Wood News Online, No. 140, April 2017 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
Festool SYSROCK Worksite Radio BR10

NEW Festool SYSROCK Worksite Radio BR10

Festool's SysRock Jobsite Radio brings rock star quality sound with Bluetooth streaming to the work site. This small radio can fill your shop or job site with high quality music from its internal FM radio or from your device via Bluetooth or 3.5mm auxiliary cable. The SysRock uses Digital Signal Processor to ensure high quality sound – without distortion – at all volume levels. It even handles hands-free calling via Bluetooth.

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Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
April 2017 Book/DVD Specials
The Madcap Woodwright
Project: Greene and Greene Media Cabinet
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Colwood Woodburner
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Glass Scrapers
Video: Mirka Deros Random Orbit Sander
Book Review: The Woodworker, Vol. 4
Poll: Regretting Tool Purchases

The Highland Woodworker

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The Highland Woodworker

Now's the Best Time Ever to Buy a SawStop!

Purchase any model SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw during April 2017 and receive a $199 accessory FOR FREE as a factory rebate! Choose either the SawStop PCS integrated mobile base or the overarm mount for the dust collector.

Time is Running Out!
greene and greene media shelf

Project: Greene and Greene Media Cabinet

by Dan Zehner
Lafayette, IN

For his first ever BIG furniture project, Dan Zehner took on a Greene and Greene style media cabinet after being inspired by the work of Darrell Peart .

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes
4/8 Turn a Peppermill
4/8 Spray Finishing
4/12 Finishing the Finish
4/15 Carve a Wooden Spoon
4/18-19 Build a Bookcase
4/20 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
4/26 Sharpening for Turners
4/29-30 Antique Restoration
4/30 Basic Bowl Turning
5/3 French Polish Workshop
5/6 Introduction to Marquetry
5/7 Using Hand Planes
5/13 Hand Cut Dovetails
5/16 Hand Tool Sharpening
5/18 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
5/20 Finishing 101
5/20-21 Shaker Style Candle Box
5/24 Taming of the Skew
5/25 Basic Bowl Turning
5/27 Beginning Turning
5/30 Using Hand Planes

Class: Carve a Wooden Spoon

Featured Class:
Carve a Wooden Spoon
with Jay Hallinan
Apr. 15, 2017

Spoons are fun to carve, allow for lots of creativity and can be carved almost anywhere with a few simple sharp tools. We'll begin by roughing on the bandsaw, then move into using carving tools to refine your spoons. You will come away with a functional spoon and the knowledge to carve many more.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Jay Brown's workshop in Bedford, IN, which he designed and built with his father, his biggest inspiration in the shop.

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Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing woodworking projects made by Tom Divilio, who incorporates a lot of furniture research and design into his projects.

View Tom's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Joseph Scannell, who focuses on designing and carving custom footstools for children.

View Joseph's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve Johnson discusses how woodworkers fall under the category of "geniuses", current news from the tool world, and the evolution of woodworking screws.

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Finishing Tip:
Glass Scrapers

This month, Alan discusses a simple but very effective "tool" that he uses to remove old finishes or and smooth wood surfaces, which he says is one of the very best finishing tricks he's ever seen or used in the shop!

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The Madcap Woodwright

This month, John continues his Roubo workbench build and discusses his need and use of a workbench in his shop as well as the joinery he plans to use for his new workbench.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares his pros and cons of different marking methods for projects, as well as a tip on how his newest street-find has improved his shop cleaning methods.

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The Woodworker - Volume 4

Book Review:
The Woodworker - Vol 4
Shop & Furniture

This month, Norm Reid reviews The Woodworker - Volume 4 , which consists of a collection of articles drawn from the pages of the British magazine The Woodworker . This final volume in the series focuses on Shop and Furniture.

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Tool Review:
Colwood Detailer Woodburner

This month, Jeff reviews the Colwood Detailer Woodburner , a great tool for starting out in the beautiful art of pyrography/woodburning.

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Poll: Regretting
Tool Purchases

This month, Jim Randolph asks: "What tools do you have that you wish you hadn't bought?"

Answer the poll

Blog: Tool Sharpening for a Beginner

Amy Herschleb attended Jim Dillon's Hand Tool Sharpening class at Highland and came away with a new appreciation of working with sharp tools. In this series she goes into thoughtful detail on the 3 methods of sharpening that were taught.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
NEW Woodpeckers OneTime Tool 641SS and 1281SS Squares

NEW Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Stainless Steel Squares

These multifunctional precision squares from Woodpeckers have been reimagined for functionality and precision. They enable faster and more accurate measuring, marking, and scribing.

Order by April 24, 2017!

Fox Chapel Book Specials

Fox Chapel
Book Specials

SAVE 33% on these titles through April 30th, 2017

Video: Mirka Deros Electric Random Orbit Sander Product Tour

Watch a product tour of the Mirka DEROS Electric Random Orbit Sander and find out why it is one of the best sanders for vertical surfaces.

Check out other product tour videos and demos on our YouTube Channel .

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Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Friends at Highland. You can add me to the list of satisfied Woodslicer owners. I had to look closely to see which side of the board was planed and which was fresh off the bandsaw.

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Wood Slicer now!


NEW BOOK - With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture

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Mueller Axes

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NEW - Phil Lowe
Unique Burnisher

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Clearance Sale

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Record Power 12-Piece
Carving Chisel Set
w/ DVD

For Woodworkers of
ALL Levels

Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids

A Great Starter-Kit
for Kids!

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort

Only $299.99, Save $150 while limited supply lasts!

Hofmann and Hammer Large German Workbench

Save $300

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

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Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

Only $199.99


Lie-Nielsen Tools

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Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

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Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Issue 2 Now Available!

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand saw perfect dovetails


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