Hand Planes with
Deneb Puchalski from Lie-Nielsen, January 30
This month's tip comes from Maurice Clabaugh of Tuscaloosa, AL, who has a smart suggestion to improve the safety of some of your power tools.CLICK HERE to check out his tip:
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Featured this month is Andrew Pensavalle's natural light-filled workshop at his home in Bullhead City, AZ. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
A Few of "My Favorite Things" Measuring and Marking Out Desk Joinery DTEW Quick Hits — Money Saving Quick Tip 2010 — A Look Back
This month our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, talks about some of his favorite tools in his workshop, and you might be surprised to find out that most of them are not directly related to woodworking (although Steve might argue they are just as critical to his process as a good jointer or smoothing plane). Steve also begins measuring and marking out the boards for the joinery on his new desk, and then takes a break to recount "The Year That Was" in the Down to Earth Workshop. CLICK HERE to read about all this plus a money-saving Quick Tip from our Down to Earth Woodworker.
on our FEIN MultiMaster Oscillating Tools
Order one of our FEIN MultiMaster models and we will ship it to you free within the 48 contiguous United States. Though the Fein Tool may seem expensive at first, its versatility will allow it to quickly pay for itself many times over. CLICK HERE for more info:
Imperial Blades Can Save You a Lot of Money! Already own a FEIN MultiMaster? (Or Dremel, Bosch, Craftsman or Ridgid oscillating tool?) Now you can save a bundle on replacement blades. Imperial Blades are made right here in the USA using the industry's highest quality steel, yet they are far more affordable than other quality brands. CLICK HERE for more info: CLICK HERE to watch Imperial Blades in action:
New Iwasaki Carving Files
Rather than producing sawdust waste like rasps normally do, these amazing tools remove tiny shavings that look as if they came from a miniature plane! Their claim to fame is removing material quickly like a rasp while leaving a very clean surface finish like you would expect from a file. Available in 14 sizes/styles or select from among our sets of 2. Details and How to Order:
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
Small Bronze Scraping Plane
This month we're highlighting the Lie-Nielsen Small Bronze Scraping Plane, useful for practically any finishing job in the shop. Our friend Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks recently wrote a blog entry for us on the impressive capabilities of the Scraping Plane, and how to set one up for use. Check out Lee's reasons for why you need a scraping plane:
Ask the Staff Question: How can I remove the old peel & stick sandpaper from my 4x36 - 6" disc? I bought the sander used and it looks like the sandpaper has been on there for years.
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Pricing Treen: A Guide for the Perplexed
By Wallace Macfarlane
TREEN: Made of "tree"; wooden. Of or belonging to a tree or trees; in quot. 1670, obtained or made from trees. -- Oxford English dictionary
In the beginning it seemed most reasonable to price my wood by the competition. Trouble was, I couldn't find any. There are a few mortars and pestles around and some bowls and breadboards, but what I make is so ordinary it's different.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 Highland's ONE DAY SALE features free demos by Lie-Nielsen instructor Deneb Puchalski
A good workbench is the keystone of any woodworking shop. You'll be able to approach your next woodworking project like never before with our AFFORDABLE new European Workbench. Solidly constructed from beautiful European beechwood, this bench will help to inspire and enable quality woodworking.
Steel City Helical Planer
Now on Sale for $499.99
Steel City's patented helical cutterhead uses 26 four-sided HSS indexed cutting inserts for ease of blade maintenance, quality of finish and significantly quieter operation. A special purchase allows us to offer these planers at an unprecedented low price, while supplies last. CLICK HERE for more info: Read the Popular Woodworking Magazine Review:
High Quality Council Axes are 100% made in USA
It took us almost 20 years to realize that axes are actually serious woodworking tools, but now for the past 15 years or so, Highland has been a leading source for fine axes from the world's top forges. We are delighted to now offer a high quality, moderately priced line of reliable axes made right here in the USA (in NC) using American-made steel with native hardwood handles.CLICK HERE for more info:
Earlex HVLP HV5000
Pro Sprayer, Super
Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Flawlessly sprays stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint. Quantities limited. CLICK HERE for more info:
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HIGHLAND BLOG: Terry Chapman Continues on his Sculptured Rocker Kit
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Sculptured Chair Plans
DVD, Book and Drawings
Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project. Check Out the Tools of the Trade:
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