Make a Picture Frame, Sun. Sep 16
"Cheap" store-bought frames are flimsy and expensive and not so cheap. Quality store-bought frames are expensive. What if you want just a plain, simple frame made out of wood? Jim shows you how to make a simple, sturdy frame that will look fine in a Modernist, Art & Crafts, or Shaker-Inspired interior. Make a Picture Frame, Sep. 16th
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.
Sep 8 Scott Antique Show Secrets
Sep 12 Taming of the Skew
Sep 15 Hand Cut Dovetails
Sep 16 Make a Picture Frame
Sep 19 French Polishing
Sep 22 Beginning Turning
Sep 22 Spray Finishing
Sep 24–27 Build Your First Cabinet
Sep 29 Basic Bowl Turning
Oct 3 French Polishing
Oct 6 Bandsaw Basics
Oct 7 Tablesaw Basics
Oct 13 Handcut Dovetails
Oct 13 Scott Antique Show Secrets
Oct 14 Milling & Jointing Lumber
Oct 17 Sharpening for Turners
Oct 20 & 21 Antique Restoration
Oct 21 Beginning Turning
Oct 23 & 24 Build a Bookcase
Oct 30 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Classes Suitable for Teens View Slideshows of Classes
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.
Show Your Stuff!
This month we feature several pieces by Rod Scott of Hayden, ID, including this beautifully built child-sized Windsor rocking chair.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at this Windsor rocker and more:
Show Us Your Wood Carving!
Linda Master brings a new level to the term 'detail oriented'. This month's carving column features her intricate work, including detailed pieces smaller than a penny!
And if you think that's small, you'll be amazed what Linda was able to carve on the top of a toothpick! CLICK HERE to check it out!
Maurice Ungaro has four words to live by regarding power tools in his shop.CLICK HERE to find out what they are:
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 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 Downloadable Project Plan:
Kevin McGuire, author of the popular book "The All-New Woodworking For Kids" provides a new project plan in each issue of Wood News. The Tumble Clown is a vintage-inspired push toy perfect for toddlers and older kids alike!
Order your plan online by adding it to your shopping cart. After it has been processed by our staff, you will receive an email with a link to download your plan set in PDF form.
Check back next month for another great new downloadable plan from Kevin!
Save with our Rocker SUPER BUNDLE First you build the rocker. Then you sculpt it into a piece of functional art. These 2 DVDs and plan set give you all you need to know to build the chair and help you master the sculpting process.
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:
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.
This month we are have Karl Bischoff's Seattle, Washington shop, primarily built to build a 30' wooden schooner.
CLICK HERE for a look inside:
Our September Lie-NielsenRead Lee Laird's blog post about the Lie-Nielsen Convex Sole Block Plane to find out more:
Tool of the Month:
The Convex Sole Block Plane
Take a closer look at the Convex Sole Block Plane:
Free Knife Jig CLICK HERE for more info:
This month, our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, contemplates the journey we call woodworking, whether it be the wrong turns that require us to fix a project we thought was finished, the dead ends that make us sit back and think about a design that still isn't quite right, or the unknown destinations we find ourselves headed towards at the start of many woodworking projects. Read the DTEW column to learn why Steve thinks pulling weeds is sort of like hand planing a board!
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.
Put one in your shop for $399.99: CLICK HERE to see a video product tour for this versatile workbench:
We carry a huge selection of in-stock Festool sandpaper to fit all Festool Sanders. All the grits, sizes, shapes and abrasive types are now conveniently organized and explained on this new single page of our website.Check it out:
only $79.99 CLICK HERE to find out all that it will do:
Masterpiece Wood Finish, New 3-part oil/wax finish
Check out this great new wood finishing solution:
Take a VIDEO PRODUCT TOUR of Masterpiece Wood Finish:
Ask the Staff Question: I have several layers of sprayed lacquer on a cabinet in my workshop. Keeping in mind that it may get a little wet from time to time because of its location, can I spray a polyurethane on top of that without a problem of adhesion and durability? I thought I read someplace that shellac and lacquer are a good foundation for almost anything else except penetrating oil.
Ask the Staff -
Another Suggestion A couple of months ago we had a question about how best to mount a heavy snap-on machinist's vise to a workbench. One of our readers, Bill Scheuerell, has come up with a great alternative and we wanted to share.
with Alan Noel
Using Wood Glues
I get questions from time to time about which glue is best for assembling a new project and which is best for making repairs to wooden furniture. In woodworking, there are several types of glues that are commonly used and each of these have their own particular uses as well as overlapping properties.Here are SIX tips for using wood glues:
New Large European Workbench
Only $1199.99 CLICK HERE for more info:
Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Now only $199.99 while current supplies last
This little gem has proven itself to be an excellent value as a compact bandsaw. We've sold almost 500 of them in just the past 2 years! We highly recommend it as your first bandsaw bought on a budget, or as a second bandsaw that allows you to avoid constantly swapping blades on your main bandsaw. This special purchase makes it extremely affordable, only while supplies last.
Save $55 on our Triton Router Package Deal
Get our versatile 10-piece template guide set (a $55 value) FREE as part of our Triton Router package deal. Select either the popular 2-1/4 HP model, or the more powerful 3-1/4 HP model. Quantities limited.CLICK HERE for more info:
NEW BOOK: Grandpa's Workshop
This is absolutely the most engaging children's book we've ever seen about woodworking. It will inspire and entertain both kids and adults, and is the perfect medium for capturing the imagination of a child you would like to introduce to woodworking. Beautifully illustrated, it's this year's perfect gift for your child, grandchild or any other young person whose creativity you would like to inspire.CLICK HERE for more info:
Limited Edition Commemorative First Issue of Fine Woodworking
Responding to readers' requests for this long-out-of-print first issue of Fine Woodworking magazine, the Taunton Press has authorized a special limited-edition reprint that is exactly as charter subscribers experienced it in 1975.
This special collector's edition includes all the same articles, ads, materials, and information as the original, providing an extraordinary look back in time. Includes collector's folio. An excellent holiday gift idea. Quantity is limited.CLICK HERE for more info:
Pre-order the new Festool CMS Router Table now
to ship October 1, 2012
CLICK HERE to find out all about the new Festool Router Table:
Haven't Seen Our New Woodworking Web TV Show? CHECK IT OUT!
Watch for our NEXT new episode coming in early September!
in Wood News Online
• Amana 60t Crosscut Blade
• Earlex 5500HV Spray Station
• Festool XL DF 700 Joiner
• Lenox Carbide Bandsaw Blades
• Narex Chisels with Magnetic Bar
• Narex Premium Bench Chisels
• Quick-Action Bar Clamps
• Rikon 14" Professional Bandsaw
• SawStop Contractor Saw
Traditional Box Projects By J. Norman Reid,
Delaplane, Virginia Recently, Strother Purdy's fine book, Traditional Box Projects, arrived in my mailbox. As is my custom, I immediately flipped through its pages to see what would catch my eye. Several things did, which prompted me to read through the whole book in quick order. I liked what I read.
CLICK HERE to learn what caught the eye of our reviewer:
Rikon 70-050VS VARIABLE SPEED Mini-Lathe, only $249.99
This is a great deal 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. Sale quantity limited.CLICK HERE for more info:
Woodworking in America 2012
Get face-to-face instruction from the world’s best woodworkers such as Roy Underhill, Curtis Buchanan, David Marks, Christopher Schwarz and more! Meet the staff of Popular Woodworking Magazine. Test-drive the newest products from top toolmakers inside the marketplace with over 45 exhibitors!
CLICK HERE for more info:
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 newest issue:
WOOD SLICER Testimonial
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 they 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, WyomingGet Yourself a Wood Slicer:
CLICK HERE to watch a video tour of the Wood Slicer:
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