Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 121, September 2015 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
The Dovetail Variations with Roy Underhill CLASS: Dovetail Variations
with Roy Underhill, Oct. 18

For a full Sunday this October, at our store in Atlanta, Roy Underhill, Host of the long running PBS series The Woodwright's Shop , presents "The Dovetail Variations" – a day of dovetails, from the familiar to the vaguely disturbing! From half and full blind to the impossible miter­ended rising dovetail skirt joint (whew!), Roy will explore the keystone element of joinery in a range of surprising forms and functions.

The Dovetail Variations
with Roy Underhill, October 18

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 9 Sharpening for Turners
Sep 12 Beginning Turning
Sep 13 Basic Bowl Turning
Sep 16 French Polish Workshop
Sep 19 Build a Tool Storage Box
Sep 19 Finishing 101
Sep 20 Build a Tray for your Sliding Lid Storage Box
Sep 22-23 Build a Bookcase
Sep 26 Basic Bowl Turning
Sep 26-27 Antique Restoration
Sep 27 Beginning Turning
Sep 30 Finishing the Finish
Oct 1 Four Square Woodworking Milling and Jointing Lumber
Oct 2-4 Carving in the Round
Oct 6 Hand Tool Sharpening
Oct 8 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
Oct 10 Finishing 101
Oct 10-11 Build a Backsaw
Oct 14 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Oct 18 Roy Underhill- Dovetail Variations
Oct 21 Taming the Skew
Oct 24-25 Classical Furniture Molding Carving
Oct 25-29 Cabinetmaking Basics
Oct 31 Beginning Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens

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Woodworking Projects | Steve Lyde Show Us Your Woodworking!

This month we are featuring the woodworking projects of Steve Lyde, who enjoys making a variety of furniture items for his home, and often incorporates the Greene and Greene style into his furniture.

CLICK HERE to see Steve's projects:
Woodcarving Projects | Mark Levin Show Us Your Woodcarving!

This month we are featuring the carving projects of Mark Levin, who has carved a variety of different series including a Leaf Series and a Fruit Series, which he has used to grow and brand into the focus of his work.

CLICK HERE to see more of Mark's Carvings:
Rikon Bandsaws and Planers

Bandsaws and Planers

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Tips From
Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop

Sticks in the Mud Workshop Tips By Jim Randolph
Long Beach, MS

This month Jim figures out a way to use his tablesaw fence rail as a backstop for biscuit slot and domino cutting. He also has a money-saving tip on using old audio-speaker magnets to help retrieve fallen items in your shop.

CLICK HERE to read this month's tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
Our September Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month:
Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels

Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels
In this popular column, Lee Laird discusses the Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels, including their different shape compared to most chisels and how they are a great tool to help in creating mortise and tenon joints, among other uses.

Read Lee Laird's blog post about the Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels:

Take a closer look at the Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisels:
Hamilton Marking Gauge
Hamilton Marking Gauge

By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, VA

This month, Jeff reviews the Hamilton Marking Gauge which he highly recommends to add to your collection of marking and measuring tools. The unique design plus the high quality materials and construction make this a tool that is a pleasure to use as well as increase your accuracy as a woodworker.

CLICK HERE to read Jeff's review:

CLICK HERE to find out more info on the Hamilton Marking Gauge:

NEW Leigh Router Table Jig
NEW Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Jig
Leigh's latest new joinery jig is designed specifically for use on router tables. Able to produce through dovetails, half-blind dovetails and box joints quickly and easily, the RTJ400 offers instant adjustment of joint tightness down to a thousandth of an inch.

CLICK HERE for more info:

FREE SHIPPING on Leigh Jigs in lower 48 states

Leigh Jigs Our Leigh Dovetail Jigs and Frame Mortise and Tenon Jigs will turn your shop into a cabinet factory.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Save up to $200
Several models of our ever-popular European and German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget.

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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
Book Review: The Furniture Bible
Video of the Month: TS 55 Track Saw
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Tool Review: Hamilton Marking Gauge
Women in Woodworking
Video: Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule
Blog: Topping Off a Turning Lesson
Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month: Mortise Chisels
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving

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.

Show Us Your Shop!

This month we are featuring Richard Lahr's workshop in Gulf Cove, FL.

CLICK HERE to see more of Richard's shop:
Down to Earth Woodworker Banner

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

Sharpening – The Elusive "Perfect Edge"

Power Sharpening On The Tormek

More Most Frequently Asked Questions (MFAQs)

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve goes into a deeper discussion of sharpening with regards to creating the "perfect edge" for your tools and how to achieve it. He also takes us on an in-depth product tour of the Tormek T4 Sharpening System and explains why it is one of the best pieces of power sharpening equipment that he has ever used. Lastly, he answers more FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) that he has received in his Down to Earth Woodworker inbox.

CLICK HERE to read more:
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This Month on
The Highland Blog

Topping Off a Turning Lesson

Last month our newest blogger, Mollie Simon, took her first turning class at Highland Woodworking with instructor, Hal Simmons. If you haven't taken a class at Highland yet, be sure to read this blog and find out what goes on in our classes!

CLICK HERE to read about our beginning turning class:

Anne of All Trades Women in Woodworking

By Anne Briggs Bohnett
Seattle, WA

This month, Anne spends a day in the shop with Kim McIntyre, who has had a variety of life experiences moving throughout the United States, but everywhere she has gone she has brought her love of woodworking, eventually starting her own business in crib-making.

Kim's project for the beginning woodworker is a handmade cutting board, which they discuss how to make within the article.

CLICK HERE to read Kim's story:

Product Tours and Demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel!

Check out the great product tour videos and demonstrations on our YouTube Channel . Our good friends Morton, David, Matt & Steve demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.
Click below to watch a product tour of the Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule with Steve Johnson and find out why this is the perfect measuring tool for furniture and cabinetmakers.

Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule Product Tour

Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule Product Tour

Are there any products or demos you'd like to see in a YouTube video? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and let us know what YOU would like to see!

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The Furniture Bible
by Christophe Pourney

The Furniture Bible Review by
J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, VA

Christophe Pourny's just-released book, The Furniture Bible , is a welcome, if somewhat niche-oriented, entry into the woodworking market. Perhaps a bit pretentiously named—it does not, after all, attempt to lay a foundation for all things woodworking—it is nonetheless a solid contribution for the aspect of woodworking it sets out to document.

CLICK HERE to read more:

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Order any of the above 4 books from us during September/October for 33% off list price.

Click here for more details and to LOOK INSIDE each of the books:

Woodworkers Wanted for Submissions
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Woodworking 2015 Community Calendar

Woodworking happenings throughout the country.

Sep 18-20
GA Association of Woodturners- Turning Southern Style XXI

Sep 25-27
Woodworking in America

Oct 10-11
Orange County Woodcarvers Show and Demo

Oct 17
Meet Roy Underhill at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta

Oct 24
Mississippi Pearl River Woodcarvers Guild 21st Annual Show and Championships

CLICK HERE to submit your community woodworking event for possible inclusion in our next newsletter.


Blue Spruce Toolworks
NEW Blue Spruce Toolworks Hand Tools

We are very excited to be carrying several items from the beautifully designed Blue Spruce Toolworks line of hand tools. The attention to detail by the Blue Spruce toolmakers will bring you back to the bench again and again, and the fit and finish on these tools ensures these soon-to-be favorite tools will still be in woodshop shape when you want to pass them down to the next generation.

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Sterling Toolworks Roubo Curves
NEW Sterling Toolworks Set of Roubo Curves

Referred to as french metal curves "on steroids", the Sterling Toolworks Roubo Curves will help you bring some beautiful curves to your next project. The largest curve in the 3-piece set is 18 inches long! Precision cut stainless steel with a matte finish.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Odd Job Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Odd Job

The Woodpeckers Odd Job is the ultimate multi-tasking tool. It can function as a Tri-Square, Marking Gauge, Depth Gauge, Inside Corner Square, Beam Compass, and more, all in one. It's like having a drawer full of tools in the palm of your hand.

Order Deadline is
September 7th, 2015:

Sjobergs Hobby-Plus Workbench with Cabinet
SAVE $195 on our Sjobergs Hobby-Plus Workbench with Cabinet and Accessory Kit,
Only $499.99

Here is an economical way to outfit your workshop with a useful workbench that comes complete with 4 drawers and a sliding-door cabinet for convenient storage of your hand tools. While limited supplies last during September and October 2015, this specially-priced offer also comes with an accessory kit that includes a bench holdfast, a pair of jaw cushions for gripping delicate work, a pair of aluminum jaw protectors, plus a steel anvil for metalworking.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Bad Axe Stiletto Dovetail Saw
Our Incomparable New
Bad Axe Hand Saws

Bad Axe's goal is simple: To make handsaws like those from a traditional 19th century American sawmaker's shop. In our opinion, they have wildly surpassed that goal in creating these handsome to the core, heirloom quality handsaws. Bad Axe handsaws cut beautifully, tracking to your cut lines with uncanny precision. Their effortless, drift-free sawing, will increase the accuracy of your work; delighting experienced hand tool users and exciting newcomers who have struggled getting accurate cuts using ordinary handsaws.

CLICK HERE to see all of our
Bad Axe hand saws:

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.

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a Serious Lathe Chuck
for your Mini-Lathe,
Only $149.99

Record Lathe Chuck The Record SC3 Geared Scroll Chuck makes a great starter chuck for owners of a mini-lathe. It's a serious lathe chuck at a great price, and comes fully equipped with 3 sets of jaws conveniently packed in a fitted case. Fits 1" x 8 TPI spindles. Sale priced while limited supplies last.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Woodworking in America

The Woodworking in America conference is happening the last weekend in September in Kansas City, MO. Although Highland Woodworking will not be exhibiting there, we're sending 5 of our staff members to attend because it is unquestionably one of the best woodworking events happening anywhere.

A number of Highland's top tool suppliers will be exhibiting in the show's Marketplace on Friday and Saturday, and the conference's educational offerings are superb, with classes taught by Roy Underhill, Chris Schwarz, Marc Adams, Jeff Miller, Alf Sharp, Phil Lowe, Tom Fidgen, David Marks plus more than a dozen others. This show is potentially a life-changing experience for the woodworker really interested in growing his or her skills!

CLICK HERE for more info:

Video of the Month

Each month we're featuring one of our many spectacular Festool power tools and highlighting it with a video product tour.

Festool Field Day

This month we're featuring the Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw Product Tour. Morton explains the benefits of a track saw and then goes over the features of this particular saw.

CHECK OUT the Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw:

Our Elipse Dust Mask is great for woodworkers

Elipse Dust Mask
For more than a decade we've searched for a worthy successor to the Dustfoe, the most popular dust mask for woodworkers that we've ever sold, but unfortunately was discontinued by its manufacturer. We've finally found it in the Elipse P100 dust mask.

Now Available in Two Sizes:

Flexible Arm Magnetic LED Work Light

Sale on Flexible Arm Magnetic LED Work Light Here's an excellent way to cast a powerful light wherever you need it in your shop. Switch-operated magnet mounts to any ferrous surface. 28" flexible arm allows easy aim.

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WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade I just recently purchased a Wood Slicer band saw blade for my Grizzly 14" G0555 band saw and I have to say that this blade is absolutely unreal. I have never in my life seen a blade to equal this one and I first used a band saw approximately 50 years ago. I am cutting hardwood to a thickness of 1/16" with no saw marks and no additional sanding or finishing of any kind required prior to gluing. Very little finishing is necessary prior to applying a final finish. The speed of cut with this bandsaw blade on either soft or hard wood has probably doubled, I have not timed it. I would hate to change back to an ordinary bandsaw blade but I certainly won't risk hurting this blade on ordinary work. Again, this bandsaw blade is incredible! — T.G.

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the Wood Slicer in action

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