Class: Old Fashion Mortise
& Tenon, Jan. 17, 2013
In this class, timber framer Mike Goldberg will teach you how to mark out and construct a mortise and tenon joint using hand tools. You’ll learn the details of sound joinery dimensioning & layout, as well as tips on cutting & chopping squarely and dealing with out-of-square lumber. Old Fashion Mortise & Tenon Class,
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.
Jan 8 Hand Planes
Jan 13 Turn a Peppermill
Jan 15 Hand Tool Sharpening
Jan 16 Finishing the Finish
Jan 17 Old Fashion Mortise and Tenon
Jan 20 Turning Form
Jan 23 French Polish Workshop
Jan 30 Wood Coloring Basics
Feb 6 Taming the Skew
Feb 9 & 10 Marquetry in Depth
Feb 12 & 13 Build a Bookcase
Feb 15-17 Relief Carving for Beginners
Feb 20 French Polish Workshop
Feb 27 Table Saw Orientation
Classes Suitable for Teens View Slideshows of Classes
New Japanese Ono Axes
These nicely-crafted new axes from Japan are worthy additions to our extensive selection of the finest axes from around the world. Combining a softer impact-absorbing steel for resilience with a high-carbon steel for superior edge retention, these axes have been designed for exceptional performance and reliable durability.CLICK HERE for more info:
NEW Knew Concept Saws Lee Marshall has expanded his line of innovative premium saws to include a new 6-1/2" Coping Saw as well as the new Titanium Birdcage Fretsaw which comes in 3 sizes. Still extremely popular are his original 5" and 8" premium aluminum fretsaws. Incredibly stiff and strong, all these saws have featherweight balance for the utmost control. CLICK HERE for more info:
Carter Bandsaw Fence and Log Mill Upgrade the versatility and performance of the bandsaw you already own with our new Carter MAGFENCE® Bandsaw Fence and Carter AccuRight® Log Mill. Carter MAGFENCE Bandsaw Fence
Carter AccuRight Log Mill
Sale on Rikon Bandsaws and Planers We offer among the lowest prices anywhere on these popular machines from Rikon. CLICK HERE for more info:
Exceptional New Narex Rasps After the huge success over the last few years of our Narex chisels manufactured in the Czech Republic, we are pleased to introduce these new Narex rasps that we feel are another excellent value. CLICK HERE for more info:
Show Your Stuff!
This month we are featuring this boat built by Lance Chase, a legally-blind woodworker from Amsterdam, NY.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Lance's Adirondack-built boat:
Show Us Your Wood Carving!
Tom Fink always wanted to get involved in a creative craft which would involve some form of three dimensional work, so he started woodcarving. This month we are featuring four of his intricately carved pieces.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at his work:
Narex Beginners Carving Set Package Deal, only $99.99
We've combined this set of 5 Narex carving tools with our 4-hour Woodcarving Basics DVD course, its 192-page companion book and a set of Japanese waterstone slipstones ideal for sharpening carving tools.CLICK HERE for more info:
Roubo's Folding Bookstand By Eduardo Acosta
Cordoba, Argentina I first saw Roubo's folding bookstand at a workshop given by Roy Underhill. Roy showed us the bookstand but he didn't teach us how to make it in the workshop.
CLICK HERE to read Eduardo's story of how he came to build TWO Roubo Folding Bookstands:
Maurice Clabaugh has a good idea that can help improve your bandsaw safety. CLICK HERE to read his tip:
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 watch one of Morton's recent videos, the product tour for the Lie-Nielsen #62 Low Angle Jack Plane:
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!
This Month on
The Highland Blog
It's time again to think about what we want to accomplish in the coming year in our workshops. What do you want to do differently? What can be improved? What new tools do you need to help the process?? All this week on the Highland blog we've got posts from some of our favorite woodworkers on their own woodworking resolutions for 2013. First up we've got some Down to Earth Woodworking Resolutions. Read what Steve has in store for his year on the Highland Blog:
Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his sculptured 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
Deadline to enter is noon 1/31/13
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 credit if we show your shop in a future issue.
This month we are featuring Gary Porter's Fairbanks, Alaska shop, where he builds boats and custom furniture.
CLICK HERE for a look inside:
Instantly access any article ever published in Fine Woodworking Our new DVD archive contains every article in the 230 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 37 years. While supplies last, we'll also include free the boxed commemorative first issue of Fine Woodworking, itself a $19.95 value. CLICK HERE for more info:
Toggle Clamp Jig
Win up to $100 Gift Card Toggle clamps have always been one of our favorite shop accessories. Because our customers have found they work so well for securing workpieces in their shop-made jigs, we've sold countless thousands of them over the years.
Here's an opportunity to win a Highland gift card worth $100, $50 or $25 that we'll award for the top designs submitted by our customers for shop-made accessory jigs that utilize one or more toggle clamps. Sketch out your design with a brief description of how the jig works and email it to us at email@example.com. The winning entries selected will be featured in a future Wood News. Deadline to enter is Feb. 15, 2013. To help get you thinking, here's an example of a simple table saw tenon jig that we drew up a while back. See our selection of Toggle Clamps:
Our January Lie-Nielsen
Tool of the Month:
The Boggs Flat Spokeshave
Lie-Nielsen collaborated with Kentucky master chairmaker, Brian Boggs, and the results are physically beautiful tools with outstanding performance. The blade's thickness and the fact that it is held in place between a fully-machined bed and a flat cap iron (rather than pivoting bars) make it much less prone to chatter or tearout than other shaves we've used.
Read Lee Laird's blog post about the Boggs Flat Spokeshave to learn more:
Take a closer look at the Boggs Flat Spokeshave:
By Steven D. Johnson,
This month, The Down to Earth Woodworker offers a thorough review of the Trend Airshield Pro, an attempt to resolve the problem of the beard and dust mask conflict. Once he's got the new dust shield figured out, it's time to turn his attention to building some new coffee tables, but first Steve makes the rounds to all of his local woodworking friends and brings us along for the ride. CLICK HERE to learn what Steve thought of the Trend Airshield Pro:
A Tale of
Two Boxes By Rod Scott
Hayden, ID I have seen other articles on how to make dovetail boxes and would like to show my method of making them quickly and easily. I will show the basic method of building these boxes either with a top or open. I have used this technique for making drawer boxes, furniture carcasses with stile and rail fronts, baby cradles, and presentation boxes. Dovetails don’t need to be intimidating.
CLICK HERE to read Rod's method for making dovetailed boxes:
Ask the Staff Question: I sometimes have difficulty removing the router bit from my router. When I loosen the collet nut, sometimes the router bit shank cannot be removed without exerting a lot of pulling force. What am I missing?
with Alan Noel
I have experienced much frustration trying to patch little chips of missing veneer around the edges of tops and drawers where it is apt to come loose over time and therefore chip away. Recently a friend gave me some tips for an easy and fast fix for these issues.Here are the ten steps he gave me for easy chip repair:
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Fri-Sat, Feb 1-2, 2013 Highland hosts the Atlanta Lie-NielsenOur 2013 Winter Open House will again host Lie-Nielsen's Atlanta Hand Tool event. Factory reps from Lie-Nielsen will be on hand to demonstrate sharpening and using hand tools, and will offer everyone an opportunity to try out many of our Lie-Nielsen hand tools for themselves. Meet Christopher Schwarz on Saturday, February 2 All day Saturday of the event, the notorious author and former Popular Woodworking editor Christopher Schwarz will entertain us with free educational demonstrations of woodworking hand tool skills and techniques. In addition, Michel Auriou, maker of our incomparable Auriou rasps and other hand tools, is scheduled to be on hand on Friday and Saturday, working at his anvil actually demonstrating the manufacture of Auriou rasps. A number of other vendors will be on hand as well, giving entertaining and informative live demonstrations.
Hand Tool Event
New Lie-Nielsen Froes
The froe is a simple tool used for splitting straight-grained wood. The new Lie-Nielsen froes were designed in cooperation with woodworking expert Drew Langsner and feature an innovative handle-blade connection that is much more robust than most froes.CLICK HERE for more info:
Super-Tune a Handplane DVD
Chris Schwarz unveils the secrets to making any hand plane function better than when it was new. Whether you just bought a brand new Lie-Nielsen, or found an old Stanley plane at a flea market, Chris gives you the step-by-step to make your plane a smooth-cutting tool.CLICK HERE for more info:
Amazing New Easy Chuck
by Easy Wood Tools
After rocking the world of woodturning with his innovative Easy Wood Tools a few years ago, Craig Jackson has now done the same thing with his new Easy Chuck for wood turners. Not satisfied with things being done "the old way," Craig has invented two new patented features for his Easy Chuck, and implemented them in his usual "Made in the USA" fashion.What makes the Easy Chuck so unique?
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Save on Innovative New Bessey Clamps Check out the savings on these great new clamps from Bessey, including the REVO Jr. K-body clamps, Auto-adjust toggle clamps and Variable Angle Strap clamp. CLICK HERE for more info:
Pattern Maker's Vise What CAN'T this vise do? This may be the most versatile stock control device you've ever imagined. CLICK HERE for more info: Watch a video demo:
The latest episode of The Highland Woodworker Web TV features a tour of Woodworking in America and a visit to Craig Nutt's Tennessee shop. CLICK HERE for the new episode:
My Last Shop: A Workshop Series By Michael Smith
Mountain Park, GA In this month's segment of Mike Smith's My Last Shop Series, Mike tells the sometimes-epic tale of getting a permit to build his new shop.
CLICK HERE to learn if Mike ended up successfully getting the permit for his workshop:
Now Save $75 on a Triton
Router Package Deal Save $75 when you buy one of our excellent 2 HP or 3-1/4 HP Triton routers during January or February, 2013. In addition to the free Template Guide Set (a $54.99 value but supplies are limited) included in our package deal, after your purchase you will receive in the mail a $20 American Express Gift Card that you can use anywhere. Either router is exceptionally suited for mounting in a router table or used by hand. CLICK HERE for more info:
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WOOD SLICER Testimonial
Hey Guys, just a note to let you know how thrilled I am with the new wood slicer blade you sent. Cuts straighter and smoother than anything I've ever used. Only one problem, I can't tell my jointed edge from the cut edge! Thanks again for another quality tool.
— Doug C.Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:
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