Sharpening & Using
Hand Planes with
Curtis Turner from
Lie-Nielsen, Feb 5, 2012

Curtis Turner from Lie-Nielsen will be with us on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 to teach a one-day hands-on seminar on getting the most out of your hand planes.

Using Hand Planes, Feb. 5, 2012

Sharpening for Carvers
Jan 10, 2012

Success in wood carving is difficult to achieve without sharp tools. Let Sabiha teach you how to hone your carving tool sharpening skills, so you can keep your tools cutting at peak performance. The class will cover sharpening gouges with shallow and deep sweeps, veiners, V-tools, skews and straight chisels, plus much more!

Sharpening for Carvers
Jan 10, 2012

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

January 7
Hand Cut Dovetails

January 10
Sharpening for Carvers

January 11
Taming of the Skew

January 14
Basic Bowl Turning

January 15
Turning Bottle Stoppers

January 17
Four Square Woodworking: Milling and Jointing Lumber

January 18
Finishing the Finish

January 21
Beginning Turning

January 22
Turn a Peppermill

January 24
Hand Tool Sharpening

January 25
French Polish Workshop

January 28
Bandsaw Basics

January 29
Router Basics

February 1
Coloring Wood

February 5
Hands-On Planes Workshop

February 7 & 8
Build a Bookcase

February 11 & 12
Fundamentals of Woodworking

February 15
Sharpening for Turners

February 18
Basic Bowl Turning

February 19
Beginning Turning

February 21
Timber Framing

February 22
Finishing the Finish

February 25
Hand Cut Dovetails

February 26
Introduction to Marquetry

February 28
Hand Planes

Classes Suitable for Teens

See a List of All Our Classes

View Slideshows of Classes

Great Prices on 3 Rikon Bandsaw Models at Highland Woodworking

Show Us Your Carving!

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

This month we are featuring Mary May's beautiful carvings featuring traditional European techniques.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look!

My Wooden iPod Mini

By Josh Darrah
Brisbane, Australia

This is the wooden mod I made for my old iPod mini. It is by no means perfect, but it's been a super fun project for me. I tried to make the case completely wooden (with working clickwheel) using the internal workings of the original mini.

CLICK HERE to see how Josh did it!

Do you have a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in your workshop? If so, we want to hear about it! . Receive a $25 store gift card if we feature your tip in a future issue.

This month's tip comes from Bob Jordan, who offers some great safety advice that has been passed down to him over the years.

CLICK HERE to check out Bob's safety tips!

Rocking Chair Super Instructional Bundle

First you build the rocker. Then you sculpt it into a piece of functional art. The Rocker Plan Bundle gives you all you need to know to build. The Shaping a Sculptured Rocker DVD helps you master the sculpting process. Buying the Super Bundle saves $10 off purchasing the items separately.

Sculptured Rocker on Display at Highland

Highland blogger Terry Chapman is halfway done putting together the Sculptured Rocker Kit, and he has generously offered to let us display the partially finished kit at Highland. Come by the store to take a look.

Or read more about it HERE!

Save $100 on our Walnut Parts Kits for a Sculptured Rocker or Lowback Chair

Both kits are now on sale. Buying the kit makes these challenging projects far less daunting.

More info on Rocker Kit:

More info on Lowback Kit:

Our Popular Sculptured Chair Plan Bundles NOW ON SALE - Save up to $40
Our comprehensive plan bundles by Charles Brock provide all the information and inspiration you'll need to build these beautiful sculptured chairs. Each set includes DVD, book and full-size drawings.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:

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

Check It Out!

 Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Wood Slicer for Resawing
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
Protecting Your Furniture
Safety Tip: Advice Passed Down
My Wooden iPod Mini
Woodworking New Year's Resolutions

Deadline to enter to win is
noon, Jan. 31, 2012

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.
Featured this month is Dana Vogel's new workshop, rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina and located in Gulfport, Mississippi.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

Hand Tool of the Month:
Auriou Rasps

For some people, using an Auriou rasp for the first time is a watershed moment in their woodworking lives. It is difficult to communicate with words what it's like to begin using such a potent yet precise tool. Lee Laird of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks gives it a try, writing about his experiences with Auriou rasps.

Read Lee's blog post: "Thanks to Auriou, rasps are now my friends"

Browse our selection of Auriou Rasps:

Watch Michel Auriou making an Auriou rasp

Charles Brock interviews Michel Auriou at WIA as Michel demonstrates hand stitching an Auriou rasp, then Chuck demos the rasp on a rocking chair.

By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

This month the Down to Earth Woodworker takes a look at the year ahead from a 5000-year perspective, then jumps into the heated fray surrounding table saw safety with his own view of how free enterprise itself will inevitably lead to more safety regulations as well as safer machinery. Finally he shows some nice tips on how to make efficient use of shop space, as well as save your ears and some of your money.

CLICK HERE for a Down to Earth look at 2012, tablesaw safety, and efficient use of shop space:

Consider Building your own Wooden Plane

These kits by Hock Tools provide all the parts needed for building wooden planes (and a spokeshave) that are both beautiful and highly functional.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Now save $40 on our Earlex HV5500 Sprayer package deal

Earlex has juiced up the turbine motor on its ever-popular HV5000 Spray Station, creating its higher-performance successor, the Earlex HV5500 Spray Station.

CLICK HERE for more info

CLICK HERE to watch a video product tour of the Earlex HV5500

New Downloadable Project Plan: The Tuggy Boat

Here's a new downloadable project plan for a children's plaything designed by Kevin McGuire, author of the popular book " The All-New Woodworking For Kids ". This month we are featuring the Tuggy Boat. Young mariners will love this rolling boat with its twin portholes, storage hatch, flag pole and anchor.

Place your order online and after it has been processed by our staff, you will receive an email with a link to download your plan set in PDF form. And check back next month for another great new downloadable plan from Kevin!

Limited Edition Kreg Toolboxx Pocket Hole Kit

Kreg's special edition kit includes the K4 Master System, a Micro Pocket drill guide and bit, right angle clamp, 800 assorted Kreg screws PLUS a sturdy toolbox to keep it all organized. Selling for $219.99, it's a $90 savings over the cost of the items bought separately. Quantity limited.

Woodworking Tool Catalog


Our WINTER 2011 Woodworking Catalog is now available to browse online!


Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing
Protecting Your Furniture

When we get together for family gatherings, parties, meals, etc., it pays for us to think ahead about how to protect our valuable pieces of furniture from the impact of these festivities.

Here are SIX tips on what do:

Ask the Staff

Question:   Hi, I've heard really good things about your Wood Slicer blades and after reading your info find that I'm confused! I have a Jet 18" bandsaw that calls for a 137" blade. In your PDF it seems that the 1/2" blade would be as good and maybe even better than the 3/4". I'm currently using another brand 3/4" but would you recommend the 1/2" for resawing?

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

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

An awesome present that's always appreciated by just about any woodworker anywhere.

Fri-Sat, Feb 3-4, Highland Woodworking hosts the
ATL Lie-Nielsen
Hand Tool Event
This year our Winter One Day Sale has been expanded to 2 days and will include Lie-Nielsen's Atlanta Hand Tool Event. In addition to our usual Winter Sale special savings throughout the store, our factory reps from Lie-Nielsen will give everyone an opportunity to try out many of our Lie-Nielsen hand tools. A number of other vendors will also be on hand giving entertaining and informative live demonstrations. MORE THAN A THOUSAND ITEMS will be on sale throughout the store.
[Please note: We will not be discounting Lie-Nielsen Tool prices at this event.]

We invited several of our Wood News contributors to send us their woodworking New Year’s Resolutions. As inspiration (or entertainment) for the rest of us, we share them with you here. (You can also add your own!)

What did they resolve for 2012?

The Time May Be Right
to Think about Owning a SawStop Contractor Saw

The SawStop 10" Contractor Saw is the safest contractor saw on the market, and we are pleased to now be able to offer and ship it to our customers nationwide within the 48 contiguous United States. Why wait for an accident? We can ship your saw today!

More info and a demo video:

Knew Concepts Woodworker's Fretsaw

Ingeniously designed to be both light and strong as well as simple to adjust and use, this extremely popular new premium fretsaw makes it easier than ever to remove waste when cutting dovetails.

Order our K4 Master System now and receive a $15 rebate from Kreg

Purchase a Kreg K4 Master Pockethole System from us between 1/1/2012 and 2/29/2012 and get $15 back from Kreg when you mail in your Rebate coupon by 3/31/2012.

CLICK HERE for more info

Save $300 on our Rikon 16" Thickness Planer

A special purchase allows us to offer big savings on our 3 HP 16" Rikon Thickness Planer, model 23-400.

CLICK HERE for more info

Product Tours Available on our YouTube Channel!

Check out the great product tour videos on our Youtube Channel. Our good friend Morton demonstrates some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.

Click below to take a look at a few of our recently added videos:

Are there any products you'd like to see a tour of? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and let us know what YOU would like to see!

Don't Own a Workbench?
Our affordable European Workbench will make a great addition to your workshop

This affordable European Workbench will help transform your woodworking.

Festool Limited Edition 5-piece ZOBO Forstner-stye bit set

Available only while limited supplies last, this set of 5 Forstner-style bits with 2 interchangeable center pins will drill precise holes in wood at up to a 70 degree angle, drill through-holes without tearout on either side, and (with a drillpress) handle tricky drilling into end grain.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Watch a video showing what
ZOBO drill bits can do

Excellent buy on Festool's Limited Edition 98-piece Centrotec bit & driver set

This exceptional accessory set offers a wide variety of no-slip, quick-change drilling and driving bits and adapters. This is a limited time promotional item, available only while supplies last.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Show Your Stuff!

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

This month we are featuring several diverse woodworking pieces by Mark Matthews. From his sculptured flower bouquets to his combination music/guitar stand, Mark has designed some truly unique pieces you won't want to miss.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Mark's impressive creations:

The Highland Woodturner

Wood turning is the fastest growing part of the woodworking community. To give it the attention it deserves, we've started a new publication devoted entirely to woodturning.

Take a look at the most recent issue!

Sign up to receive The Highland Woodturner every month!

Want to join in? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS AND STORIES of your favorite current turning topic.

Why Not Write an 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 credit) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos.

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Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER

I purchased a new Rikon 14" 1 1/2 hp bandsaw last month. It came with a 5/8" bandsaw blade from Olson. I was quite happy with what the new band saw could do, compared to the old one I had. However, in doing a little research on which saw to buy, I kept coming across testimonials concerning a band saw blade I had never heard of – yours of course. So I decided to buy one for myself. I don't know how you do it, all I know is that everything you claim it can do, it does. Cuts smoother, quieter, faster than any other bandsaw blade I've tried. If your saw is set up right, you can resaw without the need for a drum sander. I'll be buying another blade real soon!

— J. McQueen

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