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On Tuesday evening, March 16, 2010, professional woodworker Jim Dillon will lead a 3-hour hands-on class that will have you producing razor sharp edges on your woodworking hand tools. Bring with you a chisel or plane iron that needs sharpening.
How to sign up for the class:

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

March 9
Timber Framing

March 13
Basic Bowl Turning

March 13
Scott Antiques Mall Treasure Hunt

March 14
Basic Bowl Turning

March 16
Sharpening Hand Tools

March 20
Surfacing and Squaring Lumber

March 21
Tablesaw Basics

March 24
Turning Tops

March 27
Turning Pens

March 30
Build a Durable Picture Frame

April 3
Beginning Turning

April 10
Introduction to Marquetry

April 13
Hand Tool Sharpening

April 14
French Polishing

April 17
Basic Bowl Turning

April 18
Basic Bowl Turning

April 24
Make a Gift Box

April 24-29
Cabinetmaking Basics: Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer

May 2
Shop Secrets of The Wood Whisperer

October 23-24
Windsor Chair Making Seminar with Peter Galbert

October 25-29
Build a Child's Windsor Balloon Back Chair with Peter Galbert

Classes Suitable for Teens

Narex Mortise Chisels
The maker of our best-selling bench chisels has created a stout new very affordable mortise chisel for medium-duty furniture mortising. Available in 3 sizes with European beech handles. The set of all 3 is only $39.99.

Narex Bench Chisels
Named Best Value Bench Chisel by FWW magazine, boxed set of 6 rugged chisels, only $59.99.

FEIN MultiMaster Special

We've packaged the highly versatile and now-famous Fein MultiMaster Top with all its extensive accessories PLUS Fein's new 4-1/2" round sanding pad kit for no extra charge, while supplies last.

GROUND SHIPPING IS FREE in lower 48 states.

Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches ON SALE

Our premium German-made Hofmann & Hammer workbenches are on sale and available for immediate delivery. We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere. Fine Woodworking magazine has designated these benches as a "Best Value."

Order Now and Save

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 2009 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
35920 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
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
Was $1499.99 Now $1299.99

Save on our Kreg Precision Package Deals

Increase the accuracy of your work and save more than $40 each on your choice of Kreg's innovative woodworking solutions, while our limited supplies last:

Kreg Miter Gauge Pkg Deal Save $45.97
Bandsaw Fence Pkg Deal   Save $40.97
Kreg Master System Pkg Deal Save $84.97

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

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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

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

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

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

Show 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. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.
Featured this month is Tom Soles' incredibly equipped and organized shop in Washington, D.C.

CLICK HERE for a look inside Tom's shop:

How to Improve Your Wood Shop's Workflow
Using the 5S Program

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

Implementing the 5S Program in your workshop (whether you are a hobbyist or pro) will make your shop time more enjoyable and more productive. You will experience less frustration, you will work more safely, and the chances are pretty good that the work you turn out will be of higher quality. It is based on five Japanese words (all beginning with the letter "S").

Here's how it works:

Appreciating the Lie-Nielsen
Small Shoulder Plane

By Christopher Adkins
Atlanta, Georgia

I have learned that I enjoy the tranquility and the sense of nostalgia I get from using simple, yet brilliantly designed hand tools. Like many woodworkers, I enjoy the prep time, and will often spend hours in the shop just sharpening my chisels, knives and plane irons. The most recent addition to my tool collection is a Lie-Nielsen shoulder plane.

This is my experience with it:

Ask the Staff

I'm absolutely overwhelmed when it comes to wood finishing. I'm making a replacement top for a folding gate-leg table my wife acquired at an estate sale and would like to know, in ABC terms, what products to use, how to use them and in what order? The wood is Sapele and I would like a durable, high-gloss dark reddish-mahogany finish.

E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.

New Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Only $199.99, save $80!

This little gem has already proven itself to be an excellent value as a 10" bandsaw, especially at this low introductory price. In our tests at the store, we installed a Wood Slicer resawing blade on the Rikon 10-305 bandsaw, carefully adjusted all the guides, then proceeded to resaw uniform slices 1/64" thick off the length of a 4x4. We highly recommend it as your first bandsaw bought on a budget, or as a second bandsaw that allows you to avoid constantly swapping blades on your main bandsaw.

It's SketchUp Time

Sean Headrick's column on Google SketchUp is on hiatus this month while Sean is busy renovating his new home in California. It will return in April. Meanwhile, read Terry Chapman's new blog entry suggesting it's time for you to download your own free copy of SketchUp and get busy using it.

Why It's SketchUp Time:

CLICK HERE for more info:

FREE 7-Piece Dovetail Bit Set
(a $100 value) when you buy
a LEIGH SUPER 18 or 24 Jig
thru March 31, 2010

CLICK HERE for more info:

WOOD SMART – New very useful kit of 46 American wood samples

CLICK HERE for more info:

New German entry in the premium plane market!

CLICK HERE for more info:

Great Wood Finishing Solution!

CLICK HERE for more info:

Woodturning Symposium
in CT, June 18-20, 2010

The American Association of Woodturners will hold their 24th Annual AAW Symposium in Hartford, CT, June 18-20, 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

CLICK HERE for more info

Kreg's New Beaded Face Frame System Really Rocks

Kreg's new Beaded Face Frame System easily produces cabinet face frames that feature attractive professional-looking beads that connect flawlessly around the entire frame. John Lucas has provided a detailed illustrated tutorial on using the jig on his website Wood Shop Demos . We also have a 3-minute video demo of the tool in action.

Watch the Video Demo:

Tough Leather Shop Apron
Now on Sale for $49.99

Recent Testimonial
Just wanted to let you know I received your new leather shop apron that is on sale right now and LOVE IT!! The leather is high quality (being a longtime horseback rider and saddlery owner I know leather) and it is the only one that I found anywhere with the pocket flaps reinforced with rivets. I needed one that could see hard service in the shop and this unit will do the job and then some. Thanks for the great product and service.

More Info and How to Order

Auriou Hand-Stitched Rasps Are in Stock Now!

New shipment just arrived! 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.

CLICK HERE to see Auriou Rasps

Why Not Write
Your Own Article
for Wood News?
We actively solicit contributions of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every one we accept and publish in Wood News Online , we will compensate the contributor. We typically pay up to $100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos. The amount of the gift certificate may be prorated for shorter articles. Articles submitted may be edited by us at our discretion, and compensation may vary depending on the published length.

Jet 16-32 Drum Sander

Manufactured by Performax for many years, the popular 16-32 Drum Sander is now made by Jet. We are pleased to reintroduce it to our product line. For a modest investment it provides an incredible 32" width in sanding capacity and is amply powered by a 1-1/2 HP 110 volt 14 amp motor.

Steel City's 50100G 14" Deluxe Granite Bandsaw
Now Only $599.99

We just received an entire ocean container full of 14" Steel City deluxe granite bandsaws, and we're offering them at the unprecedented low price of $599.99.
This superb bandsaw includes a 1.5 HP motor resiliently mounted in a heavy-duty enclosed steel stand with built-in mobile base, two-speed drive system, ball bearing guide system, quick-release blade tension lever, heavy-duty rip fence, cast iron wheels, built-in lamp, ergonomic safety switch, integral dustport and five-year factory warranty. It's a great opportunity for you to upgrade to a professional-duty bandsaw at a very affordable price.

More Info and How to Order

People LIKE YOU Are Building Maloof-Inspired Rocking Chairs

All across the country, hundreds of woodworkers have used Charles Brock's highly acclaimed Plan Bundle and DVD to jumpstart construction of a Maloof-inspired rocking chair project they had previously assumed would be too challenging to undertake. Many woodworkers who ordered the plan bundle have now completed one or more rockers, and some have passed along their comments on how the project has worked out for them.

What do these Maloof-inspired rocker builders have to say?

Free Online Membership

Interested in the idea of building a Maloof-inspired rocker? You can start learning today how to build one yourself! Get a free membership in Chuck's Rocker Studio Online, a special website that caters to budding Maloof-inspired rocking chair builders.

CLICK HERE to sign up for FREE:

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.

Now Chuck has singled out the specific tools he uses when building the chair and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:

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

Luthier's Friend  
Luthier's Friend
Precision Sanding Station


Anant No. 3 Smoothing Plane  

Anant No. 3 Smoothing Plane


Best Value in a Bench Plane
40% Off!

Regular $39.99

SALE $23.99

Other select Anant Planes
Up to 33% Off

Silky Mini Mini Saw
Silky Mini Mini Saw

Regular $19.99


Ryoba saw
Ryoba Rip/Crosscut Saw

Regular $59.99

SALE $39.99

Whiteside 1/2" Round Over Bit
Only $14.99

(reg. $29.99)

Now keep up with the latest news from Highland Woodworking via our frequent posts on Twitter.

Tormek T-3 Wet Grinder

Tormek wet-grinding precision and versatility at an affordable price.

Newest Stanley Sweetheart Plane, No. 92 Rabbet Plane

SawStop tablesaw
Limited Time Offer: Two Free Blades ($158 value) with purchase of PCS SawStop Tablesaw

SawStop tablesaw

There's never been a better time to buy a SawStop tablesaw. Get 2 free Titanium blades (40T & 80T) when you buy the SawStop PCS professional saw. Get a free 40T Titanium blade when you buy the SawStop contractor saw.

The SawStop PCS is a world class precision piece of woodworking machinery based just on its own merits as a tablesaw. However it's indisputably the SAFEST tablesaw in the world as well. 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:

Festool discount
What's This?
Discounted Festools?
Indeed, we offer Festool discounts. Purchase a Festool dust extractor now along with select Festool saws, sanders, routers and jointers and save 10% off the regular price of the vac. A similar discount applies to the price of an MFT-3 Multi-Function table when purchased with a Festool circular saw or Kapex miter saw.

Recent WOOD SLICER Testimonial
Just got a 1/2" Wood Slicer for a project. Put it on, re-tuned the band saw and POW! Right out of the box I'm slicing off veneers of hard maple that measure consistently .030". I'm impressed, gentlemen. The blade is everything it's cracked up to be, sharp, consistent, quiet and it leaves a surface that a couple strokes of a scraper will take care of. I'll be back for more. — Doug F.

CHECK OUT our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

Now Stocking a Wide Selection of Freud Sawblades and Dados

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.

CLICK HERE for more info:

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