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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool

OneTime Tool
Precision Triangles

These Woodpeckers Precision Triangles are perfect for layout work as well as calibrating your woodworking machines. Accurate to within a thousandth of an inch per foot, they are designed and built for a lifetime of reliable use.

Last Day to Order is 10/16/17!

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Poll: Where Do You Get Your Wood?
October 2017 Book Specials
Review: Stanley Tools Catalogue No 34
Ask the Staff: Moisture Content of Wood
Woodworker Profile Blog: Char Miller-King
Show Us Your Woodworking
Submit Your Carving Projects
Recycled Builder Boards for Kids
Tool Review: Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Recycling
Video: Rikon Grinder
Mortise and Tenon Magazine

Mortise & Tenon Magazine
Issue 3

Now a bi-annual publication, Issue 3 of Mortise & Tenon Magazine is full of articles and detailed photos dedicated to the craft of hand tool woodworking, and much more!

Issue 3, Now Available for Shipment!

Tormek Promo

Tormek Jigs &
Accessories Promo

Between now and 10/31/17 get 10% off all Tormek Jigs & Accessories.

*Excludes the TS-740 Sharpening Station.

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The Highland Woodworker

The Highland Woodworker

Learn how to get the best boards out of a log, a smart solution for laying out curves, information on the new Mark 4 Knew Concepts Fretsaw, and meet Jerry Spady, who went from the science lab to the workshop.

Watch the Latest Episode of
The Highland Woodworker

Preview the Upcoming
October Episode

Festool Cordless Sanders

NEW Festool
Cordless Sanders

These 3 new cordless Festool Sanders are modeled after their original counterparts, the ETS 125 REQ, the RTS 400 REQ, and the DTS 400 REQ. These sanders have the option of being used cordless or corded depending on the sanding job you're facing in the shop, and offer great versatility and lightweight sanding!

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Class: Build a 3-Legged Green Stool

Featured Class:
Build a 3-Legged Green Stool
October 18-21, 2017

This class is a great way to learn the basic principles of green woodworking and chair technology as you construct your own 3-Legged Stool. Seated at the shave horse, you'll use drawknives and spokeshaves to shape and carve parts out of white pine and oak. You'll learn how to taper tenons for spindles and ream mortises in the seat bottom. You'll discover the methods used for the critical layout, and marking and drilling operations needed for creating accurate compound angle mortises.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes
in our Atlanta Store

10/4 Taming the Skew
10/7 Spray Finishing
10/11 Finishing the Finish
10/14-15 Fundamentals of Woodworking
10/16 Using Hand Planes
10/18-21 Build a 3-Legged Green Stool
10/22 Table Saw Basics
10/24 Hand Tool Sharpening
10/26 Intro to Pen Turning
11/1 French Polish Workshop
11/2 Milling and Jointing Lumber
11/4 Hand Cut Dovetails
11/5 Beginning Character Carving
11/6-10 Marquetry Immersion
11/11 Beginning Turning
11/12 Basic Bowl Turning
11/13 Intro to Pen Turning
11/15 Sharpening for Turners
11/16 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
11/18-19 Fundamentals of Woodworking
11/21 Using Hand Planes
11/28-29 Build a Bookcase

Building with Recycled
Builder Boards

by Jack McKee

Years ago, when I was working at a Montessori school, I designed a set of notched boards that kids can use to build their own playhouse, or even better, as children taught me later, to build from their own imagination. There was quite a bit of interest so I wrote up a set of plans and called them Builder Boards.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Farell Eaves' 4000 square foot workshop located in Walden, TN.

View Farrell's Shop

Bob Wilson's Woodworking

Show Us Your Woodworking

Bob Wilson shares a variety of his recent woodworking projects, including a table he made out of a red oak tree that had fallen in his yard.
View Bob's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're currently looking for future submissions for our Show Us Your Carving column! Submissions that appear in Wood News Online will receive a $50 Highland Woodworking Store Credit!

Submit your Carving Projects!
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve explains how he is able to view tool maintenance as an enjoyable experience, discovers the wonderful world of ' Etsy ', and shares his hatred of tool stands.

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Finishing Tip:
Rules for Recycling Sandpaper

If you're like Alan and hate to throw stuff away, this tip is for you. This month, Alan discusses how he is able to recycle his sandpaper over and over again.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

Jim shares a tip on getting the most paint out of your paint can (hint, the secret is the lid). He also has a money-saving tip on cleaning off your paint brushes.

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Poll: Where Do You Get Your Wood?

Jim Randolph shares a funny childhood story of going to a lumber yard with his Uncles and getting a not-so-fun poison ivy surprise. This month he asks: "Where Do You Get Your Wood?"

Answer the poll


Tool Review:
Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave

One of the most frequently overlooked tools in the shop is the spokeshave. If you are considering a project where you will need to shape either a concave or convex surface, consider the benefits of using a Veritas Low Angle Spokeshave for the initial shaping.

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Stanley Tools Catalogue No 34

Book Review:
Stanley Tools Catalogue No 34

Norm Reid reviews Stanley Tools Catalogue No 34 , a reproduction of Stanley's 1914 catalog showing nearly every tool needed in a hand tool workshop. Whether you are a woodworker or tool collector, you're bound to find something fascinating in this book.

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Moisture Content Of Wood

Ask the Staff:
Moisture Content
of Wood

Question: I have a 14 foot X 28 foot shop in which I only run the AC or heater when I'm using it for woodworking. Thing is, I wish to use hardwoods to make furniture. What can I do to keep my lumber moisture content right so that it is workable?

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Woodworker Profile Blog: Char Miller-King

Last month, Highland employee, Amy Herschleb interviewed store customer, Char Miller-King, aka The Wooden Maven , who shared her woodworking background, favorite tools, and current projects.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
Workbench Sale

Workbench Sale

A well-made workbench is essential for any woodworker who wants to succeed using traditional hand tools and is the basic starting structure of building up your workshop. Save now on almost all of our workbenches, while supplies last!

Save up to $200
while supplies last!

Video: Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

Take a look at the Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder in this short video product tour with Justin Moon. Watch how the Rikon grinder runs quietly and smoothly and could be the perfect sharpening addition for your shop!

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

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Taunton Press

Taunton Press
Book Specials

Save 30% on these titles through 10/31/17

Tormek T-4 Sharpening System

Tormek T-4
Bushcraft Limited Edition

Get unsurpassed quality, versatility, edge positioning accuracy and repeatability when grinding, sharpening and honing just about every tool in your shop and home.

While supplies last, get a free SVM-45 Knife Jig, an SVA-170 Axe Jig and a Mora Kansbol Knife! with your Tormek T-4 for only $425!

Limited Edition - Save $93!


Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

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Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids

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Lie-Nielsen Hand Tools

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David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

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Read the Latest Issue of The Highland Woodturner

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Builder Boards
by Jack McKee

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The Chairmaker's Workshop
by Drew Langsner

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Essential Woodworking Hand Tools
by Paul Sellers

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Flip Through
Our New Fall Catalog

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Festool Newsletter
September 2017

Which Festool Should
You Buy First?

Thinking of getting a SawStop for your workshop?

Your fingers are worth it!

Clearance Sale

Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

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Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

ON SALE - Save $20

Rikon Bandsaws

Several Models ON SALE!

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit

Upgrade your bandsaw!


SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort

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

Record Power 12-Piece Carving Chisel Set

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Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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