Hand Saw Sharpening with Chris Black,
If you have an old handsaw and would like to make it useful again, join Chris Black as he
demonstrates all the esoteric mysteries surrounding hand saw sharpening. He'll show you how to use a
file to rejuvenate the cutting surfaces of a hand saw tooth by tooth, as well as share many other
facets of his vast knowledge of hand tools.
Sharpening, Mar. 3
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.
Fundamentals of WW
Sharpening for Turners
Introduction to Marquetry
Sharpening Hand Saws
Show & Tell
Cabinets & Built-ins
Build a Base Cabinet
Router Mortise & Tenons
Taming of the
Basic Bowl Turning
Fundamentals of WW
Classes Suitable for Teens
Slideshows of Classes
Great Prices on 3 Rikon Bandsaw Models at Highland
We invite you to
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 John Eugster's exquisite handmade hand plane made of Purple Heart,
Canarywood, Ebony and Zebrawood.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look at John's plane:
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 striking relief carvings by Peter Mohr.
CLICK HERE to take a closer look!
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 Dave Zerby of Rockmart, Georgia, who learned the hard way
that investing two minutes to be safe is a lot more valuable than the time otherwise saved.
HERE to check out Dave's safety tip!
Festool 5-piece ZOBO Forstner-stye bit
NOW ON SALE
We have only a few left of this set of 5 Forstner-style bits featuring 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 to save $25:
Watch a video showing what
ZOBO drill bits can do
on Festool's Limited Edition
98-piece Centrotec bit & driver set
We have a few of these exceptional accessory sets that offer a wide variety of no-slip, quick-change
drilling and driving bits and adapters, not at even greater savings.
CLICK HERE to Save $55:
Save with our Rocker
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
Sculptured Rocker on Display at
Highland blogger Terry Chapman has completed constructing the left side of our Sculptured Rocker
Kit, leaving the right side assembled but not yet sculpted to shape. Drop in to take a look and see
the contrast in this "work in progress."
Or read more about it HERE!
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
Check Out the Tools of the Trade:
The Highland Woodturner
Why Not Write an Article for Wood
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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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Inside This Issue
Masterpiece Wood Finish, New 3-part oil/wax
Finish is a new oil/wax system designed to enhance the beauty of wood for interior furniture. This
system takes the guesswork out of selecting a great finish for the fine woodworking projects that
you've invested many hours of work in.
Check out this great new wood finishing
Show Your Shop!
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.
Tool of the Month:
No. 51 Shoot Board Plane
By Steven D. Johnson,
the March 1
Now save $40 on our Earlex HV5500 Sprayer package deal
New Downloadable Project Plan: Ring Toss Game
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
". This month we are featuring the Ring Toss.
This ancient game – known in some countries as quoits – has been a worldwide favorite for
centuries. This version features knock-down construction requiring a minimum of storage space.
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!
Our February 2012 Woodworking
Catalog is now available to browse online!
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When a silky smooth finish is what you are after, wet sanding is definitely the key to success.
Achieving that flawless surface is what we all desire on our projects after all of the hard work and
are EIGHT tips that will help:
Ask the Staff
I'm sort of new to bandsaws, but I want to use mine for cutting pieces out of whole, small
logs to make picture frame material. I would like a nice 80" resaw blade for my bandsaw so I can
rip pieces out of the small logs I get. The current blade I have does not cut along the grain well
Can you point me in the right direction as to what's the best blade you sell for this job?
with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
An easy way to navigate our entire
highly-informative woodworking website.
Check It Out!
Premiering in February,
our new Web TV
the Highland Woodworker
Keep an eye out for an email that you will receive from us next week!
When it arrives, click on the link provided and watch the premiere episode of our new show,
, which will take you behind the scenes with woodworking legend Roy
The Highland Woodworker
is a quarterly web-based magazine show produced in HD for
woodworkers like yourself. Our host will be well-known chairmaker Charles Brock.
The show will connect you with master woodworkers who will
inspire you as they share their ideas for improving your work. You'll also learn more about tools,
supplies and great resources that will help you become a better woodworker.
CLICK HERE to find out what you'll see in the first episode:
on a Fein Variable Speed Turbo
Not long ago these excellent vacs were selling for $400+. A
special purchase lets us offer them to you for only $299.99. Super quiet, plus Electronic Suction
Control makes you ROS work better! Qty limited.
CLICK HERE for more info:
Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-Tipped
If your shop's bandsaw work is so demanding that your
bandsaw blades become dull too quickly, our Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-tipped bandsaw blade may be
your solution. These carbide bandsaw blades offer extraordinary wear resistance which allows
for an exceptionally long cutting life, especially when cutting abrasive tropical hardwoods.
Fatigue-resistant steel further adds to the life of the blade. And the blade's "zero-set" Triple Chip
Grind virtually eliminates the tendency for the teeth to drift away from your line of cut.
CLICK HERE for
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
SALE on Hofmann & Hammer
Three models of our ever-popular Hofmann & Hammer premium
German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget.
CLICK HERE for more info:
Rikon 70-050VS Variable Speed Mini-Lathe on sale
This is the best deal we've ever seen on a
variable speed mini-lathe. Speed is easily adjusted within each of 3 variable speed ranges (300-700
rpm, 700-1500 rpm, and 1500-3350 rpm) simply by turning a knob. You select which of the 3 speed
ranges you want by choosing the belt/pulley position. Weighs 72 lbs. Sale qty limited.
CLICK HERE for more
NEW Auriou/Chris Pye 7-pc Carving Tool
Auriou recently collaborated with master carver Chris Pye
to create this new set of woodcarving tools, whose excellent quality matches the level of perfection
we've come to expect from Auriou.
CLICK HERE for more
Don't wait till it's TOO LATE before you
buy 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:
NEW Starrett Electronic Combination
Starrett has created a new digital protractor that
conveniently works as a small computer. It quickly calculates both the bevel angle AND the miter
angle for setting up your compound miter saw to cut crown molding.
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
Product Tours Available on our
Check out the
great product tour videos on our
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
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
This affordable European Workbench will help transform your
Buy a SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw by 4/30/12
and get a nice rebate
SawStop has launched a rebate offer good through the end of April, 2012. Purchase a 3 HP or 1.75 HP
of PCS cabinet saw and get a factory rebate of either a free mobile base, or the overarm dust
collection assembly. Either accessory is a $199 value!
Note: We offer the SawStop
PCS Cabinet Saw for sale only within the state of Georgia. (However we ship the SawStop Contractor
Saw thru-out the 48 U.S. states.)
CLICK HERE for details:
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
CLICK HERE for more
Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates
An awesome present that's always appreciated by just
about any woodworker anywhere.
Another Testimonial for the WOOD
This is just a quick note to tell you how satisfied I am with the Wood Slicer
bandsaw blade I bought from you. Though it was somewhat of a chore to bring it
to Brazil, it was worth all the
effort. It cuts fast and makes a very thin kerf. Resawing has never been so
pleasant. Next time I'm in the U.S., I plan to get other sizes. I would like to visit your shop in Atlanta. Thank you.
— Fernando Gontijo
Yourself a Wood Slicer:
CLICK HERE to
watch a video tour of the Wood Slicer: