Here's my "better way":
by Curtis Whittington
I've been making furniture for more than 25 years. For the past nine years it has been my only source of income. All my work is commissioned, so I rarely do any two pieces alike. This is a tough way to make a living, and two years ago I nearly had to give it up. Then at a trade show I stumbled onto the Multi-Router.
After building a project or deciding to refinish an existing one, you need to choose what kind of finish to apply. Before deciding, there are a number of things you need to consider.
Now in his third year at Highland, George is the point man for customers entering and leaving our Atlanta retail store. A musician at heart since his early teens, he graduated from GA State University with a degree in music composition. His band, Fight to the Death (known for its eastern European, indie-rock style, flavored with country & western overtones), has recorded CDs and plays regularly at local venues.
Since we moved our huge woodworking book department close to his station in the front of the store, George has absorbed more about woodworking than he ever imagined, and he works occasionally helping out in local professional wood shops. No grass grows under George's feet. He's always busy helping make Highland a better place to shop.
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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!
James Krenov, 1920-2009
A Cabinetmaker's Notebook and the ones that followed have been a lasting source of inspiration to thousands, and contributed greatly to the growth of interest in fine craftsmanship that began in the late 1970s.
New Maloof-Inspired Rocker Plan Bundle
No woodworking book or DVD we've ever sold before has generated the response we've received from customers to Charles Brock's excellent plan bundle that provides everything you need to know to build your own Maloof-inspired rocking chair. The bundle includes a 103 minute DVD, 48-page color-illustrated book and two 24"x48" full-size patterns. Chuck's entire first printing of the bundle sold out in just 3 months, and a second printing has just arrived. Sample our free online video for a look at this great woodworking project.
Our Leather Shop Apron:
The Perfect Gift is On Sale
Every holiday season we seem to run out of this beautiful, rugged top-grain leather shop apron. This year we've made a special purchase that allows us to offer it for the low price of $49.99. It's the perfect holiday gift that will please any woodworker.
Personalized Shop Sign
Hang a shingle outside your Olde Shoppe with our two-sided custom cast sign. Makes a handsome gift.
Freud's New Double Grind Router Bits Stay Cooler, Cut Cleaner & Last Longer
The secondary bevel that Freud machines on each of its new Double Grind straight router bits allows shavings to clear the cut rather than clogging, heating
and dulling the edge like ordinary router bits. These bits perform better and stay sharp longer.
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Freud's New Quadra-Cut Router Bits Cut Cleaner
Four carbide cutters work better than two, especially when two of the cutters perform upshear cuts while the other two make downshear cuts,
eliminating splinters and fuzz even on challenging cross-grain cuts and in the most delicate of materials.
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Festool Drill Now $400,
THE LAST DRILL
You'll Ever Need to Buy
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.
Festool has repackaged their new 12+3 and 15+3 lithium-ion powered drills making them 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. (A right-angle chuck and an eccentric chuck are available as optional accessories.)
Now Stocking a Wide Selection of Freud Sawblades
Freud sawblades offer the ultimate combination of fused tooth grind geometry, blade body
rigidity, precise tensioning, a special carbide blend and superior carbide brazing, non-stick
Perma-SHIELD coating and high performance anti-vibration – all working together to
provide the ultimate cut.
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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
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.
Wood Slicer resawing blade:
New Nov/Dec Tool Catalog
Our latest woodworking tool catalog just went in the mail. Watch for it arriving in your mailbox this week or next! Not receiving our catalogs?
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