on Orders $99 & Up
We have changed our shipping policy to allow Free Shipping on most of our products on orders of at least $99 shipped to the lower 48 states.
(Some restrictions apply.)
As a small family business trying to compete nationwide with competitors many times our size, we feel it is important to give 24/7 Free Shipping a try.
We plan to honor this policy at least until March 1, 2024, and hopefully much longer if it proves to be sustainable.
Thank you for all your support over the years and going forward.
Chris Bagby, co-founder
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
for one of our in-person classes to hone your technique, build a guided project, or just have fun making something! With direct feedback and guidance from our instructors, you will come out of class ready to hit the ground running or with new methods to enhance your woodworking skill set.
Upcoming Atlanta Class Schedule
Finishing the Finish
10/21 Basic Bowl Turning
Build a Spokeshave
Build a Windsor Stool
11/15 French Polish
11/18 Basic Bowl Turning
12/16 Basic Bowl Turning
You're Invited to Participate in our $1000 Hand Tool Giveaway
To share our enthusiasm for the craft of fine woodworking, Highland Woodworking is giving away to a single winner $1000 worth of our finest hand tools. The winner can choose $1000 worth of tools from among our leading hand tool manufacturers.
Click to Enter
FLIP THROUGH Our New Catalog
We invite you to enjoy a few minutes leisurely browsing through our latest new catalog. It's available to flip through by clicking the image at left.
Flip Thru our Catalog
To shop any item on any page of the catalog, just CLICK THE PRODUCT NUMBER
to go to that item on our website.
Search Woodworking Keywords
Click above to search our huge archive on any woodworking topic.
Celebrating President Jimmy Carter’s
October 1, 2023
For many years we have been honored to serve as a source of woodworking tools for President Jimmy Carter.
His first visit to our store came in March, 1981 soon after he had moved back to Plains, Georgia.
His cabinet had gifted him a new workshop with every Craftsman tool any woodworker would ever need.
On an early visit, he told me if we could arrange for Tage Frid to come to Atlanta to teach a woodworking class, he would make it a point to attend.
He did indeed participate throughout Tage Frid’s first weekend seminar at Highland Hardware in 1983.
Over the years he went on buy a number of hand tools from us,
including the Record Jointer Plane he’s seen using here.
We invite you to read our tribute to President Jimmy Carter, recalling some of his visits to our store over the years.
A Brief Summary of How
First Came into Being
by Chris Bagby
In 1973 I had a chance encounter with an old high school friend. As the recent new president of
King Hardware Company, Ben Dyer offered me a job on the spot to work part time at one of their seven
stores. After about 2 months, the manager of that store quit & I became the manager.
Read the First Issue
Around this time I reconnected with Sharon McEnearney, a former girlfriend whom I’d met at
Georgia Tech. We got married in the spring of 1974 & then went to work together managing a different King Hardware store.
This one happened to be a dealer for Shopsmith, & over time we were able to significantly grow Shopsmith sales.
Exceptional new employees soon joined us, & we also found a good source for hardwood lumber.
Before we knew it, a small woodworking community had developed around this little King Hardware store.
Eventually at King Hardware we published 3 issues of a newsletter called Wood News to help
promote woodworking. However in the spring of 1978, Sharon and I decided to resign from King
and take off on our own to open Highland Hardware. We began as a small hardware store with
woodworking tools as our unique specialty.
As we attracted more great employees, more newsletters were published & woodworking classes
were offered. After finding sources for fine tools to sell & becoming a Makita dealer, we published
our first homemade catalog in 1981.
As our original 6-year lease was expiring, we renovated an old building across the street & moved
into our present location.
That is the short version of how all this got started, thanks to a chance encounter with an old friend.
of Wood News
Outstanding Tools for Your Workshop
Resaw Bandsaw Blade
Rikon 10 inch
Rikon 8 inch Helical-style Benchtop Jointer
Record Power Coronet Herald 14 inch EVS Lathe
Record Power Coronet Regent 18 inch VS Lathe
Hofmann & Hammer Premium German Workbench - Large
Festool CSC SYS 50 EBI Cordless Table Saw
Through Dovetail Jig