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Join our Make a Boxwood Spokeshave class June 18-19, 2010

Create a beautiful wooden-bodied spokeshave during this 2-day hands-on workshop with Russ Filbeck.

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

June 5
Hand Cut Dovetails

June 6
Basic Bowl Turning

June 8
Hand Tool Sharpening

June 9
Gilding and Gold Leafing

June 12
Beginning Turning

June 12
Antiques Show and Tell

June 18 & June 19
Make a Boxwood Spokeshave

June 19
Spray Finishing

June 23
Sharpening for Turners

June 24
Timber Framing

June 26
Basic Bowl Turning

June 27
Introduction to Marquetry

June 28 - July 1
Cabinetmaking Basics: Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer

July 7
Finishing the Finish

July 10
Turning Pens

July 14
French Polish Workshop

July 17
Beginning Turning

July 21
Turning Tops

July 24
Basic Bowl Turning

July 24 & July 25
Antique Restoration

July 25
Basic Bowl Turning

July 27
Scraper Secrets Revealed

July 28
Sharpening for Turners

July 31
Bandsaw Basics

August 7
Spray Finishing

August 10
Using Hand Planes

August 14
Turn a Peppermill

August 17
Hand Tool Sharpening

August 21
Basic Bowl Turning

August 22
Basic Bowl Turning

August 28
Introduction to Marquetry

October 23 & 24
Windsor Chair Making Seminar with Peter Galbert

October 25-29
Build a Child's Windsor Balloon Back Chair with Peter Galbert

Classes Suitable for Teens

Narex Bench Chisels
Named Best Value Bench Chisel by FWW magazine, boxed set of 6 rugged chisels, only $59.99.

FEIN MultiMaster Special

We've packaged the highly versatile and now-famous Fein MultiMaster Top with all its extensive accessories PLUS Fein's new 4-1/2" round sanding pad kit for no extra charge, while supplies last.

GROUND SHIPPING IS FREE in lower 48 states.

Steel City Tools
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 2009 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.

Granite Jointers
40635 6" with quick change knives
Was $949.99 Now $749.99
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
Was $1149.99 Now $799.99
40655 8" with quick change knives
Was $1349.99 Now $899.99
40660 8" with helical cutterhead
Was $1649.99 Now $1099.99

Granite Tablesaws
35920 1.75 HP with 30" aluminum fence
35930 1.75 HP with 30" industrial fence
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
Was $1249.99 Now $1099.99
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
Was $1399.99 Now $1199.99
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
Was $1499.99 Now $1299.99

Grandpa's Workshop Sign

Just in time for Father's Day! Grandpa will LOVE hanging this distinctive cast sign outside (or inside) his workshop. In stock for immediate delivery.

CLICK HERE for How to Order:

NEW Steel City 8" Granite Jointer with Quick Change
Knives Is a Terrific Value,
only $899.99

This great value in a longbed 8" jointer is finally in stock and available for immediate shipment! You can enjoy the benefits of 77" long solid straight granite jointer beds, cutterhead with 3 quick-change knives, 2 HP 230 volt motor, solid 48" long center-mounted granite fence that tilts in and out for bevels or chamfers, integral mobile base, and a depth of cut up to 1/2". All this plus a 5-year factory warranty, and at a very affordable price! Net weight 460 lbs.

More Info and How to Order

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

Leather Shop Apron
Now on Sale for $49.99

Dad (or YOU!) will love this handsome and practical workshop accessory. Made of top grain leather, it gives much greater protection than canvas or nylon aprons. Convenient pockets have flaps to keep out sawdust.

More Info and How to Order

Hardwood Lumber
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 and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!

Hardwood Lumber Price List

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
Atlanta, Georgia

Show Your Shop!

For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your shop in a future issue.

woodworking tools
Featured this month is David Best's beautiful backyard workshop in Fombell, Pennsylvania.

CLICK HERE for a look inside David's shop:

Down to Earth Woodworking

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

In this issue of Wood News Online , we are kicking off a brand new monthly column. We are calling it The Down to Earth Woodworker .

This month we will investigate exactly who is "the Down to Earth Woodworker." We'll also follow up on some interesting readers' responses to recent articles, "Justifying Your Next Tool Purchase" and "5S Your Workshop." And we'll reveal a dirty little woodworking secret, as well as look into a disturbing psychological phenomenon afflicting woodworkers.

Sounds Interesting!
Tell Me More:

Buying a New Router and Router Table

By George T. (Terry) Chapman
Fairburn, Georgia

Do you remember a few weeks ago when I talked about buying a new router with the profits from my furnituremaking exploits? Well I decided to go for it, and when I went to Highland I was really impressed with the Triton 2-1/4 HP router.

One of the guys at the store showed me how well it works to mount this router under a router table. It effectively eliminates any need to buy one of those expensive third-party router lifts. I ended up buying the Triton router, plus the full-size Kreg Precision Router Table to go with it.

What makes the Triton router work so well in a router table?

Get a Power8 Workshop this Father's Day!

Still looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? Whether you are looking for something for your own Dad or just trying to drop some not-so-subtle hints to the loved ones in your life, the Power8 Workshop is an excellent gift idea.

Check out the Power8 Workshop!

Ask the Staff

Do magnetic strips that are used to hold tools affect the sharpening of the tool?

E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.

Buy a Leigh FMT Pro jig by June 30 and receive 27 guides & bits FREE

The FMT Pro Mortise & Tenon Jig is a furniture factory that comes in a box. Coupled with your router, it becomes a production machine. Order the FMT Pro before June 30, 2010, and receive FREE a 27-piece guide and bit set worth $370 after you register your jig with Leigh (Applies to U.S. and Canada only).

CLICK HERE for more info:

Foredom 5400 Power Carver, only $269.99,
a Great Gift for Dad!

Our most popular Foredom Power Carver is on sale! Buy while our sale quantity lasts and get the complete kit for only $269.99, a $30 savings. Includes turntable with 47 bits and an instructional project DVD.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel

Stripping the Finish

wood finishing

By Alan Noel
Atlanta, GA

Since the finish is so important to the overall value of antique furniture, stripping has been considered to be a bad word. Stripping the old finish would have to be a last resort.
This also leads us down a slippery slope when antique value is in question and this is, since none of us were around when the piece was made, how do we know definitively what the original finish actually was?
Nevertheless, sometimes stripping the finish is unavoidable.

Here are some tips to make the job easier:

Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches REDUCED!
Now Save up to $200

Our premium German-made Hofmann & Hammer workbenches are on sale and available for immediate delivery. We believe there are no finer benches made anywhere. Fine Woodworking magazine has designated these benches as a "Best Value." Sale quantities limited.

Order Now and Get
Red Hot Special Pricing:

Designing an Arts and Crafts Mantle Clock Using SketchUp

By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California

This month's SketchUp column shows you how to use SketchUp to design an Arts and Crafts style mantle clock. You'll find step by step instructions with easy-to-understand captions labeling each image.

Check out how it works:

New Rikon 10" Bandsaw
Only $199.99, save $80!

This little gem has already proven itself to be an excellent value as a 10" bandsaw, especially at this low introductory price. In our tests at the store, we installed a Wood Slicer resawing blade on the Rikon 10-305 bandsaw, carefully adjusted all the guides, then proceeded to resaw uniform slices 1/64" thick off the length of a 4x4. We highly recommend it as your first bandsaw bought on a budget, or as a second bandsaw that allows you to avoid constantly swapping blades on your main bandsaw.

Build a Windsor Chair with Peter Galbert, October 23-29, 2010

Build your own Windsor chair during this 7-day event, plus take home the skills to build many more. Professional chairmaker Peter Galbert will show you all you need to know, plus coach you from start to finish. Space is limited, so sign up early.

CLICK HERE for more info:

An easy way to navigate our entire highly-informative woodworking website.

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

Stay Up-To-Date on All That's New at the Highland Woodworking

NEW Charles Brock
Plan Bundle:
Lowback Dining Chair

The latest new plan bundle in Charles Brock's series of Maloof-inspired furniture is coming available July 15, 2010. Pre-order now for earliest delivery, and a special bonus.

More info and how to order:

An Introduction to Sphere-Based Turning

By Joe Skehan
Salt Lake City, UT

Most wood turning is performed on material mounted in a single plane; the wood is placed between centers or held in a check. It is then worked perpendicular or parallel to the grain. However, as early as the 16th century, turners discovered that if the material being worked was in the shape of a sphere, then it could be worked from any point, rotated and then worked from any other point, producing concentric designs.

What is the secret to all sphere-based creations?

Show Your Stuff!

For this new column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodworking projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your stuff in a future issue.

woodworking tools
Featured this month is the work of Jim Frantz of San Diego, California.

CLICK HERE to take a look at his beautiful cabinets and delightful wooden toys:

A Two Minute Safety Tip

Our customer Howard Van Valzah has a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in the workshop.

Check out his Safety Tip:

NEW Earlex 2900
Sprayer, only $149.99

The English-made Earlex 2900 Spray Station has made smooth and efficient spray finishing both user friendly and highly affordable. Discover how fast and easy finishing can be without having to apply using a brush. Comes equipped to flawlessly spray stains, lacquer, shellac, polyurethane, and water-based finishes, as well as thinned latex paint.

CLICK HERE for more info:

READ A REVIEW of the 2900:

on our Deluxe Steel City14" Granite Bandsaw!

Purchase the 50100G bandsaw for $599.99 and get the 12" Height Adjustment Riser Kit for just $49.99 (reg. $89.99). Total cost of this package deal (our item 50100GR) is $649.98 plus shipping.

If you're in the market for a powerful, full-featured bandsaw capable of any challenge from heavy-duty resawing to fine, delicate fretwork, look no further. We believe the Steel City model 50100G is one of the best 14" bandsaws available at any price, anywhere. Quantity purchasing has kept our cost low, and we're passing the savings along to you.

More Info and How to Order

Track Saws on Sale
Great Time to Upgrade
to a Festool Track Saw,
10% Off Now thru July 31

Today is one of those extremely rare days when Festool offers a discount on one of its most popular tools. Order today and you'll save 10% on our Festool TS55 and TS75 track saws, as well as on spare blades, extra tracks and the Track Accessory Kit. We have saws and accessories in stock with free delivery in the lower 48 states. But don't wait too long. Supplies are limited and may sell out.

CLICK HERE for more info and a short video: :

Get a Free Membership
in Chuck's Studio Online

Interested in the idea of building a Maloof-inspired rocker? You can start learning today how to build one yourself! Get a free membership in Chuck's Studio Online, a special website that caters to budding Maloof-inspired chair builders.

CLICK HERE to sign up for FREE:

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.

Now Chuck has singled out the specific tools he uses when building the chair and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:

Repairing Rotten Wood with LiquidWood and WoodEpox

Spring! It's time to get out and repair all your rotted window sills, door frames, wooden siding and indoor or outdoor furniture. The best product for handling this chore: Abatron's Wood Restoration System, LiquidWood and WoodExpox.

Here's some good info on how to:


Rikon Lathe

Rikon 12" Lathe
Red Hot Special $289.99

Act now to save $40 on this popular compact lathe. Includes live center, 12-position indexed headstock, 6 speeds - 430-3900rpm, 3" faceplate, 1/2 HP motor and 2 year warranty. Weighs 89 lb.

CLICK HERE for more info:

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Recent WOOD SLICER Testimonial
I recently purchased three band saw blades for my 10 inch Inca 260, included in the purchase was a Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade. When I unwrapped it, I realized this was something special. I immediately installed the Wood Slicer, fired up the machine and started cutting 6 " X 6" White Oak rough stock. Results? WOW, is all I could say to myself. The cuts were so good I had to look twice to see the cut side from the machine planed face! What a blade, I have never been more pleased with a bandsaw blade and its performance! — R. Simon

CHECK OUT our phenomenal
Wood Slicer resawing blade:

Woodturning Symposium
in CT, June 18-20, 2010

The American Association of Woodturners will hold their 24th Annual AAW Symposium in Hartford, CT, June 18-20, 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center.

CLICK HERE for more info

Why Not Write
Your Own Article
for Wood News?
We actively solicit contributions of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every one we accept and publish in Wood News Online , we will compensate the contributor. We typically pay up to $100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos. The amount of the gift certificate may be prorated for shorter articles. Articles submitted may be edited by us at our discretion, and compensation may vary depending on the published length.

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