Maloof-Inspired Rocker Seminar November 6-8
Charles Brock will be at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta during a 3-day seminar on Nov. 6-8, 2009 demonstrating the complete process of building a Maloof-inspired rocker.
More about the November Seminar
Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class
Schedule in Atlanta
Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot
Gilding and Gold Leafing
Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock
Using Hand Planes
Beginning Turning Workshop
Antique Mall Treasure Hunt
Build a Durable Picture Frame
Basic Bowl Turning
Relief Carving for Beginners
French Polish Workshop
Taming of the Skew
Basic Bowl Turning
Turning It Up a Notch
January 6, 2010
January 7, 2010
Hand Tool Sharpening
January 9, 2010
Make and Take a Bookcase
January 10, 2010
January 20, 2010
January 23, 2010
Basic Bowl Turning
January 23-24, 2010
January 24, 2010
Basic Bowl Turning
January 26, 2010
January 27, 2010
Sharpening for Turners
January 30, 2010
February 27-28, 2010
Constructing a Steel String Guitar Top
Classes Suitable for
New PCS Professional SawStop Tablesaw now available
The SawStop PCS is a world class precision piece of woodworking machinery based just on its own merits as a tablesaw.
However it's indisputably the SAFEST tablesaw in the world as well. The good news is it's available for a price that's competitive with
other professional tablesaws (all of which LACK SawStop's patented blade braking system). Drop by our store at your first opportunity
and see why the SawStop is the professional tablesaw that makes the most sense to buy.
YOU can own a SawStop tablesaw. (WHY WAIT FOR AN ACCIDENT?)
FIND OUT how to purchase:
Now through January 15, 2010, order one of our Tormek T-7 wet grinders, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free a Gransfors Bruks premium hand axe, a $110 value.
Tormek T-3 Grinder
Only $299.99 thru 12/31/09
Save $40 off the regular price of Tormek's affordable T-3 water-cooled sharpening system by ordering from us before December 31, 2009.
Mount Tormek Jigs on Your Dry Bench Grinder
Now owners of traditional dry bench grinders can achieve the accuracy of a Tormek machine while shaping profiles on turning gouges, skews
& scrapers plus many carving tools. Tormek's new BGM-100 Bench Grinder Mount allows users to apply any of several Tormek jigs to
a dry grinding wheel.
Now thru 1/15/10, buy the BGM-100 mount and receive a second mount FREE after registering your tool on the Tormek website.
Save with our Tormek Bench Mount Pkg Deal!
Save $18.98 by purchasing the bench mount unit packaged with Tormek's SVD-185 gouge jig and TTS-100 turning tool setter. The bundle provides all
that's needed to create fingernail and side ground profiles on bowl and spindle gouges.
Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches
We currently have a good stock of our premium German-made Hofmann & Hammer workbenches available for immediate delivery.
We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere.
magazine has designated these benches as a "Best Value."
Great Savings on
Steel City Granite
Jointers & Tablesaws
We are now offering Steel City tablesaws and jointers at prices hundreds of dollars lower than we
listed in our spring-summer mail order catalog. The saws all feature the new-style solid granite tables
and the jointers have solid granite beds and fences. The dense black granite used in these tools
will never rust, warp or twist, and the granite tables and fences all include a full ten-year replacement guarantee. The machines themselves include a
five-year factory warranty.
40635 6" with quick change knives
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
35920 1.75 HP with 30" aluminum fence
35930 1.75 HP with 30" industrial fence
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
NEW Festool EHL 65 One-Handed Planer
The ergonomic Festool EHL 65 one-handed planer features a spiral single-knife cutterhead
that shear-cuts quickly, quietly, and cleanly, producing amazingly smooth results. Many other
ingenious features make this lightweight but powerful planer the ideal tool for planing carcasses, trim, panels or doors.
CLICK HERE for Details
Peltor Hearing Protectors
Only $19.99 on Sale
So comfortable you won't mind wearing these beautifully-made hearing protectors
that help you avoid unnecessary permanent hearing loss. Regular $25.99. Save 23%!
Show Us Your Shop!
For this popular monthly column, we invite you to
SEND US PHOTOS
of your woodworking shop along with
captions and a brief description of your woodworking. (Photos can most easily be sent to us via
email. 800 x 600 resolution is preferred.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show
your shop in a future issue.
Featured this month is Ralph Nelson's brand new shop that he just built in Helena, Montana.
for a quick tour of Ralph's shop:
Ask the Staff
You advertise a "Woodworker's Dial Caliper." What's the difference between a woodworker's dial caliper and any other dial caliper?
with your woodworking questions.
If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
FESTOOL DAY Dec. 5 at Highland Woodworking
Join us at our Atlanta store Saturday, December 5 from 9 AM to 3 PM for an exciting day of Festool
demos by Dan Durant, Festool's charasmatic southeastern factory rep. Dan will share his expertise at
creating efficient, precision workflow for the serious amateur and professional woodworker.
Check Out our Festool Products:
An Infrared Heater for a Small Workshop
by Steven D. Johnson
We need heat for comfort, and for our finishes to dry properly. We need heat for our wood to
acclimate and for our glues to set. We need our heat source to be efficient and safe and we need it
to be effective. We ponder last year's utility bills and think about smelly fumes and noisy heaters,
or worse, the money we have wasted on ineffectual units. Inevitably, at this time of year, we all
wonder if there is a better way.
Here's my "better way":
How I Survived in the Woodworking Business
by Curtis Whittington
I've been making furniture for more than 25 years. For the past nine years it has been my only
source of income. All my work is commissioned, so I rarely do any two pieces alike. This is a tough way
to make a living, and two years ago I nearly had to give it up. Then at a trade show I stumbled onto the
Here's the story of why I'm still in the woodworking business:
Take SketchUp to the Next
Level with Ruby Plugins
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California
Last summer I was fortunate enough to attend a seminar called "3D Basecamp." It was a 3-day
seminar for SketchUp users from novice to expert level. There I discovered several
new techniques and applications. The most exciting ones were some
applications known as "ruby plugins."
Here's How They Can Help You Design a Project:
with Alan Noel
Choosing a Finish
After building a project or deciding to refinish an existing one,
you need to choose what kind of finish to apply.
Before deciding, there are a number of things you need to consider.
Here are some tips that will help you choose:
Featured Highland Staff Member
Now in his third year at Highland, George is the point man for customers entering and leaving our Atlanta retail store.
A musician at heart since his early teens, he graduated from GA State University with a degree in music composition.
Fight to the Death
(known for its eastern European, indie-rock style, flavored with country & western overtones),
has recorded CDs and plays regularly at local venues.
Since we moved our huge woodworking book department close to his station in the front of the store, George
has absorbed more about woodworking than he ever imagined, and he works occasionally helping out in local professional wood shops.
No grass grows under George's feet. He's always busy helping make Highland a better place to shop.
Save on our Kreg Precision Package Deals
Increase the accuracy of your work and save more than $40 each on your choice of
Kreg's innovative woodworking solutions, only while our limited supplies last:
Kreg Miter Gauge Pkg Deal
Bandsaw Fence Pkg Deal
Work Sharp Special Offer
Get a free Leather Hone (a $29.99 value) with purchase of our air-cooled Work Sharp 3000 hand tool sharpening center, while limited supplies last.
CLICK HERE for more info:
Narex Mortise Chisels
The maker of our best-selling bench chisels has created a stout new very affordable mortise chisel for medium-duty
furniture mortising. Available in 3 sizes with European beech handles, and as a set of all 3.
New Stanley Sweetheart Premium Hand Planes
Auriou Hand-Stitched Rasps Are Back!
French-made Auriou rasps have long been a mainstay for sculptors, patternmakers and chairmakers, but the aggressive cut and smooth
finish left by these steel works of art will endear them to anyone who works wood.
After a year-long interruption in the supply of Auriou rasps, we are excited
to offer them once again in limited quantities.
CLICK HERE to see Auriou Rasps
The Gorilla Gripper Makes Handling Panels Safe & Easy
The Gorilla Gripper is a new shop accessory that's ideal for gripping, lifting and carrying large
panels of any material, especially plywood, drywall, MDF, etc. It will help make
cabinet and construction work easier and safer as it helps you avoid acute and chronic back
More Gorilla Gripper Info:
Amana 60t Crosscut Blade
Only $29.99 on Sale
Amana's German-made AGE Series 60 tooth ATB professional crosscut blade is an outstanding value, only $29.99 while limited supplies last.
Quantity Discounts on Hardwood Lumber
10% discount on 50 BF (assorted). 20% discount on 100 board feet.
Available for in-store purchase only, premium hand-selected Walnut, Cherry,
Mahogany, Red Oak, quartersawn White Oak, Maple, Poplar, European steamed Beech,
Purple Heart, Bloodwood, Wenge, Bubinga, Zebrawood and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!
Hardwood Lumber Price List
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That's New at the Highland Woodworking
James Krenov, 1920-2009
World-renowned craftsman and author James Krenov passed away September 9, 2009 in Fort Bragg,
California at age 88. His first book,
A Cabinetmaker's Notebook
and the ones that followed have been a
lasting source of inspiration to thousands, and contributed greatly to the growth of interest in
fine craftsmanship that began in the late 1970s.
Here is David Marks' 2003 video interview with James Krenov:
New Maloof-Inspired Rocker Plan Bundle
No woodworking book or DVD we've ever sold before has generated the response we've received from customers to Charles Brock's
excellent plan bundle that provides everything you need to know to build your own Maloof-inspired rocking chair. The bundle includes a
103 minute DVD, 48-page color-illustrated book and two 24"x48" full-size patterns. Chuck's entire first printing of the bundle sold out in just 3 months,
and a second printing has just arrived. Sample our free online video for a look at this great woodworking project.
More info and sample the video
Our Leather Shop Apron:
The Perfect Gift is On Sale
Every holiday season we seem to run out of this beautiful,
rugged top-grain leather shop apron. This year we've made a special purchase that allows us to offer
it for the low price of $49.99. It's the perfect holiday gift that will please any woodworker.
Order now for shipment by Nov 15
Personalized Shop Sign
Freud's New Double Grind Router Bits Stay Cooler, Cut Cleaner & Last Longer
The secondary bevel that Freud machines on each of its new Double Grind straight router bits allows shavings to clear the cut rather than clogging, heating
and dulling the edge like ordinary router bits. These bits perform better and stay sharp longer.
CLICK HERE for more info:
Now keep up with the latest news from Highland Woodworking via our daily posts on Twitter.
Freud's New Quadra-Cut Router Bits Cut Cleaner
Four carbide cutters work better than two, especially when two of the cutters perform upshear cuts while the other two make downshear cuts,
eliminating splinters and fuzz even on challenging cross-grain cuts and in the most delicate of materials.
CLICK HERE for more info:
Festool Drill Now $400,
THE LAST DRILL
You'll Ever Need to Buy
shown the Festool T+3 drills outperform the competition's 15 and 18 volt drills. You can literally drive more than 1,000,000 screws with one of these drills.
Built to last a lifetime, it is literally the last drill you will ever need to buy.
Festool has repackaged their new 12+3 and 15+3 lithium-ion powered drills making them easier to afford. Previously each model came with 4 different
drill chucks. Now each drill comes with 2 standard Fastfix chucks: the 1/2" drill chuck and the Centrotec chuck. (A right-angle chuck and an eccentric chuck
are available as optional accessories.)
Now Stocking a Wide Selection of Freud Sawblades
Freud sawblades offer the ultimate combination of fused tooth grind geometry, blade body
rigidity, precise tensioning, a special carbide blend and superior carbide brazing, non-stick
Perma-SHIELD coating and high performance anti-vibration – all working together to
provide the ultimate cut.
CLICK HERE for more info:
You'll Love our Mail-In Blade Sharpening Service
"Recently I used your saw sharpening service and I wanted to
let you know that they did a super job on my blade. I not only needed the blade sharpened, but one tip was missing and they
replaced it as well. Turn around time was only about a week from my home in Tennessee. The blade
cuts as good as a new one. You can bet that I will be using you again when needed."
Thanks, Charles Arkon
CLICK HERE for Details
WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I have a 12" Jet bandsaw that I absolutely hated. It couldn't cut a straight line on a piece of 1/8"
ply. A friend told me to check out your Wood Slicer resawing bandsaw blade. I went to your site to
check it out. At first I kind of choked when I saw the price of the blade. I then read your
testimonials and decided to give one a try (you do guarantee that I will like it).
The first piece
of wood I cut was a chunk of mango. It went well, but then again, it is a softer wood. So I decided
to try a piece of Koa as it is a bit harder... cut like butter. Being the skeptic I am, I decided
to put it to what I considered an extreme test. I have a large chunk of desert ironwood that has
been sitting around for a while (because I just can't cut it). In previous attempts, I could barely
slice a 2" section. The results were not pretty, it took forever and a day to cut, and the dust was
I figured what the heck, I am going to make this blade cry, so I put a four inch thick
slab of ironwood on the bandsaw, turned it on and it cut through it without a problem. There was no smoking, no
dust clouds, and the finish on the cut side of the wood was unbelievable. Bottom line, I will
NEVER buy another band saw blade other than this one. It is everything you said it was. Please feel
free to use me as a reference. I would love to be able to help other woodworkers discover this
blade. On a side note... I no longer hate my bandsaw.
— Thank You, Rick G.
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