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Carving in the Round
Class, October 26-28

In this in-depth class, you will make a scale model in clay, transfer the various profiles on all flat sides of a block of wood, cut out the waste and begin the shaping process. Carving your free-form design will involve deep shapes, undercutting, and possibly through cuts.

Carving in the Round, Oct 26-28

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.

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 26-28   Carving in the Round
Oct 30   Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Nov 3   Spray Finishing
Nov 7   Coloring Wood
Nov 10-11   Classical Furniture Carving
Nov 13   Hand Tool Sharpening
Nov 14   Taming the Skew
Nov 17   Cabinet Built-ins
Nov 27   Hand Planes
Nov 28   Sharpening for Turners

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.

What makes it special?

Great Prices on 3 Rikon Bandsaw Models at Highland Woodworking

Save up to $300 on these terrific values while limited sale quantities last:

SALE PRICES on Rikon Thickness Planer and Rikon Planer-Jointers

Save up to $300 while limited sale quantities last:

than a dozen Rikon Tools

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while limited sale quantities last:

Show Your Stuff!

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This month we've got some impressive furniture built by Michael Fritz of Mount Joy, PA.

To take a closer look at this cabinet and more CLICK HERE:

Show Us Your Wood Carving!
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This month we've got carvings by Brander Roullett from Seattle, WA. Brander is almost entirely self taught, and finds inspiration in the works of Peter Follansbee, Jim Tolpin and Chris Schwarz.

CLICK HERE to see more beautiful carvings by Brander:

Scott Roberts is a woodturner from Dawsonville, GA with a few safety words of wisdom.

CLICK HERE to read them:

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 one of Morton's great videos:

Veritas MK II Honing Guide
Skew Jig

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:
Veggie Girl

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 Veggie Girl is a reinvention of an old school plaything from the early 20th century. Make a few edits to the design and reshape the figure to match your own favorite child to make an unforgettable gift.

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!

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:

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.

Find out more:

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:

 Inside This Issue
Furniture in the Southern Style:
Book Review

Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Repairing a Broken Chair
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
FINISHING: Decorative Painting
SAFETY: Woodturning Safety Tips

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.
Show Us Your Shop!
This month we have Bas Dinant's San Marcos, CA garage workshop, where he says the cars stay parked outside.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

Contest ends at noon on
October 31, 2012

Our October Lie-Nielsen
Tool of the Month:

The #103 Standard Angle Block Plane

This month's Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month is the #103 Standard Angle Block Plane. This general-purpose plane will fit perfectly in your grip and can be easily carried around in your shop apron pocket.

Read Lee Laird's blog post about the Lie-Nielsen #103 Standard Angle Block Plane to find out more:

Take a closer look at the #103 Standard Angle Block Plane:

By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

In his October column, our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, does a review of the Kreg shelf pin drilling jig. He also reconsiders his method for cutting mortises but ends up finding that sometimes the perfect cut is still not exactly what you want. But to start it all off, Steve has come up with nearly scientific proof that the many beards of woodworking indicate the rise in popularity of our craft.

Read on to learn how Steve made this great discovery:

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.

Sanding Technique:
Using a Trace Coat

woodworking tools By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, Virginia

Knowing where to sand and for how long is a perplexing issue for many woodworkers. A technique called Trace Coating shows you where you need to sand and when you can stop using a particular grit of sandpaper. I recently used this technique while sanding six scooped seats for a cherry dining room table and chair set.

CLICK HERE to learn the art of using a trace coat:

Ask the Staff

Question:   The back of my heirloom oak dining chair is broken, and I'd like to repair it (I have all the pieces). Which glue should I use? I see a number of products on your website, but I don't know which one will do the job. I need a way of making the repaired area sturdy, yet not so obviously "glued back together."

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
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Decorative Painting

During the last few years we've seen a lot more furniture with decorative paint finishes in the shop. French and Italian furniture seem to dominate with many different techniques employed producing some very interesting effects.

Here are SEVEN tips to get started:

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:

New episode of The Highland Woodworker Web TV features the Moulthrop family of master woodturners and an interview with woodworker Jimmy Carter

CLICK HERE for the new episode:

Save $100 on our Large European Workbench
Now Only $1099.99

Upgrade your shop with this great buy on a high-quality workbench. 198 lbs.
Includes two Quick-Action Vises .

CLICK HERE for more info:

Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Special Purchase
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.

CLICK HERE for More Info:

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:

NEW Festool TI 15 Impact Driver/Drill

Festool has created the most versatile industrial-duty cordless drill/driver on the American market, and it is now in stock for immediate shipment, freight prepaid in the lower 48 states.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Limited Edition Commemorative First Issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine

Responding to readers' requests for this long-out-of-print first issue of Fine Woodworking magazine, the Taunton Press has created a special limited-edition reprint that is exactly as charter subscribers experienced it in 1975.

This special collector's edition includes all the 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:

Woodworking Tool Catalog


Our latest
Woodworking Catalog is available to browse online!


NEW Festool CMS Router Table NOW AVAILABLE
Free Shipping in 48 states

CLICK HERE to find out all about the new Festool Router Table:

Highland Products
Featured Recently
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

Book Review: Furniture in the Southern Style

woodworking tools By J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, Virginia

Though I'm an Ohio-born and raised Yankee at root, I've lived well over half my life below the Mason-Dixon line. And perhaps for this reason, I’ve developed a growing affinity for southern furniture and decorative arts. And so, when Lang and Huey's recent compilation of furniture drawings drawn from the massive holdings of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) was released, I was quick to order a copy.

CLICK HERE to learn what our reviewer thought:

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:

WOOD SLICER Testimonial
Wood Slicer resawing blade

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, Wyoming

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:

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

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