Featured Classes

Gilding & Goldleafing with Alan Noel
Gilding & Goldleafing with Alan Noel

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Class Size: 16
Tuition: $60
Item# 991498

From Bowl to Platter
From Bowl to Platter with Frank Bowers

Saturday & Sunday
Feb. 10 & 11
9am to 5pm
Class Size: 8
Tuition: $195
Item# 991497

Using Tool Jigs & Fixtures
Using Tool Jigs & Fixtures with Tony Suess

Saturday, Feb. 24
9am to 4pm
Class Size: 15
Tuition: $75
Item# 991504

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Alan Noel's Finishing Corner

When the Levee Breaks

Alan Noel Seems Ol' Man Winter took his time getting started this season. Now that he has cooled things off, it's that time of year when those unwrapped pipes burst on us unsuspecting souls when we are away from home or snoring away. Or to make things even worse, you could get caught in the middle of a storm with the power interrupted, with broken water pipes, a flooded finished basement or water flowing from the ceiling, with no way to get the water out unless you have a generator to power up a wet/dry vacuum or a pump.

So, what do you do in case of an emergency? Here are a few tips on how to help limit the amount of damage to your furniture, should you suddenly find yourself surrounded by water.

Read Alan's tips

Meet the Lucky Winner of Highland Woodworking's New Kind of Power Tool Giveaway!

Highland Woodworking New Kind of Power Tool Giveaway Winner!

We are pleased to announce the winner of Highland Woodworking’s New Kind of Power Tool Giveaway. The giveaway was wildly popular and we received over 70,000 entries. The winner of our giveaway was randomly selected by computer from all valid Internet and mailed entries. Ed Everett of Kansas is our very happy winner!

Ed received a 15" Apple MacBook Pro, an OtterBox Rugged Laptop Case, SketchUp Pro Design Software and a $100 Highland Woodworking Gift Certificate. Doug Hall spoke to him and learned he is a self-taught "weekend warrior" woodworker who has progressed from building a picnic structure out of 6x12's to crafting beautiful Mission-style furniture.

Read Doug's interview with Ed Everett

View a gallery of Ed's work

Using Water-based Dyes

Ask the Staff

E-mail us at woodnews@highlandwoodworking.com with your woodworking or finishing questions. Selected questions will be answered in future issues. If your question is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Hardware hat.

Question: I want to start working with water-based dyes. How do I get the best results?


Small Shop Dust Collection Simplified by Chris Black

Employee Contribution

Small Shop Dust Collection Simplified
by Chris Black

Dust collection is one of those topics you could write a book about and several people have. The book Woodshop Dust Control, Revised (202232) by Sandor Nagyszalanczy is probably the best one out there. Dust control is something you know you should do, but where do you start and how do you proceed? You’ve probably asked yourself questions like, do I need a central system, what about grounding and how much is this going to cost?

For most small general woodworking shops, dust control is simple and affordable. Learn a few basic concepts up front that you can apply to most situations, and the specifics will take care of themselves.



Hot New Item!

Anant Bench Holdfast

Anant Bench Holdfast


Anant has reintroduced Record's super useful Holdfast at an irresistible price. The Anant Bench Holdfast works much like traditional workbench hold downs by clamping work directly to the bench wherever you can drill a 15/16" hole, but it is much more effective than the single piece iron types. Once you have positioned the Holdfast over your project, an acme screw forces a pivot arm down with enormous pressure exactly were you need it. The clamp pad also pivots to accommodate odd shaped parts. Throat capacity and maximum height are 8". Item# 199304.

Introducing Saturday Mornings at Highland

Introducing Saturday Mornings at Highland!

We are excited to introduce our new educational program, Saturday Mornings at Highland ! Beginning February 17, 2007, join us at our store in Virginia-Highlands on Saturday mornings at 10am EST for FREE, live demonstrations featuring a wide variety of woodworking skills, tools & techniques. These 1 to 1-1/2 hour-long demonstrations will feature our knowledgeable staff and instructors, local clubs & guilds, guest authors, and others. Upcoming events include woodturning, woodcarving, care & use of hand tools, joinery, book signings, an introduction to woodworking design software, and much, much more.

Please check the schedule on our website , or the display in our store for updated schedules of coming events. Everyone is welcome to drop in – these demonstrations are free of charge. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to expand your skills as well as explore new woodworking techniques!

Highland Woodworking Red Hot Special

Update on the "Featured Fluke"

A number of you have let us know that our planned Featured Fluke promotion which was described in our last newsletter seemed to you to be confusing and overly complicated. We appreciate the feedback, and in response, we have rethought the program and changed how it works.

First off, it will now be known as our "Red Hot Special" rather than the "Featured Fluke". We'll aim to offer them more frequently than previously planned, plus we will show a real-time count on our website of how many of the sale item are still in stock at the special price. The Red Hot Special will be an online promotion, available for purchase on our website only.

Whenever a Red Hot Special is being offered, we invite you to check it out by just clicking on the prominent Red Hot icon on our website's home page. If no Red Hot icon is showing, check back later, as we will be adding specials to the website on a regular basis.

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