Attend our Antique Furniture Restoration Class May 22-23, 2010

Learn to restore antique furniture yourself during this 2-day intensive with professional refinisher Alan Noel.

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

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

May 5
Finishing the Finish

May 12
Turning Tops

May 15
Basic Bowl Turning

May 16
Basic Bowl Turning

May 18
Mortise and Tenon by Router

May 22
Turn a Peppermill

May 22 & May 23
Antique Restoration

June 5
Hand Cut Dovetails

June 6
Basic Bowl Turning

June 8
Hand Tool Sharpening

June 9
Gilding and Gold Leafing

June 12
Beginning Turning

June 12
Antiques Show and Tell

June 18 & June 19
Make a Boxwood Spokeshave

June 19
Spray Finishing

June 23
Sharpening for Turners

June 24
Timber Framing

June 26
Basic Bowl Turning

June 27
Introduction to Marquetry

June 28 - July 1
Cabinetmaking Basics: Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer

July 7
Finishing the Finish

July 10
Turning Pens

July 14
French Polish Workshop

July 17
Beginning Turning

July 21
Turning Tops

July 24
Basic Bowl Turning

July 24 & July 25
Antique Restoration

July 25
Basic Bowl Turning

July 27
Scraper Secrets Revealed

July 28
Sharpening for Turners

July 31
Bandsaw Basics

August 7
Spray Finishing

August 10
Using Hand Planes

August 14
Turn a Peppermill

August 17
Hand Tool Sharpening

August 21
Basic Bowl Turning

August 22
Basic Bowl Turning

August 28
Introduction to Marquetry

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 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.

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
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

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

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

Anant No. 4 Smoothing Plane  

Anant Hand Planes

Up to 25% Off!

Silky Mini Mini Saw
Silky Mini Mini Saw

Regular $19.99


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 and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!

Hardwood Lumber Price List

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

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

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

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 history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.

woodworking tools
Featured this month is the workshop Brent Franklin built after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his old shop.

CLICK HERE for a look inside Brent's shop:

Justifying Your
New Tool Purchase

By Steven P. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

In order to buy anything of significance (translation: new tools), you must first justify the purchase. To whom you must justify the purchase is the enemy. Every purchase is a battle. You want to buy, and they want to stop you. You may never win the war, but if you win enough battles you will eventually obtain your dream shop! If you intend to win your fair share of these battles, you need a good plan.

Here is an extremely good plan:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

What You Might Not Know About Sandpaper

wood finishing

By Alan Noel
Atlanta, GA

Way, way back, when I was in college working part time in a restoration shop so I could afford to keep eating, a lot of grief was heaped upon me for throwing out what I thought was some very useless sandpaper. After I was instructed to sort through a trash can retrieving that old sandpaper, I was made to understand the error of my ways. After much hard work, I was eventually initiated into the knowledge of an even deeper realm of sandpaper esoterica.

Here are 8 important things that I learned about sandpaper:

How I Got a Pick-up Load of Lumber
from a Walnut Tree

By George T. (Terry) Chapman

I love my truck when it's full of wood. Look at all that walnut lumber! I had just about as soon have my truck full of walnut lumber as to have it full of hundred dollar bills.

Let me tell you my adventure harvesting a walnut tree:

Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches REDUCED!
Now Save up to $200

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." Sale quantities limited.

Order Now and Get
Red Hot Special Pricing:

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.

Triton 2-1/4 HP Plunge Router with FREE 1/2" Whiteside Round Over Bit ($30 value), only $219.99

This is our favorite popularly-priced router, an especially good choice for dedicated use in a router table. A built-in micro-adjuster conveniently and accurately positions the bit height using the rack and pinion drive, completely eliminating the need for an expensive router lifter table mount.

Check Out More of its Innovative Design Features:

NEW Steel City 8" Helical Head Granite Jointer
Is a Superb Value,
only $1099.99

This great value in a longbed 8" jointer is finally in stock and available for immediate shipment! You can enjoy the benefits of 77" long solid straight granite jointer beds, patented helical cutterhead with 16 four-sided carbide inserts for consistent sharpness and fast, easy setup, 2 HP 230 volt motor, solid 48" long center-mounted granite fence that tilts in and out for bevels or chamfers, integral mobile base, and a depth of cut up to 1/2". All this plus a 5-year factory warranty, and at a very affordable price! Net weight 460 lbs.

More Info and How to Order

Buy a Leigh Finger Joint Template by May 31 and get a Finger Joint Bit Set for 1/2 Price

Order the F3 Finger Joint template for $199.99 before May 31, 2010, and get a finger joint router bit set for half price after you register your jig with Leigh (Applies to U.S. and Canada only).

CLICK HERE for more info:


4 inch C-clamps


Pair of 4" C-Clamps


Heavy duty half price special

Regular $19.98 per pair

SALE $9.99 per pair

Get 10 heavy-duty C-Clamps
for only $39.99

Power8 Cordless Benchtop Workshop
Now Only $299.99

By George T. (Terry) Chapman

If you are a handy-person with limited funds, live in an apartment or small house with little space and big dreams, or a student starting out in woodworking, or a modelmaker, then the Power8 Workshop will make an excellent tool system for you. Or say if you have a cabin at the lake or in the mountains, or work on boats, or go traveling in a motor home, or handle other folks' home repairs out of the back of your truck. Any time you need versatility, compactness and portability, you'll be impressed by what this tool system can handle.

Take a look at what you get for $299.99:

New German entry in the premium plane market!

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

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.

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

What Tools Would I Buy
If I Were Starting Over Equipping My Workshop?

By Bruce Lamo
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The old saying "If only I knew then what I know now" certainly applies to buying woodworking tools. Like nearly every woodworker, I would love a large shop equipped with all the best tools. Like most woodworkers however, I have had to make choices due to finances, space, and what was available at the time of need. As I look back at the purchases I made over the last 30 years, I have few true regrets, but there are many things I would have done differently.

How would I approach equipment selection today?

Discover the
Joy of Hand Tools

Join us Friday or Saturday, May 7-8, as Highland Woodworking participates in the Atlanta Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event held at Peach State Lumber in Kennesaw. You can use this event as a great learning opportunity that will expand your perspective and help hone your skills for getting the most from using hand tools in your workshop.

CLICK HERE for more info

NEW Earlex 2900
Sprayer, only $149.99

The English-made Earlex 2900 Spray Station has made smooth and efficient spray finishing both user friendly and highly affordable. Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Comes equipped to flawlessly spray stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint.

CLICK HERE for more info:

on our Deluxe Steel City14" Granite Bandsaw!

Purchase the 50100G bandsaw for $599.99 and get the 12" Height Adjustment Riser Kit for just $49.99 (reg. $89.99). Total cost of this package deal (our item 50100GR) is $649.98 plus shipping.

If you're in the market for a powerful, full-featured bandsaw capable of any challenge from heavy-duty resawing to fine, delicate fretwork, look no further. We believe the Steel City model 50100G is one of the best 14" bandsaws available at any price, anywhere. Quantity purchasing has kept our cost low, and we're passing the savings along to you.

More Info and How to Order

Track Saws on Sale
Great Time to Upgrade
to a Festool Track Saw
10% Off Deal Ends May 31

Today is one of those extremely rare days when Festool offers a discount on one of its most popular tools. Order today and you'll save 10% on our Festool TS55 and TS75 track saws, as well as on spare blades, extra tracks and the Track Accessory Kit. We have saws and accessories in stock with free delivery in the lower 48 states. But don't wait too long. Supplies are limited and may sell out.

CLICK HERE for more info and a short video: :

On Saturday, May 8, Charles Brock will be with us at the Atlanta Lie-Nielsen Event in Kennesaw, GA sharing information and answering questions while he demonstrates hand tool work on his Maloof-inspired rocker. Peach State Lumber will be offering a special discounted price on the walnut lumber kit that contains all the wood needed to build Chuck's rocker.

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:

Hand Tool Woodworker Featured on Television

woodworking tools Last month in Wood News we featured a video of a 5 minute telecast showing the amazing work of hand tool woodworker Dilo Fernandino. Unfortunately for those many of us who are mono-linguistic, the audio was in Portuguese. We now have an English translation of the interview, which is certainly worth reading to get the full impact of the telecast, which links Dilo's works with some other sculptural treasures from antiquity.

CLICK HERE to see the translation and video:

Repairing Rotten Wood with LiquidWood and WoodEpox

Spring! It's time to get out and repair all your rotted window sills, door frames, wooden siding and indoor or outdoor furniture. The best product for handling this chore: Abatron's Wood Restoration System, LiquidWood and WoodExpox.

Here's some good info on how to:


Rikon Lathe

Rikon 12" Lathe
Red Hot Special $289.99

Act now to save $40 on this popular compact lathe. Includes live center, 12-position indexed headstock, 6 speeds - 430-3900rpm, 3" faceplate, 1/2 HP motor and 2 year warranty. Weighs 89 lb.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Three Great Woodworking
Books – SAVE 25%

Read these reviews of three of our most popular woodworking books.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Personalized Shop Sign

Hang a shingle outside your Olde Shoppe with our two-sided custom cast sign. Makes a handsome Fathers Day gift. (Must order NOW for delivery by Fathers Day).

CLICK HERE for How to Order:

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SawStop tablesaw
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:

Recent WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I just recently purchased a Wood Slicer band saw blade for my Grizzly 14" G0555 band saw and I have to say that this blade is absolutely unreal. I have never in my life seen a blade to equal this one and I first used a band saw approximately 50 years ago. I am cutting hardwood to a thickness of 1/16" with no saw marks and no additional sanding or finishing of any kind required prior to gluing. Very little finishing is necessary prior to applying a final finish. The speed of cut with this bandsaw blade on either soft or hard wood has probably doubled, I have not timed it. I would hate to change back to an ordinary bandsaw blade but I certainly won't risk hurting this blade on ordinary work. Again, this bandsaw blade is incredible! — T.G.

CHECK OUT our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

Ryoba saw
Ryoba Rip/Crosscut Saw

Regular $59.99

SALE $39.99

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