally and nationally with various bluegrass and rock-and-roll bands, and is
currently a member of the Athens, GA based supergroup, Lake City. He adds that at home he's tolerated on a daily basis by his wife, infant son and 3 dogs.
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
Earlex HVLP Spray Station RED HOT SPECIAL
This acclaimed affordable spray system is the perfect entry into the world of
spray finishing for woodworkers who have previously relied only on brush-on wood finishes.
Our everyday low price on the Earlex
HV5000 is $299.99.
However while limited supplies last, a special purchase allows us to offer the Earlex HV5000 Spray Station for only $269.99.
CLICK HERE for more info
CLICK HERE to watch a video review of the Earlex HV5000
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:
Ask Frank Klausz
Here are some of the questions Frank says he gets asked most often:
What is your favorite wood?
What glue do you use?
What are the best hand tools to use?
What are your favorite small machines?
What is your favorite router?
Where do you find good quality wood?
When are you going to retire?
Read Frank's Answers:
Festool Drill Now $400,
THE LAST DRILL
You'll Ever Need to Buy
Festool has repackaged their new 12+3 and 15+3 lithium-ion powered drills making them a bit easier to afford. Previously each model came with 4 different
drill chucks. Now each drill comes with 2 standard Fastfix chucks: the 1/2" drill chuck and the Centrotec chuck. The right-angle chuck and the eccentric chuck
are available as optional accessories.
Both models still include two high-efficiency lithium-ion batteries, smart charger, advanced electronic clutch, 3-year warranty and
stackable Systainer. The T12+3 sells for $400. The T15+3 sells for $450.
• The drill's extreme light weight (thanks to the lithium battery) means less operator fatigue.
• The exclusive Fastfix chucking system allows each drill to
perform the function of several different drills.
• The second generation brushless motor is electronically protected against burnout and maintains constant
power regardless of load or speed.
• Tests have
shown the Festool T+3 drills outperform the competition's 15 and 18 volt drills. You can literally drive more than 1,000,000 screws with one of these drills.
Built to last a lifetime, it is literally the last drill you will ever need to buy.
Now keep up with the latest news from Highland Woodworking via our daily posts on Twitter.
Take a Look!
You'll Love our Mail-In 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
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
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.
— Thank You, Rick G.
Check out our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing
Our new Early Fall
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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
Highland Woodworking Gift
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about
any woodworker anywhere.
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: