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Beginning Turning with Hal Simmons, June 11

Learn the basics of woodturning, including lathe safety, project design, tool selection and basic techniques for cutting and shaping both side grain and end grain. Roughing gouges, bowl gouges, spindle gouges, parting tools and skews will be discussed and used.

Beginning Turning, June 11, 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.

June 2
Timber Framing

June 4
Chip Carving

June 6-9
Build a Shaker Table

June 11
Beginning Turning

June 18
Basic Bowl Turning

June 19
Basic Bowl Turning

June 22
Taming of the Skew

June 25
Hand Cut Dovetails

June 25-26
Antique Restoration

June 26
Router Basics

July 2
Hand Saw Sharpening

July 9
Cabinet Built-Ins

July 13
French Polish Workshop

July 16
Christmas in July, Ornament Turning

July 17
Turning Bottle Stoppers

July 23
Basic Bowl Turning

July 24
Basic Bowl Turning

July 26
Hand Tool Sharpening

July 30
Bandsaw Basics

Classes Suitable for Teens

See a List of All Our Classes

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Build a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair with Peter Galbert
Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2011

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.

CLICK HERE for more info:

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.

NEW Serious Toolworks Turning Tools NOW AVAILABLE at Highland!

Serious Toolworks turning tools are designed for serious turners seeking the absolute highest quality top-of-the-line tools for enhancing and refining their turning experience.

See what we mean by SERIOUS:

Mini-Texturing Tool Hardware Parts Kit

All the hardware you need to build your own mini-texturing tool for decorating wood turnings. Phil Colson's article shows how he built one for himself.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Check out the innovative and easy-to-use Easy Wood Turning Tools!

Why so easy? The flat shank of the Easy Wood Tool allows the tool to always ride dead flat on the tool rest, so the turner's attention can be focused on things other than the tool's edge, and the cutter is simply moved straight into the work. This simple technique is a boon for beginner turners, or turners who have struggled using standard tools and techniques in the past.

Take a look at our
Easy Wood Turning Tools:

CLICK HERE to read what our super blogger Terry Chapman has to say about the Easy Wood Tools:

How to Control Rust in your Woodworking Shop

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:

Great Buy on our Rikon Dust Collector,
only $199.99

Eliminate the unpleasant mess created by sawdust and shavings accumulating in your shop with this special deal on our 1 HP Rikon dust collector, a great gift idea for Fathers Day.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Fathers Day Special: Free accessories with purchase of a Worksharp 3000

Buy a Worksharp 3000 before June 24 and receive FREE a Coarse abrasive kit, a $14.99 value.

CLICK HERE for more details:

Drill Doctor Special Offer

Purchase a Drill Doctor DD500X or DD750X before June 24 and get a free 13-piece drill bit set, a $13.99 value.

CLICK HERE for more details:

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:

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 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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 Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Using Space Balls
Show Us Your Stuff
Simple Veneer Repairs
Safety Tip: Make it Easy

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 Barton's efficient mobile workshop in Camarillo, CA.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

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:

Festool Jigsaws
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.

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing
Simple Veneer Repairs

When 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

Ask the Staff

Question:   I am planning to build some frame and panel doors and wondered how much space to leave between the panel edges and the inside of the frames for space balls to work best?

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

Try our new Woodworking Article Search Feature

Easily search over 30 years of our informative woodworking articles!

(Please continue to search for our products using our website product search engine.)

An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.  

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Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

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.

Take a look at the most recent issue!

Sign up to receive The Highland Woodturner every month!

Want to join in? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS AND STORIES of your favorite current turning topic.

Woodworking Tool Catalog


OUR LATEST NEW woodworking tool catalog is now available to browse online! CLICK THE IMAGE

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:

Show Your Stuff!

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 Glen and Pat Bond of Eureka, Missouri.

CLICK HERE to take a look at their impressive craftsmanship:

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.

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:

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 HIGHLAND!!!
— Bill Stoelk, Basin, Wyoming

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