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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 for you.

October 10
Basic Bowl Turning

October 11
Basic Bowl Turning

October 14
Sharpening for Turners

October 17
Character Figure Carving

October 18
Bandsaw Basics

October 20
Timber Framing

October 24-25
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz

October 24
Furniture Repair

October 28
Wood Coloring Basics

October 31
Make a Pepper Grinder

November 1
Hollow Vessel Turning

November 4
Gilding and Gold Leafing

November 6
Form Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock

November 7-8
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock

November 10
Using Hand Planes

November 14-15
Beginning Turning Workshop

November 14
Antique Mall Treasure Hunt

November 17
Build a Durable Picture Frame

November 21
Spray Finishing

November 21
Basic Bowl Turning

November 22
Turning Pens

December 4-6
Relief Carving for Beginners

December 9
French Polish Workshop

December 12
Taming of the Skew

December 13
Basic Bowl Turning

December 19
Beginning Turning

December 20
Turning It Up a Notch

Classes Suitable for Teens

SawStop tablesaw
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.

CLICK HERE to see our
Flexcut Mfr. Rebates!

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."

Compact   $729.99

Medium     $999.99

Round     $1499.99

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

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 listed 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.

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 $1099.99
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99


Stay Up-To-Date on All That's New at the Highland Woodworking

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!

CLICK HERE to find out (and also get a tour of his shop):

Q & A

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 tools.

See us perform live the famous SawStop Tablesaw HOTDOG DEMO Saturday at 11 AM and again at 2 PM.

1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA

Putting the Fein MultiMaster to Work

by Donald Wickham
Atlanta, Georgia

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:
From SketchUp
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:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Water Damage!

wood finishing

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:

This Month's Featured Highland Staff Member

Billy Rhoton
Sales & Education

woodworking tools

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
Gorilla Gripper
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 injuries.

More Gorilla Gripper Info:

Hardwood Lumber
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 cordless drill

Festool Drill Now $400,
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.

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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 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.
— Thank You, Rick G.

Check out our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

Our new Early Fall Tool Catalog

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Stanley Sweetheart Planes
New Stanley Sweetheart Premium Hand Planes

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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

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
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 rustic texture.

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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