Hand Saw Sharpening with Chris Black, Mar. 3

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.

Hand Saw 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.

Feb 11-12   Fundamentals of WW
Feb 15   Sharpening for Turners
Feb 18   Basic Bowl Turning
Feb 19   Beginning Turning
Feb 21   Timber Framing
Feb 22   Finishing the Finish
Feb 24   Hand Cut Dovetails
Feb 26   Introduction to Marquetry
Feb 28   Hand Planes
Mar 3   Sharpening Hand Saws
Mar 4   Table Saw Basics
Mar 7   French Polishing
Mar 10   Antiques Show & Tell
Mar 10   Cabinets & Built-ins
Mar 12-15   Build a Base Cabinet
Mar 17   Beginning Turning
Mar 18   Turn a Peppermill
Mar 20   Hand Tool Sharpening
Mar 21   Finishing the Finish
Mar 24-25   WW Expanded
Mar 27   Router Mortise & Tenons
Mar 28   Taming of the Skew
Mar 31   Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 1   Basic Bowl Turning
Apr 7-8   Fundamentals of WW

Classes Suitable for Teens

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Great Prices on 3 Rikon Bandsaw Models at Highland Woodworking

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 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.

CLICK HERE to check out Dave's safety tip!

Festool 5-piece ZOBO Forstner-stye bit set

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

SAVE $55 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 SUPER 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 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!

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:

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:

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.

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 Inside This Issue
Web TV for Woodworkers
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
Investing just 2 minutes for safety

Masterpiece Wood Finish, New 3-part oil/wax finish

Masterpiece Wood 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 solution:

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 Ken Allison's new workshop in British Columbia.

CLICK HERE for a look inside:

Tool of the Month:

No. 51 Shoot Board Plane

Long out of production, the Stanley No. 51 Shoot Board Plane has inspired the Lie-Nielsen Toolworks to build their own version of the tool. Lee Laird of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks gives us some background on the shoot board concept, and shares with us his experience using this unusual new single-purpose Lie-Nielsen plane.

Read Lee's blog post: "The ALL NEW Lie-Nielsen #51 Shoot Board Plane"

See the 51 Shoot Board Plane on our website:

By Steven D. Johnson,
Racine, Wisconsin

This month the Down to Earth Woodworker explores the world of pilot hole drilling using a tool made for the job, examines things to consider to make your shop more environmentally friendly, makes the case that there are no "bad tools," and delves into whether the moisture trapped in wood puts it at risk of damage due to freezing during cold weather.

CLICK HERE for a Down to Earth look at pilot holes, green workshops, tools from the past and how wood weathers freezing:

the March 1
price increase

Order by Feb. 29, 2012
to save before Festool's
price increase takes effect

After holding the line on prices for a couple of years, Festool recently announced a price increase generally ranging from 4% - 8%. There's still time to buy at the old prices, but your order must be in no later than midnight on Feb. 29, 2012.

See our complete line of
Festool Power Tools:

See the new Festool 2012 price list that's effective March 1, 2012:

Download the new Festool price list as a PDF:

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: 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 Kids ". 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!

Woodworking Tool Catalog


Our February 2012 Woodworking Catalog is now available to browse online!


Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel
wood finishing

Wet Sanding

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 effort.

Here are EIGHT tips that will help:

Ask the Staff

Question:   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 at all. Can you point me in the right direction as to what's the best blade you sell for this job?

E-mail us 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 show, 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, The Highland Woodworker , which will take you behind the scenes with woodworking legend Roy Underhill. 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:

SUPER DEAL on a Fein Variable Speed Turbo Vac
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 Bandsaw Blades

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 more info:

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.

SALE on Hofmann & Hammer Workbenches

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
only $299.99

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 info:

NEW Auriou/Chris Pye 7-pc Carving Tool Set

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 info:

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 Protractor

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.

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.

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 3/31/2012.

CLICK HERE for more info

Highland Woodworking Gift Certificates

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

Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER

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

Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:

CLICK HERE to watch a video tour of the Wood Slicer:

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