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Highland's Upcoming Woodworking
Schedule in Atlanta
February 25, 2009
Gilding and Gold Leafing
February 28, 2009
Build a Durable Picture Frame
February 27, 2009
Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock
Feb. 28-March 1, 2009
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock
March 7, 2009
Learn to Use the Skew
March 7-8, 2009
Cabinet Building Workshop
March 8, 2009
Make a Pepper Grinder
March 14, 2009
March 14, 2009
Intro to Chip Carving
March 14-15, 2009
Turning Lamps & Candlesticks
March 18-22, 2009
Altar in Your Space
March 25, 2009
Quick Wood Finishes
March 28-29, 2009
Hand Plane Clinic
March 28-29, 2009
From a Bowl to a Platter
September 20-26, 2009
Build a Continuous Arm Rocker with Curtis Buchanan
Classes Suitable for Teens
Saturday Mornings at Highland
invite you to attend one of our free educational woodworking
demonstrations which take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM here in
our Atlanta retail store.
If you are interested in teaching one of our Saturday
morning demonstrations, please send an email to Alexandra. (We compensate Saturday Morning instructors with a $50 store Gift Certificate.)
Visit Our Store
If you live near Atlanta, or are just
passing through, we invite you to visit and leisurely browse our amazing retail store. The thousands of
woodworking tools on display here await your personal examination.
1045 N. Highland Ave NE
The person who took my phone order for a set of your chisels mentioned something about "lapping the back." What's that all about?
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Is it a sculpture or a machine? For the past several years, woodworker Erich Schatt of Zurich, Switzerland has used his free time designing and building an exquisite machine built entirely of wood. What exactly does the machine do? Well, mainly it causes people's jaws to drop whenever they see Erich sitting in the driver's seat pedaling away on his amazing contraption, spinning the dozens of wooden gears whose movements are intricately intertwined using wooden chains (that resemble the drive chain on a bicycle). It even features wooden universal joints and a wooden transmission.
Going Pro as a Woodworker
Part 3 of a Series:
A Suitable Workspace
By Douglas Bittinger
Smoky Mountain Woodworks
Simply put, no matter how much space you have, you will quickly get to a point where you wish you had more. Therefore the key to being happy is to make the most efficient use of the space you have available. In this month's article I will explore space utilization in a shop along with a look at climate control, lighting, ventilation, handling dust and noise, shop furniture, flooring, wall coverings, and the finishing room.
How to Make a Small Brass Hammer
By P. Michael Henderson
Some tasks in
a shop call for a small brass hammer - such as adjusting a wooden plane, tapping
on a chisel, or just for making adjustments to joinery. While these hammers can be purchased, I decided to make my own.
with Alan Noel
LET'S PARTY !!!
'Tis the season to get together with friends and family for the Holidays and with all of the revelry and glad tidings, there are bound to be a few mishaps along the way. Since we humans may, uh, become a little tipsy from said revelry, here are a few tips to help save Ma's and Grandma's dining, coffee or end tables that may just get in the way.
What are those tips?
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This Month's Featured
The single woodworking tool possessing the greatest measure of mystique is the hand plane. (It's no accident that a hand plane has always been featured as part of Highland Woodworking's logo, even as the logo evolved over the past 30 years.)
It's been speculated that our store displays a greater variety of hand planes than any other store in the world. We do have a bunch of them. Here is some of what our staff has written about hand planes over the years.
Featured Highland Staff Member
Keeping our products flowing swiftly out our back door on their journey toward your doorstep, Patty is known for maintaining a high level of efficiency even while working at a furious pace, all the while managing to keep the world in its proper perspective. She's also an artist who once earned her living serving the public as a bartender.
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