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Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 73, September 2011 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
Antiques Show and Tell, Sep 10 2011

Have you ever been treasure hunting and found the perfect thing for your home collection, but were unsure if it was the real thing or the price was too high? Come and join Alan for a day at the Scott Antique Mall hunting through the maze of dealers and merchandise for that perfect chest, chair or other piece that will add to your home.

Antiques Show and Tell
Sep 10, 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.

September 7
French Polish Workshop

September 10
Basic Bowl Turning

September 10
Antiques Show and Tell

September 11
Basic Bowl Turning

September 17
Hand Cut Dovetails

September 18
Router Basics

September 17-18
Antique Restoration

September 21
Taming the Skew

September 24
Spray Finishing

September 24
Chip Carving

September 25
Turning Bottle Stoppers

September 27
Hand Tool Sharpening

September 28
Coloring Wood

October 1
Beginning Turning

October 2
Turn a Peppermill

October 3 - 6
Cabinetmaking Basics

October 8 & 9
Fundamentals of Woodworking

October 8
Antiques Show and Tell

October 12
Sharpening for Turners

October 15
Basic Bowl Turning

October 16
Turning Pens

October 18
Hand Planes

October 23
Hand Tool Joinery with Frank Klausz

October 25
Four Square Woodworking - Milling and Jointing Lumber

October 26
Finishing the Finish

October 28 & 29
Creative Furniture Design

Oct 31 - Nov 6
Build a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair

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. 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.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Highland Blogger Terry Chapman took Peter Galbert's Windsor Chair class last year. CLICK HERE to read his words about the class:


Show Us Your Carving!

For this new column exclusively devoted to woodcarving, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS
of your favorite woodcarving projects along with captions and a brief history of your woodcarving. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your carving work in a future issue!

This month we have a couple impressively detailed nature carvings done by Michael Tryba.

CLICK HERE to take a look!


Working with Wonderful Wood

By Dick Rank
Atlanta, GA

For months I had been working from the top of the "Dad, could you make a {fill-in-the-blank} for me?" list.

Having recently joined a group of American period furniture makers, I was inspired to somehow find a project which would bring my skills up to a higher level. Being somewhat lazy, I have usually preferred making "not so fine" furniture. It fits my personality. Striving to reach perfection is not my style. At my age, it is simply unwise to even start a project that might take several years to complete. I have been told that I should not even buy green bananas.

CLICK HERE to read more about Dick's venture into fine furniture woodworking!


Three Rikon Bandsaw Models Are ON SALE at Highland Woodworking


Our European Workbench:
A Great Addition to Your Workshop

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.


Triton 1-1/3 HP Router
Only $99.99

Save $90 on the Triton 1-1/3 HP router! Quality Triton innovation offered in a smaller, lighter package that's more manueverable, yet still offers many of the features that have made Triton Routers so popular.
Sale quantity is limited.


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 Sandy Maguire, who shares her own finger-saving table saw technique.

CLICK HERE to check out Sandy's safety tip!


November 4-6, 2011 at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville


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 Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Router Collet Adapters
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
Off Gassing and Wood Finishes
Safety Tip: Table Saw Technique
Working with Wonderful Wood


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 Stephen Nelson's newly built workshop, located in Vancouver, WA.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:



Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month:
The #62 Low Angle Jack Plane

This month we are featuring the #62 Low Angle Jack Plane, based on the Stanley 62. A 14" long cast ductile iron body and heavy 2" wide by 3/16" thick iron bedded (bevel up) at 12 degrees provides a low cutting angle that allows very smooth cuts, especially on end grain. If you want to add just one Lie-Nielsen hand plane to your tool collection, this one may just give you the most 'bang for your buck'.

Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a post for our blog about the versatility of this 'jack-of-all-trades'.

Read Lee's post about the #62 Low Angle Jack:


By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

This month, our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, has finished all the major construction on his garage-to-shop conversion. But now he must contemplate the question of when is "done" really "done enough?" He also goes into depth on the execution of his shop flooring and lighting choices, and tells the harrowing story of removing the garage door and installing a wall, a double door and a window in its place.

CLICK HERE to read about all of the changes in the Down To Earth Workshop:



Save $90 on Kreg's limited edition Toolboxx Complete Pocket Hole System

Kreg jigs make pocket hole screw assembly so easy to do that in many cases you can complete a project's glue-up without ever picking up a bar clamp. For a limited time, Kreg is offering a special edition kit that includes all the standard components of the Kreg K4 Master System PLUS a Micro Pocket drill guide and bit, a right angle clamp, an assortment of more than 800 Kreg Screws and a sturdy toolbox to keep it all organized. (For current owners of a Kreg jig, the Toolboxx and screw assortment are available separately for $59.99).


New Downloadable Project Plan: The Fun Roller

This month we have a new downloadable project plan for a children's plaything designed by Kevin McGuire, author of the popular book "The All-New Woodworking For Kids". This month we are featuring the Fun Roller, a toy that almost any young child would enjoy.

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. And check back next month for another great new downloadable plan from Kevin!


Woodworking Tool Catalog

 

Our NEW FALL 2011 Woodworking Catalog is now available to browse online! CLICK THE IMAGE
TO BEGIN



Steel City Helical Planer
Only $499.99 - Watch our
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:


NEW Auto-adjust Toggle Clamps

Toggle clamps have long been a staple for creative jig-making and the like. This new generation of toggle clamps by Bessey will make your jigs work better than ever. Their ingenious design automatically adjusts to different workpiece thicknesses even while maintaining constant clamp pressure, allowing one clamp to quickly and easily handle a whole range of thicknesses.

CLICK HERE for more info:


50% off 65 piece Mechanic's Tool Set, only $19.99

Here's an excellent value in a complete set of mechanics tools to complement any woodworking shop. Includes inch and metric sockets, ratchet, wrenches, bits and Allen keys, all fitted in a high impact case. Tools are high strength Chrome Vanadium steel, nickel plated for rust resistance. Lifetime True Value warranty.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing
Off Gassing and Wood Finishes

Ahhh....there is nothing like that "new car smell" when buying a new car.

This same phenomenon happens with other common materials used around the house, but in this case it can do a lot of damage to wood finishes. The off gassing of these common materials will soften and sometimes even melt a finish, requiring it to be completely removed to repair the damage.

Here are SEVEN household items that should be used with caution:


Ask the Staff

Question:   I am trying to find an adapter/extension that will convert a 1/4" Router to work with 1/2" shank bits. Does such a thing exist?

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




Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

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


NEW Leigh R9plus Joinery System

Leigh is introducing its most affordable dovetail jig yet, the R9Plus joinery system. Simple to use, it allows you to achieve Leigh precision and reliability when using your router to cut through dovetails as well as box joints.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Now save $40 on our Earlex HV5500 Sprayer package deal

Earlex has juiced up the turbine motor on its ever-popular HV5000 Spray Station, creating its higher-performance successor, the Earlex HV5500 Spray Station.

CLICK HERE for more info

CLICK HERE to watch a video product tour of the Earlex HV5500


$40 off our CMT Box Joint Cutter Set, only $59.99

This set includes a pair of flat-top-grind blades which work together to make flawless box joints on your 10" tablesaw. They'll produce 1/4" and 3/8" wide fingers depending on the configuration of the blades.


HIGHLAND VIDEO:
Product Tours Available on our YouTube Channel!

Check out the great product tour videos 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 a couple of our great videos:

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!


New Charles Brock DVD:
Shaping a Sculptured Rocker

After all the joinery has been cut and pieces assembled, the remaining challenge for the sculpted chairmaker is shaping it all into a work of art. This 110-minute DVD will show you how.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Sculptured Rocker Classes at Woodworking in America conference,
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2011

Charles Brock, author of our Sculptured Rocker Plan Bundles, will be presenting four classes at the upcoming Woodworking in America Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio the last weekend of September.

CLICK HERE for class descriptions:


Video: CAROLINA GOLD -
Reclaiming Submerged 19th Century Timbers

Lee Tigner brings us another delightful woodworking video, this one recounting the history of the South's timber industry, and how huge logs submerged for more than a hundred years are being reclaimed.

CLICK HERE to watch the video:


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.

CLICK HERE to learn more:

Blogger Kelley O'Toole recently finished assembling one of our new Windsor Chair Kits. To read about her experience, CLICK HERE:


New Lower Price on Kreg Beaded Face Frame System, only $379.99

Kreg's Beaded Face Frame System easily produces cabinet face frames that feature attractive professional-looking beads that connect flawlessly around the entire frame. It's either doing the work of a specialized machine that would otherwise cost thousands of dollars, or it replaces a long and laborious tablesaw project plus tedious assembly. John Lucas has provided a detailed illustrated tutorial on using the jig on his website Wood Shop Demos. We also have a 3-minute video demo of the tool in action.

Watch the Video Demo:


NEW PUBLICATION:
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.


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 works of Keith Woody, from Richmond, VA, including a wine rack he made over 40 years ago!

CLICK HERE to take a look at some of Keith's projects!


Save $100 on our Walnut Parts Kits for a Sculptured Rocker or Lowback Chair

Both kits are now on sale. Buying the kit makes these challenging projects far less daunting.

More info on Rocker Kit:

More info on Lowback Kit:


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:


Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
Wood Slicer
resawing blade

I am not a big fan of the tool evaluations published in woodworking magazines. I wonder exactly who is buying the tools to equip the shops of these evaluators. Objectivity is elusive.

I am a semi-professional; I have a real job to support my habit, woodworker with a well equipped shop. I do a variety of styles of large case type furniture projects. Resawing has always been a problem for me. My band saw is standard Delta 14" with a 93-1/2" blade. I have tried at least a half dozen types of bandsaw blades for resawing and always had marginal to dismal results.

I bit the bullet and purchased some of your Wood Slicer band saw blades. WOW! Greatest thing since pockets on shirts, sliced bread, and stuff like that. Thank you for a really great product that actually performs in my shop on my machine.
— Ron P.

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:

CLICK HERE to watch a video tour of the Wood Slicer:

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