Our scrollsaw package deal includes 86 extra blades worth $35.92, plus "The Scroll Saw, a Beginner's Guide" DVD, a $19.95 value, PLUS a Flexible Shaft and 206-pc accessory kit, an additional $49.98 value. Total value, $255.84! With its built-in worklight, variable speed control and sawdust blower and dustport, the Rikon Scrollsaw is ideal for making toys, puzzles, letters, numbers, and much more!
This month's tip comes from Dave Durrant, who has a list of workshop safe operating procedures he would like to share with all woodworkers.CLICK HERE to read his safety tips!
A special purchase allows us to offer this powerful, huge-capacity professional-duty 18" bandsaw at an exceptionally low price. Powered by an extremely robust 2.5 HP 220 volt motor, Rikon's model 10-345 18" bandsaw will handle challenging heavy-duty jobs that smaller bandsaws cannot. Its total weight is 389 lbs. Why settle for a smaller, lighter-weight bandsaw when your shop can benefit now from the capacity and power of this large professional duty machine at such an affordable low price?CLICK HERE for more info:
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Featured this month is George Yohanek's backyard woodturning workshop. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
My Love Affair With The Dump This Ain't Furniture The Dunning-Kruger Effect Festool Follow-up The Entrepreneurial Spirit
This month our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, continues work on his new home, and brings us tales of his developing love affair with the dump, some thoughts on how he approaches this work differently than he does his traditional woodworking, and follows up with a review of his Festool sander and dust extractor. What does the Down To Earth Woodworker think of his Festool Sander? Click here to find out!
New Stanley Sweetheart Socket Chisels Stanley's brand new British-made Sweetheart socket chisels are based on a classic Stanley design and beautifully executed in high carbon chrome steel. They offer exceptional value in a premium tool. CLICK HERE for more info:
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
No. 8 Jointer Plane
This month we're highlighting the Lie-Nielsen No. 8 Jointer Plane. Our friend Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a blog post introducing us to "the king of planes", and gives a few tips on getting the best use out of this hefty hand tool. Check out Lee's short tutorial on the No. 8 Jointer Plane:
Get a Triton Router for a Great Price! Three distinctive routers from Triton Workshop Systems reflect new thinking about a lot more than just unique body design. Triton's engineers have incorporated several innovative features with instant appeal for woodworkers, including above-table bit changes, easy rack and pinion plunge drive, one-wrench bit change below the base and effective dust control, among others. This is the Best Deal We've Ever Offered on a Router! Get Yours Today!
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. Promotion ends March 31. Check out the SawStop rebate:
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Rikon 10" Bandsaw
A Great Value at $219.99
We've sold almost 400 of this exceptional value from Rikon over the past 2 years, making it our all-time best-selling bandsaw ever. That's because it has proven itself as a solid performer that's also very affordable. After we installed one of our Wood Slicer resawing blades on our demo model, we were able 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.
Prices Reduced on Select Swedish Axes
We have recently lowered prices on more than a dozen of our Gransfors-Bruks handmade Swedish axes, especially some of the more exotic ones based on designs dating back as far as the 11th century.
Sale on our Arbortech Power Carvers
Nothing matches the speed and control of our Arbortech Power Carvers for sculpting and carving on any scale. A special purchase allows significant savings on four of our most popular models.
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with Alan Noel
Using SoftWaxOne of the great tools we finishers have in our arsenal of tricks are the SoftWax kits available here at Highland Woodworking. Here are 8 tips for using these versatile SoftWax kits:
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Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
When I first saw your ad I poo-poo'ed it. But I went ahead and bought one and decided to try it. My first project was to take the 3/4 inch blade and resaw a piece of 13 inch by 2 inch quarter sawn oak. First I measured off the lines and placed them on the wooden block which was about two feet long. Right down the center. Started the saw and from the "get go" you just know if something is working right or not? Well 20 seconds later I had a PERFECT cut! No if, ands or buts about it. Right down the line with two fingers pushing the block and holding it against my standard fence which is about 3 inches tall. So, minimal set up, no effort - perfect cut...End of story. From now on all my band saw blades come from here and if you want a reference I will be glad to show anyone what and how I did the cut.
— P. Kellam Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:
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the full functionality of the FMT Pro, but at a fraction of the cost! Made from CNC punched steel plate,
the Super FMT will work with virtually any plunge router.
The Versatile NEW Festool Rotex 90 Sander This brand new powerful 1/2 HP gear-driven sander is easily the most versatile sander on the market. Instantly switch from polishing mode to random orbital mode to delta oscillating mode. Order the Rotex 90: Watch a short Rotex 90 video:
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:
One Man's Lathe Setup
By Tom Soles
When I retired in 2001, I started to look for that perfect setup that would allow me to turn very large bowls, and after looking at all of the domestic lathes and several foreign "guys" I decided on Oneway from Canada. This search took nine years (I am a very picky guy).Click here to read about Tom's perfect lathe setup:
Save over $100 on our Rikon 12" Premium Lathe Package Deal
Our woodturner's turnkey package deal is a great way to get started in the world of woodturning. We've supplemented Rikon's highly popular 12" x 16" 6-speed mini-lathe with our signature set of 4 Bodger HSS turning tools, plus added the world's most popular turning instructional video by Richard Raffan.
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A Homemade Mini
Texturing Tool for Woodturners
By Phil Colson
I wanted to share how I made a mini texturing tool out of parts from Highland Woodworking. It uses a Dremel HHS cutter to get repeatable textures. I use it on boxes, bottle stoppers, pens, finials, bowls and hollow forms.Click here to read how Phil made his own mini texturing tool!
My Career in Woodturning
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
The first time I tried to turn a piece of wood was using my Shopsmith. I turned out a couple of quick spindles and showed them to my wife who professed suitable admiration. That was enough to keep me going.Click here to read more about Terry's sometimes TOO exciting career as a woodturner!
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