Wood News Online, No. 138, February 2017 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
Tormek T-7 Sharpener

Get a GREAT DEAL on a Tormek T-7 Sharpener

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Inside This Issue

Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Beginner's Journey to Handcut Dovetails
Project: Occasional Coffee Table
February 2017 Book/DVD Specials
The Madcap Woodwright
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Blue Spruce Toolworks Marking Knives
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Aerosol Finishes
Video: Sharpening Stones
Blog: What's Inside the Wood?
Poll: Tools You No Longer Need
Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - DelVe Square

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
DelVe Square

Considered the "Swiss Army Knife of Woodworking Squares" the Woodpeckers DelVe Square is compact, functional, and provides dozens of uses in your workshop.

Last Day to Order is 2/20/17
Chris Pye

Project Idea: Occasional Coffee Table

This month, Forrest Bonner is sharing how he made what he calls his "Occasional" Coffee Table project.

CLICK HERE to read more
madcap woodwright

Introducing the
Madcap Woodwright

In this new monthly column the Madcap Woodwright, John McBride, invites both seasoned pro and novice woodworkers alike, to stop and reevaluate their perspective on woodworking. Each month, John will discuss issues that encourage you to explore time worn attitudes and approaches to woodworking.

Meet the Madcap Woodwright

Upcoming Classes
2/11 Carve a Wooden Spoon
2/12 Bandsaw Basics
2/15 Finishing the Finish
2/18 Finishing 101
2/21 Hand Tool Sharpening
2/22 Sharpening for Turners
2/23 Intro to Pen Turning
2/26 Beginning Turning
2/28 Hand Planes
3/2 Milling and Jointing Lumber
3/4 Beginning Character Carving
3/5 Router Basics
3/9 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

Featured Class: Build a Krenov-style Plane
with Jim Dillon
Mar. 7, 2017

During this class you'll assemble the plane body; sharpen the iron; flatten the sole; shape the body with bandsaw, rasps, and sandpaper; learn about adjusting the plane to take shavings as you want to; and perhaps even apply the first coat of boiled linseed oil finish.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Bruce Mayfield's two-story shop, where he spends time building toys since his retirement.

View More of Bruce's Shop


Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing woodworking projects made by James Raines, a self-taught woodworker who enjoys making furniture for his family.

View James' Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Jerry Poirier, a retired woodworker who focuses on bird carvings.

View Jerry's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve Johnson discusses how Einstein relates to woodworking, considers how woodworking projects can go in different directions but end with the same result, and describes his newest vestibule project inside his house.

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Finishing Tip:
Aerosol Finishes

This month, Alan shares his tips on using Aerosols when finishing your woodworking projects.

CLICK HERE for 8 expert tips on using Aerosol finishes

Tool Review: Blue Spruce Toolworks Marking Knives

Jeff Fleisher reviews the Blue Spruce Toolworks Joiner's Knife and Sloyd Knife , which are both based on the Swedish educational system of Slöjd, a system of handiworks and crafts.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim discusses the creation of his new mobile grinding station that accompanies the new sharpening center he made last month .

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Blog: What's Inside
the Wood

David Jones recently came across a downed cherry tree with beautiful burls. It wasn't until he cut into the wood to make a bowl blank that he found the beauty that had been hidden away inside the downed tree.

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Video: How to Choose Sharpening Stones for Your Workshop

There are various medium on which to sharpen and hone your plane irons and chisels: diamond plates, water stones, oil stones, ceramic stones, sandpaper and more! In this video from Highland Woodworking, Justin Moon talks about the different choices and pros and cons of each method.

CLICK HERE to watch

Poll: What To Do With The Tools You No Longer Need

This month Jim Randolph asks: "How Do You Sell Your Tools You No Longer Use/Need?"

Answer the poll

First Steps on a Beginner's Journey to Handcut Dovetails

Every woodworker has a favorite way of cutting a dovetail--marking, tools, order of operations. In this article, Amy Herschleb explains the way she learned as a beginning woodworker.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
OCAF Wood Works

WOOD WORKS Exhibition
OCAF Gallery
Watkinsville, GA
Now thru 2/17/17

Highland Woodworking is the presenting sponsor for this gallery event full of woodworking projects from some of the Southeast's most talented woodworkers, including pieces by two of our employees.

more info

Taunton Press Book Specials

Taunton Press
Book Specials

Save 33% on these titles through February 28, 2017

Fine Woodworking Live

Fine Woodworking Live

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn in person from many of the woodworking masters who regularly contribute to Fine Woodworking magazine during a full program of classroom instruction and technique demonstrations to help you expand your skills.

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and SAVE $80


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Bandsaw Blade

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Rikon Bandsaws

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SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort

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Bessey K Body REVO Pair of Clamps SUPER SALE

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Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

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Record Power 12-Piece
Carving Chisel Set
w/ DVD

For Woodworkers of
ALL Levels

Mortise & Tenon Magazine
Issue #2

Now Available

Clearance Sale

SawStop Professional Cabinet Tablesaw PCS

Accidents happen

Hofmann and Hammer Large German Workbench

Save $300

Veritas MK II
Honing Guide

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NEW Mortise Chisel Adapter for Veritas Mk II Honing Guide

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Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit for Rikon 10-324 and 10-325 Bandsaws

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Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

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David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand saw perfect dovetails


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