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Sharpening & Using
Hand Planes with
Deneb Puchalski from Lie-Nielsen, January 30

Senior Lie-Nielsen instructor Deneb Pulchaski will be with us on Sunday, January 30 to teach a one-day hands-on seminar on getting the most out of your hand planes.

Using Hand Planes, Jan. 30, 2011

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

January 6
Timber Framing

January 8
Basic Bowl Turning

January 9
Basic Bowl Turning

January 10-13
Cabinetmaking Basics: Build a Base Cabinet with a Drawer

January 15
Hand Saw Sharpening

January 18
Hand Tool Sharpening

January 19
Sharpening for Turners

January 22
Beginning Turning

January 23
Turn a Lidded Box

January 25-26
Creative Furniture Design

January 29
Introduction to Marquetry

January 29
Spray Finishing

January 30
Sharpening & Using Hand Planes with Deneb Puchalski

February 2
Finishing the Finish

February 5
Hand Cut Dovetails

February 9
Taming the Skew

February 12
Turn a Peppermill

February 12
Antiques Show and Tell

February 13
Basic Bowl Turning

February 15
Hand Planes

February 19
Router Basics

February 22
Make a Mitered Half Lap Picture Frame

February 23
French Polish Workshop

February 26
Basic Bowl Turning

February 27
Natural Edge Bowl Turning

February 26-27
Sculpting a Rocking Chair with Charles Brock

Classes Suitable for Teens

See a List of All Our Classes

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Families Love our Kid's Woodworking Tool Kit

One of our top ten selling items this holiday season was our new Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids. It's a great way to introduce kids to the joys of woodworking. These are real tools that really work, and the 2 instructional books show how to build over useful 50 projects.

What's in the kid's tool kit?

SawStop Accessory Rebate

Purchase our wife-approved 3 HP SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw now and receive a FREE overarm dust collection assembly, a $199 added value. Purchase our 1.75 HP PCS model (also wife-approved) and receive a FREE dust collection blade guard, a $139 added value.

Check out the SawStop rebate:

Five Days of Scrollsaws

The Five Days of Scrollsaws blog series
This month at the Highland Woodworking blog, we have a series of videos on the setup and use of the Rikon 16" Scroll Saw. The Scroll Saw combo package available at Highland is a great way to get started with a new type of woodworking, and these videos are a fun first course.

Do you have a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in your workshop? If so, we want to hear about it! . Receive a $25 store gift card if we feature your tip in a future issue.

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:

Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
Just thought I would take a minute to drop you folks a note regarding my experience w/ your Wood Slicer band saw blade—It certainly has lived up to the pre-purchase accolades your sales rep mentioned while I was on the phone—I've used it to slice veneer about 2/32" thick—and to cut the top free from the bottom of the box I am making—Thanks for a terrific product.
— Barrie Beaver, Sussex, NJ

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
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Saving Money (and the Environment)

A good way to save money when buying most any type of finish is to buy as small a quantity as possible to do the job. If you run out you can always buy more to complete your project. Buying only what you need not only saves you money, but it also cuts down on the amount of leftover finish you need to store, reuse or dispose of.

Here are some great tips for disposing of finishing products once you are...finished.

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 Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Adhesive Removal
Show Us Your Stuff
"Green" Finishing
Safety Tip: A Hands-off Guide
Pricing Treen

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.
Featured this month is Andrew Pensavalle's natural light-filled workshop at his home in Bullhead City, AZ.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

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.

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

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.

Click here to read about Wallace Macfarlane's $5000 bowl.

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Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 Highland's ONE DAY SALE features free demos by Lie-Nielsen instructor Deneb Puchalski

Join us at our Atlanta store Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9 AM to 6 PM for our annual Winter Tool Festival and One-Day Sale. Lie-Nielsen senior instructor Deneb Puchalski will be at the workbench throughout the day demonstrating our exquisite Lie-Nielsen hand tools. A number of our other vendors will also be on hand giving entertaining and informative live demonstrations. We'll also do the famous SawStop hotdog demo twice during the day, at 11 AM and 2 PM.

It's a great chance to learn new woodworking techniques as well as save money on the many great deals we'll be offering throughout the store.

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:

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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
Special $249.99

(Reg. price $299.99)
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:

Free Gransfors Axe with Tormek T-7 Purchase

Now through January 15, 2011 , order one of our Tormek T-7 wet grinders, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free a Gransfors Bruks premium hand axe, a $110 value.

Watch a Tormek Video Demo

See the Versatile NEW Festool Rotex 90 Sander

This brand new powerful 1/2 HP gear-driven sander (available March 1, 2011) is easily the most versatile sander on the market. Instantly switch from polishing mode to random orbital mode to delta oscillating mode.

How to Pre-Order the Rotex 90:

Watch a short Rotex 90 video:

Show Your Stuff!

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We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS
of your favorite woodworking projects along with captions and a brief history of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your stuff in a future issue.

This month we are featuring the work of James Raines of Brentwood, TN.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at the beautiful bookshelves he built:

HIGHLAND BLOG: Terry Chapman Continues on his Sculptured Rocker Kit

Highland's mega-blogger Terry Chapman is putting together Charles Brock's Sculptured Rocking Chair Walnut Parts Kit, and he's keeping us up to date on his progress on the Highland Woodworking blog.

CLICK HERE for more info on the rocker walnut parts kit itself:

Sculptured Chair Plans
DVD, Book and Drawings

Rocking Chair Plan Bundle Lowback Plan Bundle

SAVE $30 by purchasing
both bundles together

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.

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