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Make a Mitered Half Lap Picture Frame Class
Dec 13, 2011

In this popular evening class Jim Dillon shows you how to make a great-looking simple, sturdy picture frame that you will build and assemble in class and take it home where the matting, glazing and hanging are up to you.

Make a Mitered Half Lap
Picture Frame
Dec 13, 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.

December 10
Basic Bowl Turning

December 13
Make a Mitered Half Lap Picture Frame

December 14
French Polish Workshop

December 17
Beginning Turning

December 18
Turn a Peppermill

December 21
Finishing the Finish

January 7
Hand Cut Dovetails

January 10
Sharpening for Carvers

January 11
Taming of the Skew

January 14
Basic Bowl Turning

January 15
Turning Bottle Stoppers

January 17
Four Square Woodworking: Milling and Jointing Lumber

January 18
Finishing the Finish

January 21
Beginning Turning

January 22
Turn a Peppermill

January 24
Hand Tool Sharpening

January 25
French Polish Workshop

January 28
Bandsaw Basics

January 29
Router Basics

Classes Suitable for Teens

See a List of All Our Classes

View Slideshows of Classes

Three Rikon Bandsaw Models Are ON SALE at Highland Woodworking


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 are featuring Jordan Straker's amazing Native war shirt woodcarving.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look!


Why I Belong to a Woodworking Club

By Howard Van Valzah
Roscoe, IL

There is a whole lot more to club membership than just being woodworkers. We all have the opportunity to make great friends out of our common interest in woodworking. I would encourage all of you to make a point of getting to know your fellow club members better and enjoy becoming a part of their lives.

CLICK HERE to read Howard's many reasons for belonging to a woodworking club:


The Maker's Mark

By W. Lee Tigner Jr.
Dawsonville, GA

My clients often comment that their favorite thing about my work is my signature, which is a branded emblem including literally, my signature. Branding is a sign of the maker, a distinctive mark that is unique to you, the artist.

Do you feel a sense of loss when a piece leaves your workshop? Maybe you need your own MAKER'S MARK!


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 Lee Ohmart, who has come up with some strategies for countering the afternoon slump that many of us experience.

CLICK HERE to check out Lee's safety tip!


Shaping a Sculptured Rocker DVD

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 on Display at Highland

Highland blogger Terry Chapman has built a "before and after" rocking chair using one of our Sculptured Rocker Walnut Parts Kits, and has generously allowed us to display it at Highland. Come by the store to take a look.

Or read more about it HERE!


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:


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.

See 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.


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 Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Power for an 8" Jointer
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
Off Gassing and Wood Finishes
Safety Tip: Afternoon Slump
The Maker's Mark: Branding Your Work
Why I Belong to a Woodworking Club


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 Richard & Ninika Gordon's beautiful timber frame workshop, located in Madison, VA.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:




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

Lie Nielsen's Low Angle Jack Plane is based on the Stanley 62. With its 14" long cast ductile iron body and heavy 2" wide by 3/16" thick iron bedded (bevel up) at just 12°, this plane's low cutting angle (~37°) lets it cut smoother than any other plane, especially on end grain.

Lee Laird, of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, recently wrote a couple of posts for our blog about this "Jack of All Trades" handplane:

Read Lee's post about the general setup and capabilities of the low angle jack plane.

Read Lee's post on using the low angle jack to handle highly figured wood.

Take a closer look at the Lie-Nielsen #62 Low Angle Jack Plane:


By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

For December, the Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, has trade shows on the brain, and he provides a great article with strategies for how to get the most out of the next woodworking trade show you attend. He then follows that up with a great review of the new JDS Air-Tech HP Air Cleaner, and then finishes up with a couple of video updates on the progress he has made on the new desk/assembly table/clutter-catcher he is building for the Down to Earth Workshop.

CLICK HERE to take a look at trade show strategies from someone who has a lot of experience!



Limited Edition Kreg Toolboxx Pocket Hole Kit

Order now to save $90 on Kreg's special edition kit that includes the K4 Master System, a Micro Pocket drill guide and bit, right angle clamp, 800 assorted Kreg screws PLUS a sturdy toolbox to keep it all organized.


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


New Downloadable Project Plan: The Western Pony

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 Western Pony, a delicate rocking showpiece for your child's display shelf.

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 WINTER 2011 Woodworking Catalog is now available to browse online! CLICK THE IMAGE
TO BEGIN



Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

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



Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing
Keeping It Safe When Spray Finishing

Applying finishes with an HVLP sprayer such as the Earlex HV5500 is fast and efficient, but there are a few things you should always keep in mind whenever you work with solvent-based finishes.

Here are NINE TIPS you should ALWAYS follow:


Ask the Staff

Question:   I would like an 8" jointer, but lack 220V power. If 13" planers can be made with 110V motors, why not an 8" jointer?

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


Steel City Helical Planer -
Still a Few Left at $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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An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.  

Check It Out!

Knew Concepts Woodworker's Fretsaw

Ingeniously designed to be both light and strong as well as simple to adjust and use, this extremely popular new premium fretsaw makes it easier than ever to remove waste when cutting dovetails.


A Sturdy Adjustable Height Workbench

American Woodworker magazine calls it "The Coolest Bench Ever!" Why so? Because you can quickly and easily adjust its height to suit your immediate need. We now offer all the hardware for building it.


Imagine a SawStop Contractor Saw Under YOUR Christmas Tree

The SawStop 10" Contractor Saw is the safest contractor saw on the market, and we are pleased to now be able to sell and ship it to our customers nationwide within the 48 contiguous United States. Why wait? We can ship your saw today!

More info and a demo video:


NEW Worksharp Tool Bar Attachment Adds Versatility

This well-built new accessory for the Worksharp 3000 Sharpening Center allows a Worksharp 3000 owner to utilize 4 of Tormek's popular grinding jigs for added control and versatility. (The Tormek jigs can be purchased from us separately.)


Insights into Sanding a Sculptured Rocker

By Charles Brock
Columbus, Georgia

Final sanding of a rocker is a marathon, not a sprint! Sanding a rocker takes a lot more time than the initial roughing out. I can build a rocker in a couple of days. Sanding is something different. I used to do it by hand. Then I found some ways to save time.


Rocking Chair Super Instructional Bundle

First you build the rocker. Then you sculpt it into a piece of functional art. The Rocker Plan Bundle gives you all you need to know to build. The Shaping a Sculptured Rocker DVD helps you master the sculpting process. Buying the Super Bundle saves $10 off purchasing the items separately.


Free Grindstones
for Life!*

Buy a Tormek T-7 watercooled sharpening system between now and Dec. 31, 2011 and receive a certificate entitling you to a new SG-250 Grindstone should your original 10" wheel ever wear down to a diameter of 7". That's a $175 value!


Free Knife Jig with Tormek T-3 Wet Grinder

Buy the Tormek T-3 between now and Dec. 31, 2011 and we'll include a free knife jig at no extra charge, a savings of $37.


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 newest 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!


Our European Workbench:
A Great Addition to Your Workshop

This affordable European Workbench will help transform your woodworking.


New General
Moisture Meter

Clever design allows pinless moisture check at the surface or up to 1/2" depth by inserting pins. Also reads temp and relative humidity.

CLICK HERE for more info:


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 fantastic carved Santas by Lee Furguson!

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at how Larry carves out these great seasonal pieces:


Families Love our Kid's Woodworking Tool Kit

One of our top ten selling items this year is our new Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids. It's a great way to introduce kids to the joys of woodworking. These are real tools that really work, and the 2 instructional books show how to build more than 50 useful projects.

What's in the kid's tool kit?


Toy Kits Kids Can Build
Now 40% Off

These toy kits made by Woodman Concepts include everything necessary to build each toy, including tools and paint for coloring them. With adult assistance, kids as young as 6 can handle them, but older kids will love building them too.

CLICK HERE for more info:


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 credit) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos.


Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
Wood Slicer
resawing blade

Hi. The Wood Slicer bandsaw blade you sent me is, in itself, a work of art. I was literally shocked when it cut through five inches of hard maple during a resaw attempt as if the proverbial hot knife through butter! Kudos to you and the manufacturer.

Thanks for your time.
— David S.


Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:


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