with Jim Dillon, April 12
The invention of this ingenious tool for copying and resizing images dates back to at least the 1600's. While seeming primitive it has peculiar advantages over modern digital imaging for resizing, as we will see.Click here to read about this fascinating tool:
This month's tip comes from Tom LeRoy, who has instituted a test in his shop that ensures he approaches every project safely.CLICK HERE to read his safety tip!
Inside This Issue
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 Dave Owen's 'Sawdust Studio' in Lakeland, Florida. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
My New Festool CT 36 Dust Extractor - More Impressions Measuring and Marking Stairs and Dovetails Make Your Own "Go-Bag" Building Codes - A Brief Primer
For his April column, our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, expands upon his previous review of the Festool CT 36 Dust Extractor after quite a bit more testing during the continued renovations of his new home. He also reminds us of the beginner woodworker's perspective with a story of a measuring and marking trick he had taken for granted, as well as providing a great primer on building code, and much more! Do you have a woodworking "Go-Bag"? Find out what the Down to Earth Woodworker keeps in his by clicking here!
REVIEW: 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:
CLICK HERE to read a great review of the Stanley Sweetheart Chisels by Chris Black
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
Boggs Curved Spokeshave
This month we're highlighting the Lie-Nielsen Boggs Curved Spokeshave. Our friend Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a blog post explaining how to set up and adjust this versatile tool. Check out Lee's post on the Boggs Curved Spokeshave:
Get a Triton Plunge Router for a Great Price! This distinctive 2-1/4 HP router from Triton Workshop Systems is a great choice for use either handheld or especially in a router table. Triton's engineers have incorporated innovative features 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!
Product Tours Available
on our YouTube Channel!
This month we are featuring three brand new product tours on our YouTube channel! Our good friend Morton demonstrates some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.
Click below to take a look at one of the three featured product tours we have available starting this month:
Are there any products you'd like to see a tour of? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and let us know what YOU would like to see!
with Alan Noel
Cleaning Your Finishing BrushesIf you have looked at high quality brushes such as ox-hair and china bristle for varnishing/lacquering or enameling and nylon/polyester brushes for latex paints, the prices may surprise you. Keeping your finishing brushes tools CLEAN is the key to a great job and longevity of the tool itself. Here are six tips to help you keep your finishing brushes clean:
Ask the Staff Question: I have searched the Internet looking for some advice on staining oak a darker color. I have been having problems getting the oak to be a more uniform color and wondered if your Transtint dyes could be a product that would help with this.
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Building the Andre Roubo Workbench
By Kerry Lancaster
After completing the addition to my workshop, I realized I had to have a workbench other than my table saw. My first order of business was to build me a functional workbench.Click here to read Kerry's tale of building his own Andre Roubo style workbench:
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Announcing the WINNER
We received over 200,000 entries in our online contest to win a new Festool RO 90 DX multi-purpose sander and CT26E dust extractor.CLICK HERE to find out who won:
Buy a Leigh Super 18 or Super 24 Dovetail Jig in April and get a VRS FREE
These dovetail jigs have all the great features you've come to expect from Leigh but at a lower
price! Like previous Leigh versions, you can cut variably spaced through and half-blind dovetails in
a variety of material sizes and thicknesses in two passes, or you can cut both sides of fixed spaced
half-blinds at the same time.
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:
Stunning New Festool Carvex Jigsaws Coming Soon - Pre-order Now
Festool's new Carvex 400-Series completely redefines the jigsaw. Featuring exclusive tool-free FastFix Blade Chuck, interchangeable base system, fully automatic triple blade guide system as well as many other features, the Carvex 400-Series jigsaw is the finest on the market.See what makes them so good:
Coming June 1, Festool
CXS Compact Drill/Driver Festool's new ultra-compact CXS Drill Driver conveniently brings Festool quality and ease of use into tight spaces. Weighing less than 2 lbs., the CXS compact drill driver packs ample power for tough jobs. More about the CXS Drill Driver:
Our Popular Sculptured Chair Plan Bundles NOW ON SALE - Save up to $40
Our comprehensive plan bundles by Charles Brock provide all the information and inspiration you'll need to build these beautiful sculptured chairs. Each set includes DVD, book and full-size drawings.
CLICK HERE for more info:
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:
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:
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CLICK HERE to take a look at a couple of his incredible industrial-style pieces:
$166 in Free Accessories when you buy a Tormek T-7 Grinder in April
Now through April 30, 2011, order one of our Tormek T-7 wet grinders, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free an HTK705 hand tool kit for free, a $166 value.
$65 in Free Accessories when you buy a Tormek T-3 Grinder in April
Order one of our affordable Tormek T-3 wet grinders by April 30, 2011, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free the SP650 stone grader and AN04 apron, a $64.98 added value.
The Highland Woodturner
Wood turning is the fastest growing part of the woodworking community. To give it the attention
it deserves, we're starting a new publication devoted entirely to woodturning. Watch for it to appear
around April 20!
Check out the innovative and easy-to-use Easy Wood Turning Tools!
Take a look at our
Easy Wood Turning Tools:
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