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This month's tip comes from Dave Zerby of Rockmart, Georgia, who learned the hard way that investing two minutes to be safe is a lot more valuable than the time otherwise saved.CLICK HERE to check out Dave's safety tip!
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!
Inside This Issue
Masterpiece Wood Finish, New 3-part oil/wax finish
Masterpiece Wood Finish is a new oil/wax system designed to enhance the beauty of wood for interior furniture. This system takes the guesswork out of selecting a great finish for the fine woodworking projects that you've invested many hours of work in. Check out this great new wood finishing solution:
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 Ken Allison's new workshop in British Columbia. CLICK HERE for a look inside:
Tool of the Month:
Long out of production, the Stanley No. 51 Shoot Board Plane has inspired the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks to build their own version of the tool. Lee Laird of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks gives us some background on the shoot board concept, and shares with us his experience using this unusual new single-purpose Lie-Nielsen plane.
Read Lee's blog post: "The ALL NEW Lie-Nielsen #51 Shoot Board Plane"
See the 51 Shoot Board Plane on our website:
This month the Down to Earth Woodworker explores the world of pilot hole drilling using a tool made for the job, examines things to consider to make your shop more environmentally friendly, makes the case that there are no "bad tools," and delves into whether the moisture trapped in wood puts it at risk of damage due to freezing during cold weather. CLICK HERE for a Down to Earth look at pilot holes, green workshops, tools from the past and how wood weathers freezing:
the March 1
Order by Feb. 29, 2012
to save before Festool's
price increase takes effect
After holding the line on prices for a couple of years, Festool recently announced a price increase generally ranging from 4% - 8%. There's still time to buy at the old prices, but your order must be in no later than midnight on Feb. 29, 2012.
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: Ring Toss Game
Here's 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 Ring Toss. This ancient game – known in some countries as quoits – has been a worldwide favorite for centuries. This version features knock-down construction requiring a minimum of storage space.
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!
with Alan Noel
When a silky smooth finish is what you are after, wet sanding is definitely the key to success. Achieving that flawless surface is what we all desire on our projects after all of the hard work and effort.Here are EIGHT tips that will help:
Ask the Staff Question: I'm sort of new to bandsaws, but I want to use mine for cutting pieces out of whole, small logs to make picture frame material. I would like a nice 80" resaw blade for my bandsaw so I can rip pieces out of the small logs I get. The current blade I have does not cut along the grain well at all. Can you point me in the right direction as to what's the best blade you sell for this job?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
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Premiering in February,
our new Web TV show, the Highland Woodworker
Keep an eye out for an email that you will receive from us next week!
When it arrives, click on the link provided and watch the premiere episode of our new show, The Highland Woodworker, which will take you behind the scenes with woodworking legend Roy Underhill. The Highland Woodworker is a quarterly web-based magazine show produced in HD for woodworkers like yourself. Our host will be well-known chairmaker Charles Brock.
The show will connect you with master woodworkers who will inspire you as they share their ideas for improving your work. You'll also learn more about tools, supplies and great resources that will help you become a better woodworker.CLICK HERE to find out what you'll see in the first episode:
SUPER DEAL on a Fein Variable Speed Turbo Vac
Not long ago these excellent vacs were selling for $400+. A special purchase lets us offer them to you for only $299.99. Super quiet, plus Electronic Suction Control makes you ROS work better! Qty limited. CLICK HERE for more info:
If your shop's bandsaw work is so demanding that your bandsaw blades become dull too quickly, our Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-tipped bandsaw blade may be your solution. These carbide bandsaw blades offer extraordinary wear resistance which allows for an exceptionally long cutting life, especially when cutting abrasive tropical hardwoods. Fatigue-resistant steel further adds to the life of the blade. And the blade's "zero-set" Triple Chip Grind virtually eliminates the tendency for the teeth to drift away from your line of cut. CLICK HERE for more info:
Knew Concepts Woodworker's Fretsaw
Three models of our ever-popular Hofmann & Hammer premium German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget. CLICK HERE for more info:
Rikon 70-050VS Variable Speed Mini-Lathe on sale
Auriou recently collaborated with master carver Chris Pye to create this new set of woodcarving tools, whose excellent quality matches the level of perfection we've come to expect from Auriou. CLICK HERE for more info:
Don't wait till it's TOO LATE before you buy a SawStop Contractor Saw The SawStop 10" Contractor Saw is the safest contractor saw on the market, and we are pleased to now be able to offer and ship it to our customers nationwide within the 48 contiguous United States. Why wait for an accident? We can ship your saw today! More info and a demo video:
Starrett has created a new digital protractor that conveniently works as a small computer. It quickly calculates both the bevel angle AND the miter angle for setting up your compound miter saw to cut crown molding. CLICK HERE for more info:
Save $300 on our Rikon 16" Thickness Planer
A special purchase allows us to offer big savings on our 3 HP 16" Rikon Thickness Planer, model 23-400. CLICK HERE for more info
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 few of our recently added 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!
Don't Own a Workbench?
Our affordable European Workbench will make a great addition to your workshop
This affordable European Workbench will help transform your woodworking.
Put one in your shop for $399.99: CLICK HERE to see a video product tour for this versatile workbench:
Buy a SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw by 4/30/12 and get a nice rebate SawStop has launched a rebate offer good through the end of April, 2012. Purchase a 3 HP or 1.75 HP of PCS cabinet saw and get a factory rebate of either a free mobile base, or the overarm dust collection assembly. Either accessory is a $199 value! Note: We offer the SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw for sale only within the state of Georgia. (However we ship the SawStop Contractor Saw thru-out the 48 U.S. states.) CLICK HERE for details:
Order our K4 Master System now and receive a $15 rebate from Kreg
Purchase a Kreg K4 Master Pockethole System from us between 1/1/2012 and 2/29/2012 and get $15 back from Kreg when you mail in your Rebate coupon by 3/31/2012. CLICK HERE for more info
Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.
Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
This is just a quick note to tell you how satisfied I am with the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade I bought from you. Though it was somewhat of a chore to bring it to Brazil, it was worth all the effort. It cuts fast and makes a very thin kerf. Resawing has never been so pleasant. Next time I'm in the U.S., I plan to get other sizes. I would like to visit your shop in Atlanta. Thank you.
— Fernando GontijoGet Yourself a Wood Slicer:
CLICK HERE to watch a video tour of the Wood Slicer:
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