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Large European Workbench plus FREE Cabinet

Large European Workbench plus FREE Cabinet

For a limited time, get a free Cabinet ($199.99 value) with the purchase of our popular, large European workbench with Quick Action Vises. While supplies last.

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Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
May/June 2017 Book/DVD Specials
The Madcap Woodwright
Blog: Mens Shed Competition
Book Review: Joinery
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Narex Dovetail Chisels
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Gel Stains
Video: Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit
Review: With All the Precision Possible
Poll: Favorite Non-Woodworking Tool

The Highland Woodworker

Watch the most recent episode of
The Highland Woodworker
Handworks 2017

Handworks 2017

Perhaps the finest woodworking show you'll ever attend will take place in the small village of Amana, Iowa on May 19-20, 2017. Featuring many artisan toolmakers who specialize in the modern use of hand tools, this show will inspire and amaze anyone who loves the sound of a shaving clearing the throat of a well-made hand plane. Roy Underhill and many others will be on hand to educate and entertain.

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The Woodworker - Volume 4

Book Review: With All
the Precision Possible
Roubo on Furniture

Do you, like me, find hand tool woodworking intriguing? Do you wonder how the old masters went about their work? Are you curious to know what lessons can be applied to today's practices? If so, this, then, is the book you've been waiting for.

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read more

Upcoming Woodworking Classes
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
6/3 Beginning Character Carving
6/4 Router Basics
6/5-8 Cabinetmaking Basics
6/14 Finishing the Finish
6/15 Intro to Pen Turning
6/17 Basic Bowl Turning
6/18 Beginning Turning
6/20 Hand Tool Sharpening
6/22 Milling and Jointing Lumber
6/24 Carve a Wooden Spoon
6/24-25 Antique Restoration
6/25 Build a Krenov-style Plane
6/28 Sharpening for Turners
6/29 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

Class: Build a Shaker Style Candle Box with Grant Lutz

Featured Class:
Build a Shaker Style
Candle Box
May 20-21, 2017

For centuries half blind dovetails have been the hall mark of fine furniture. Whether they are in drawer boxes, case sides or in this candle box, observers will be enamored by their quality and beauty. In this two day class students will be instructed in the assembly of a shaker style candle box using hand cut half blind dovetails.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Don Johnson's workshop in Beaumont, TX, which used to also be home to his hot tub in addition to his tools!

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Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing woodworking projects made by Kelvin Rose, who fell in love with woodworking in 9th grade shop class and has been enjoying the craft for 37 years.

View Kelvin's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Steve Scartozzi, who enjoys making memory boxes with special carvings on them for his grandchildren.

View Steve's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve Johnson asks "what makes a dream workshop?" He also discusses the business philosophy of "work expands to fill the time" and how it relates to woodworking, and shares his love of the Festool CT Mini .

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Finishing Tip:
Gel Stains

This month, Alan discusses General Finishes Gel Stains , including application methods and why they're a great product to use on existing finishes.

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The Madcap Woodwright
Roubo Workbench Build Part 5

This month, John finishes up his Roubo Workbench Build by installing a Benchcrafted Crisscross Leg Vise and adding a homebrew finish to complete the workbench.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares a tool tip on bandsaw blade tensioning and a money-saving tip on some convenient household items you can use for sanding after your project has gone through the scrollsaw.

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Show Us Your Shop Update: Tony Rumball - Mens Shed

Tony Rumball, who we featured in our January 2017 Show Us Your Shop column , recently updated us on a competition that many of the members of his "Mens Shed" (one of his 3 shops) entered.

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Tool Review:
Narex Dovetail Chisels - Set of 3

This month, Jeff reviews the Set of 3 Narex Dovetail Chisels , where he focuses on how well they sharpen and how easily they create a clean dovetail.

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Poll: Favorite Non-Woodworking Tool in Workshop

This month, Jim Randolph asks: "What is your favorite or most important non-woodworking tool in your workshop?"

Answer the poll

Video: Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit for Rikon Bandsaws

Watch a product tour of the Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit for Rikon Bandsaws and upgrade your saw to the simplicity of tool-less spring-loaded guides.

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

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
Benchcrafted Hi Vise Hardware

NEW - Benchcrafted
Hi Vise Hardware

The Benchcrafted Hi-Vise is a valuable addition to any workbench. It's a smaller version of the Benchcrafted Leg Vise that mounts on top of your existing bench. It raises your workpiece so it's closer to eye level - great for detail work. It also allows clamping of awkwardly shaped workpieces that couldn't be held in a standard bench vise.

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Taunton Press

Taunton Press
Book Specials

SAVE 30% on these titles through June 30th, 2017


Book Review:

During May/June 2017, Joinery is available for 30% off as part of our Taunton Press Book Specials . Book reviewer, Norm Reid, recently reviewed Joinery and believes that woodworkers of all levels will find this book a valuable reference for their woodworking library.

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read more


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Just got a 1/2 inch woodslicer and am blown away. I was resawing 5in maple and the blade was cutting basically as fast as I could feed with no burning and almost no mill marks. I kinda wanna go buy some Ipe to resaw just for kicks. -Brian B

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Wood Slicer now!


NEW Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Offset Base System for Festool DF500

Order by
May 22, 2017!

NEW Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Parallel Guide System for Festool Track Saws

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May 22, 2017!

Flip Through Our New
Spring/Summer Catalog

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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!

NEW Chairmaker's Notebook Full-Size Plans

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Making Things Work
Tales From a Cabinetmakers Life

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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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