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Cabinets & Built-ins with Kreg McMahon, Mar. 10

Kreg has made a name for himself in the custom built-in business, and has even appeared in a how-to video commissioned by Festool. This one day class will focus mainly on pocket hole joinery and hand tools, showing that you don't need an entire workshop to create nice built-ins for your home. At $85, this class is a real bargain considering all that you will learn.

Cabinets & Built-Ins, Mar. 10


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.

Mar 10  Cabinets & Built-ins
Mar 12-15  Build a Base Cabinet
Mar 17  Beginning Turning
Mar 18  Turn a Peppermill
Mar 20  Hand Tool Sharpening
Mar 21  Finishing the Finish
Mar 24-25  Woodworking Expanded
Mar 27  Router Mortise & Tenons
Mar 28  Taming of the Skew
Mar 31  Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 1    Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 7-8  Woodworking Fundamentals
Apr 11  Sharpening for Turners
Apr 14  Hand Cut Dovetails
Apr 14  Antiques Show and Tell
Apr 15  Bandsaw Basics
Apr 21  Beginning Turning
Apr 22  Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Apr 24  Using Hand Planes
Apr 25  French Polish Workshop
Apr 28  Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 28  Spray Finishing
Apr 29  Turn a Peppermill
May 5-6  Antique Restoration
May 8   Hand Tool Sharpening
May 9   Sharpening for Turners
May 12  Beginning Character Carving
May 18-20  Relief Carving
May 22-23  Build a Bookcase
May 26  Basic Bowl Turning
May 30  Taming the Skew

Classes Suitable for Teens

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Great Prices on 3 Rikon Bandsaw Models at Highland Woodworking


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 Christopher Perryman's award-winning "Chest de los Muertos".

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Christopher's work:


Show Us Your Wood 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 Elizabeth Anderson's huge realistic carving of a prehistoric mammoth.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look!


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 Dave Aikens of Warner Robins, GA, who found out that working in the shop while chit-chatting with friends who are visiting can result in dire consequences.

CLICK HERE to check out Dave's safety tip!


SAVE $55 on Festool's Limited Edition 98-piece Centrotec bit & driver set

We have a few of these exceptional accessory sets that offer a wide variety of no-slip, quick-change drilling and driving bits and adapters, not at even greater savings.

CLICK HERE to Save $55:


Save with our Rocker SUPER 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.


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:



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.

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.


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.


Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

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



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 Inside This Issue
Web TV for Woodworkers
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Straight Edges on Long Lumber
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
FINISHING: Preserving Patina
SAFETY: Shop Visitor Distractions
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 Greg Little's workshop in Prairieville, Louisiana.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:



Masterpiece Wood Finish, New 3-part oil/wax finish

Masterpiece Wood Finish is a new oil/wax system designed by a chairmaker 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 in which you've invested so many hours of work.

Check out this great new wood finishing solution:


Lie-Nielsen
Tool of the Month:

271 Small Router Planes


Lie-Nielsen recently added a new companion to their #271 small router plane. The classic model features an "open-throat" design that provides additional view of the intended cutting area. Available now also is a new "closed-throat" design, which offers a bit more stability when working near the edge of a workpiece. To tell us about how the two compare with one another, and to show what a small router plane is good for, Lee Laird has written another in his series of Plane Facts in the Highland blog.

Read Lee's blog post: "The Lie-Nielsen #271 Small Router Planes"

See the #271 Small Router Planes on our website:


By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

This month the Down to Earth Woodworker takes a close look at the art and science of countersinking, how he makes do with minimalist drawing skills, and tackles the challenging task of building a corner cabinet with focus on clamping the glue-up.

CLICK HERE for a Down to Earth look at countersinking; drawing; and clamping a difficult glue-up:


SALE on Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches

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:



NEW Video Product Tour:

Lie-Nielsen
No. 7 Jointer Plane


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.

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!



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: Rolling Push Goat

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 Rolling Push Goat. This delightful riding toy is a real muscle-builder for little legs that aren't yet walking.

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 latest
Woodworking Catalog is available to browse online!

CLICK THE IMAGE
TO BEGIN




Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing
Preserving Patina

When working with antique furniture, dents and dings on the surface may pose a problem during the finishing process. With antiques, I take the approach to try and determine which dents or dings are the result of "use" versus "abuse". This in turn leads me to a course of action to begin the finishing process and to save as much of the patina as possible.

What IS patina, and what are the steps to preserve it?


Ask the Staff

Question:   Does anyone have a fast and easy way to obtain a straight edge on rough lumber? I have a planer/molder and would like to make some base molding in 8-12 foot lengths, but find them too long to get a true edge using my jointer. Any help would be appreciated.

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



Oh Boy, MORE ROY!

After receiving so much positive feedback from our recent web TV story about Roy Underhill, The Highland Woodworker has decided to give you MORE ROY! We will soon be releasing bonus footage from our exciting visit with Mr. Underhill, providing an exclusive glimpse into Roy's world with the master himself as our guide! Ever wonder what Roy reads? A sweeping shot of his office library will give you another peek inside the mind of one of the most interesting woodworkers of our time. Watch for our email coming soon!

Praise for The Highland Woodworker:

"...better than what's on TV" -Marc Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer

"...gave me what's been lacking" - Matt's Basement Workshop

"...I'd love to see more companies follow their lead" - Shannon Rogers, the Renaissance Woodworker

"Now THIS is a woodworking show" - Wood Talk Online

CLICK HERE to play the first episode:


Are you
a Highland Woodworker?

If you would like to showcase your work for the viewers of our new Web TV show, The Highland Woodworker, just email us a photo of yourself standing with a favorite woodworking project you've built, along with your full name, city, state and email address. Every new episode of The Highland Woodworker will feature selected submissions on the show and website. (Pictured above is Jack Masten of North Creek, NY with rocking horses he built for grandkids.)

Email us your photo:

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:


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 now for only $299.99. Super quiet, plus Electronic Suction Control makes you ROS work better! Qty limited.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-Tipped Bandsaw Blades

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.

CLICK HERE for more info:


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.


NEW Auriou/Chris Pye 7-pc Carving Tool Set

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:


Rikon 70-050VS Variable Speed Mini-Lathe on sale
only $299.99

This is the best deal we've ever seen on a variable speed mini-lathe. Speed is easily adjusted within each of 3 variable speed ranges (300-700 rpm, 700-1500 rpm, and 1500-3350 rpm) simply by turning a knob. You select which of the 3 speed ranges you want by choosing the belt/pulley position. Weighs 72 lbs. Sale qty limited.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Rikon 10" Planer-Jointer
Handles Big Stock

The April 2012 issue of FWW magazine had some kind words to say about Rikon's highly affordable 10" autofeed planer-jointer, saying "Despite its small size, the 25-010 handles big workpieces well, even when planing difficult stock such as wide slabs of white oak."

CLICK HERE for more info


Rikon 12" Planer-Jointer named BEST VALUE
in April 2012 FWW

The April 2012 issue of Fine Woodworking also took note of Rikon's big 25-200 12" autofeed planer-jointer, naming it Best Value of the 5 models that were rated. Roland Johnson, the author, said it "nearly matched the performance of the best machines in the test, and factoring in the cost [about $500 less], it's an excellent value."

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


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.


Buy a SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw by 4/30/12 and get a nice rebate

SawStop has launched a great rebate offer good through the end of April, 2012. Purchase a 3 HP or 1.75 HP 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:


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Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
Wood Slicer
resawing blade

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 Gontijo

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:

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

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