Join us as Master Chairmaker Peter Galbert returns to Atlanta this fall for a 7 day hands-on class for building your own Continuous Arm Windsor Chair. The Continuous Arm is an icon of American furniture, and was an innovation in the development of the Windsor style and technology. This class covers all the building action, from tree to completed chair. Students will split parts from a log, shave them, bend them and join them into their hand carved seat.
Peter will cover topics including sharpening, wood technology and design, all which will enhance your ability to go forth and make chairs at home.
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The absolute best way to eliminate rust from the surfaces of machines and other tools in your shop is to stop it from ever really getting started in the first place. We'll show you some good ways to do that, as well as how to completely remove it once it's already formed.CLICK HERE to learn how to fight summer rust:
This month's tip comes from Tom LeRoy, who points out that making safety easy for yourself is a necessity when it comes to practicing good workshop safety.CLICK HERE for Tom's safety tip!
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Featured this month is Andrew Barton's efficient mobile workshop in Camarillo, CA. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
Four Mistakes I Made Wood Is A Pleasant Thing Cleaving to Homonyms Fifty-Seven Hundred Pounds of Equipment – One Big Box Building the NEW Down To Earth Workshop, Part 1 - Wiring
Steven Johnson, our Down To Earth Woodworker has moved into his new (old) house and he is starting to work on his new workshop in earnest. In this month's column, he reviews some of the mistakes he made (and that you can avoid with his advice!) while remodeling the "unhandy house", unveils the impressive plan he used for hauling fifty-seven hundred pounds of workshop equipment, and takes his first steps in building the NEW Down to Earth Workshop. Take a look inside the NEW Down to Earth Workshop!
Free $20 Gift Card with purchase of a set of 8 Stanley Sweetheart Chisels Purchase a set of 8 Stanley Sweetheart Chisels between now and June 30, and receive a free $20 gift card from us, good towards your next purchase from Highland Woodworking. CLICK HERE for more info:
CLICK HERE to read a great review of the Stanley Sweetheart Chisels by Chris Black
Build a Woodworking Project with Dad for Fathers Day
Here's a way for Dad to share the joy of woodworking with son, daughter or grandchild, and perhaps inspire a hobby that can last a lifetime. We offer 4 simple pre-cut woodworking kits that kids can work on with Dad. With just a few tools and a little time, your child can have an assembled project – ready to paint or apply finish. CLICK HERE for more info:
Here's Another Chance for Dad to do some Woodworking with the Kids
This is a great way to spend quality time with your kid while introducing him or her 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 together. CLICK HERE for more info:
Now 20% Off
We have just dropped the price on two models of Festool's popular Trion Jigsaws. Previously $310 each, the D-handle model and the barrel-handle model are now available from us for $250 each. Both models ship for free within the lower 48 states. CLICK HERE for more info on the Barrel-handled model: CLICK HERE for more info on the D-handled model:
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
No. 40-1/2 Scrub Plane
This month we're highlighting the Lie-Nielsen No. 40-1/2 Scrub Plane. Our friend Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a blog post about how this impressive plane can benefit your workshop. Check out Lee's post on this workhorse tool:
Delightful Video: A short history of America's mighty forests
Sit back and enjoy this delightful video mini-history (with a beautiful musical soundtrack) of America's forests from Colonial discovery through the 20th century, courtesy of Lee Tigner of Early American Furnishings in Dawson County, Georgia.
NEW! Windsor Chair Kits
Our affordable new Windsor chair kits will make a great weekend project for the intermediate woodworker. Each kit includes all the parts you will need plus clear instructions.
with Alan Noel
Simple Veneer RepairsWhen restoring a piece of older veneered furniture, often the veneer will be slightly loose at the edges of the top, drawers or side panels. Very often small pieces will chip off or get lost in the stripping process which can be time consuming to fix. Here are TEN tips to fix these pesky problems in a hurry:
Three Rikon Bandsaw Models Are ON SALE at Highland Woodworking
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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!
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. CLICK HERE to see our video product tour for the CXS Drill Driver: More about the CXS Drill Driver:
The Highland Woodturner
Wood turning is the fastest growing part of the woodworking community. To give it the attention
it deserves, we've started a new publication devoted entirely to woodturning.
New Downloadable Project Plans
Starting this month we are now offering downloadable project plans for children's playthings designed by Kevin McGuire, author of the popular book "The All-New Woodworking For Kids".
Place your order online and after it has been processed by our staff, you will receive an email with a link to download your plan set in PDF form. Three projects are available now. Going forward we plan to offer a new project plan from Kevin each month.
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! Take a look at our product tour of the 2-1/4 HP Triton Router:
Steel City Helical Planer
Only $499.99 - Watch
our new VIDEO DEMO
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: Watch a VIDEO Product Tour here:
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What's in your Zombie Apocalypse tool kit?
At Highland Woodworking, we are always trying to find ways to make our workshop a safer place. So when the CDC issued guidelines to follow in case of a zombie apocalpyse, our first thought was that the workshop is probably the SAFEST place to go in this scenario, especially if you are the type of woodworker who always keeps his tools well sharpened!
16th Master Woodworker's Show
November 4-6, 2011 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville
The Show strives to highlight the finest woodworking in this region. The three-day event is an unconventional, dynamic blend of gallery layout and the open atmosphere of a festival-style show. Entries are encouraged, and are being accepted until August 1st.
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.
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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:
Why Not Write an Article for Wood News?
We actively solicit contributions of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every one we accept and publish in Wood News Online, we will compensate the contributor. We typically pay up to $100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos.
Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
I wanted to comment on your Wood Slicer bandsaw blades. Anyone wanting to re-saw lumber, contact Highland Woodworking.
I ordered my second wood slicer while resawing oak for my grandchildrens' jewelry boxes. I've never seen anything like them!!
And, way to go Highland!! It arrived at my home as fast as it cut!! Great blade and fast
service. I'm sure glad I found a great blade and a fantastic company to deal with. Thank you
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