Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 107, July 2014 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
Natural Edge Bowl Turning

Natural Edge Bowl Turning Class with Phil Colson July 29

This class will take the skills learned in Basic Bowl Turning and push them into making a natural edge bowl. You will cover achieving consistency in wall thickness, chucking and mounting your piece on the lathe. All tools and materials are included. You may bring your favorite turning tools if you like.

Natural Edge Bowl Turning Class, July 29
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.

Jul 12 Hand Cut Dovetails
Jul 13 Four Square Woodworking Milling and Jointing Lumber
Jul 15 Hand Tool Sharpening
Jul 16 Coloring Wood
Jul 17 Using Hand Planes
Jul 19-20 Introduction to Woodworking - Build a Footstool with Tony Suess
Jul 23 Sharpening for Turners
Jul 26 Beginning Turning
Jul 27 Basic Bowl Turning
Jul 29 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Jul 31 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
Aug 2-3 Antique Restoration
Aug 9 Introduction to Marquetry
Aug 16 Woodworking Basics - Build a Tool Storage Box
Aug 16 Finishing 101
Aug 17 Router Basics
Aug 27 French Polish Workshop
Aug 30 Beginning Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens

View Slideshows of Classes
Rikon Bandsaws and Planers

Bandsaws and Planers

10" Bandsaw 10-305
List $279.99   SALE $199.99
14" Bandsaw 10-325
List $999.99   SALE $799.99
14" Pro Bandsaw 10-351
List $1499.99   SALE $1299.99
16" Helical Thickness Planer 23-400H
List $2699.99   SALE $2299.99
12" Helical Planer-Jointer 25-200H
List $2799.99   SALE $2399.99

CLICK HERE for more info:

Knew Concept Saws

Our line of innovative premium saws now includes the Titanium Birdcage Fretsaw in 3 sizes, as well as a 6-1/2" Coping Saw along with the original extremely popular 5" and 8" premium aluminum fretsaws. Incredibly stiff and strong, all of these saws have featherweight balance for the utmost control.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Knew Concepts Fretsaw
CLICK HERE to see the Knew Concepts Fretsaw in action!

Show Us Your Woodworking!

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This month we are featuring the woodworking of Jim Mossoney who has created several different projects in his barn workshop.

CLICK HERE to see more of Jim's projects and workshop:
Show Us Your Wood Carving!

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This month we've got Pierre Vigneux, a longtime carver from Canada with his beautiful, equine-inspired carvings.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Pierre's woodcarvings:
Tips From
Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop

Sticks in the Mud Workshop Tips By Jim Randolph
Long Beach, MS

In this month's "Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop", Jim Randolph offers a tip on temporary and permanent label-making methods for the different storage areas in your shop. He also has a tip on creating a washer-storage system on a pegboard.

CLICK HERE to read this month's tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
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This month, William Douglas Lewis tells us about his Foot-Switch that he created to conveniently power-off his router table and drill press.

CLICK HERE to read his Tip:
Ask the Staff

Question:   I would like to know if they still make Radial Arm Saws and if you can still buy them. My Dad used to have one, but he gave it away.

For more details and the answer, CLICK HERE:

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

wood finishing "3D Finish"

Chatoyancy is a word used by gemologists to describe the optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones like tigers eye and cats eye. This luminous or "3D" effect can also be seen in most highly figured woods such as satin wood, mahogany, maple and many others.

Here are EIGHT helpful tips to achieve this effect:
FREE SHIPPING on Leigh Jigs in lower 48 states

Leigh Jigs Our Leigh Dovetail Jigs and Frame Mortise and Tenon Jigs will turn your shop into a cabinet factory.

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Woodturning has become the fastest growing part of the woodworking community. To give it the attention it deserves, we now offer a free monthly online publication devoted entirely to woodturning.

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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 each one we accept and publish in Wood News Online , we will compensate the contributor. We pay $100 store credit for a 1000+ word article with photos, and $50 store credit for "Show Us" columns.

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

Check Out the Tools of the Trade:


Inside This Issue
Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood Book Review
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
Creating a Curly Maple Handle for a Custom Japanese Hammer Head
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Radial Arm Saws
Tool Review: Veritas Bench Hold Down
Make Your Own Saw Bench
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
FINISHING: 3D Finishing
SAFETY: Power-Off Foot-Switch

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 credit if we show your shop in a future issue.

Show Us Your Shop!

This month we are featuring the converted garage workshop of Pat Lemley in Salisbury, MD.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Pat's shop:
Lie-Nielsen and Tormek Giveaway
Deadline to enter is noon
on July 15, 2014

Our July Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month:
Bench Planes

Bench Planes

A question I hear from customers at many of our Lie-Nielsen shows regarding bench planes is: "Why are there so many different plane sizes and do/will I need ALL of them?" In this article, I'll talk about the range of bench planes, their sizes and purposes.

Read Lee Laird's blog post about Bench Planes and their different sizes:

Take a closer look at the Lie-Nielsen Bench Planes and
other Hand Tools:

Down to Earth Woodworker Banner

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

Of Wine & Table Saws (Not To Be Used Together!)

Mysterious Vanishing Clamps

The Internet Of Tools (Machinery & Tool Manufacturers Need To Embrace Technology)

Some Products We Woodworkers Want (Entrepreneur Alert)

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve compares his SawStop purchase to a fine bottle of wine, tells the tale of the "missing clamps", ponders the many future technological possibilities in woodworking, and makes a list of practical wants and desires.

CLICK HERE to read more:
SawStop PCS Tablesaw Thinking of getting a SawStop
for your workshop?

Your fingers are worth it!
SawStop PCS Tablesaw
  In the U.S., a tablesaw
  accident happens

The Highland Woodworker Web TV Great New Summer Episode
  • Master Period Furniture Maker and author Glen Huey
  • Teenage Woodworking
    Wonder Kid Jalen Waggoner
  • Wood artist Scott Thompson's "HARD, HARD" High Boy project
  • Megan Fitzpatrick on preventing hand plane tearout

BOOK REVIEW: Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Shaping Wood,
by Lonnie Bird

woodworking tools By J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, VA

Lonnie Bird's excellent book is exactly what its title claims—an illustrated and encyclopedic guide to the many ways wood can be brought to the shape you need for your project. Thorough and comprehensive, Bird's treatment stands out for its clarity and the step by step photos that demonstrate each technique.

READ the rest of the review:

This Month on
The Highland Blog

"Hands" the Movies

For Father's Day, Terry Chapman just received "Hands" the DVD documentary collection of Traditional Irish Crafts and Lifestyles that emphasize the use of human hands rather than machine work.

CLICK HERE to read what Terry thought about the DVD collection:

CLICK HERE for how to purchase the DVD set:

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The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker: new revised ed. by Bob Lang

Bob Lang's The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money. Bob Lang offers practical, hands-on guidance for building traditional face-frame cabinets as well as constructing contemporary frameless Euro-style cabinets.

Foolproof Wood Finishing, Revised Edition

Foolproof Wood Finishing This is the essential guide for everyone who loves to build but hates to finish. Expert finishing instructor Teri Masaschi takes the mystery out of finishing, and helps you to avoid costly and frustrating mistakes. She shows how to choose, use, and apply the perfect finish in this revised edition of Foolproof Wood Finishing.
*Available to ship 7/14.

Order these books from us during July 2014 for 33% off list price.

Click here for more details and to LOOK INSIDE each of the books:

Save $30-$40 on
Triton Plunge Routers

Triton Router Sale Choose either 2 HP or 3-1/4 HP models of this extremely versatile plunge router, great for either hand-held use or extremely convenient performance in a router table.
2 HP - SALE $219.99
3-1/4 HP - SALE $249.99

Click the image below to watch the Triton 2 HP router in action.

Woodworking Tool Catalog

Our latest Woodworking Catalog is available to browse online!

CLICK to start flipping through it:
ITEMITEMITEM Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Deluxe Bevel Gauge

We are now accepting orders through
July 21, 2014 for the Woodpeckers Bevel Gauge, a OneTime Tool that will be produced in a single production run for delivery in November, 2014. Available in 2 sizes, this is seriously the best precision bevel gauge ever designed. Don't miss out.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Instantly access any article ever published in Fine Woodworking

Now for only $69.99

This new DVD archive contains every article in the 237 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 38 years. Easily search and view an entire generation's worth of woodworking wisdom. While supplies last, save $30 off the $99.95 list price.

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Woodcarving instruction with Chris Pye Woodcarving Instruction with Chris Pye

We are pleased to recommend an online woodcarving instruction taught by esteemed woodcarver Chris Pye.

CLICK HERE for how to sign up:

Curly Maple Handle

Creating a Curly Maple Handle for a Custom Japanese Hammer Head

By Lee Laird
Austin, TX

Lee Laird just got back from Japan where he found a hand-made Japanese hammer head. To make it into a beautiful hammer he decided to make a handle out of curly maple.

Find out how he made it here:
Make Your Own
Saw Bench

By Scott Stahl
Kankakee, Illinois

Whenever I am in a large home center store, I make it a point to go over the construction lumber racks looking for gold. I hit pay dirt on a recent trip in the form of an 8 foot long quartersawn Douglas Fir 4X4 in the cheap white wood stack. The Douglas Fir 4x4 was purchased with no purpose in mind at the time and sat around the garage waiting for a project to come along. It turns out that the right project is a saw bench.

CLICK HERE to read more:
Online Woodworking Forum and Contests

Highland Woodworking recently teamed up with the woodworking forum at Reddit.com (a community website and online forum for all sorts of topics) to sponsor one of their monthly build challenges. The winner, Riley Horne, won a Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade for his Table Saw/Router Table Storage Unit.

CLICK HERE to see more of the contest entries and learn about the Reddit Woodworking Forum

Veritas Bench Hold Down

veritas bench hold down By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, VA

The Veritas Bench Hold Down is a high quality clamping tool that provides an infinitely variable clamping force by just tightening the clamping knob.

CLICK HERE to see why you should have one on your bench:

FESTOOL Cooltainer Cooler Festool Cooltainer

Here's a special new limited edition Festool Systainer that's designed to keep things either hot or cold. The Cooltainer is lined with 1.25" thick foam inserts that will nicely insulate your lunch or favorite beverage. Available in limited quantities, while supplies last.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Premium Router Bits for CNC machines Premium Router Bits
for CNC machines

We offer several sets of Amana's new premium CNC router cutters that are ideal for use in CNC machines large and small.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Collins Coping Foot
for Jigsaws

Collins Coping Foot for Jigsaws The Collins Coping Foot enables you to use your handheld jigsaw to cope crown and other moldings with the accuracy of a handsaw but at the speed of a power tool. We now offer different versions of this accessory to fit many popular jigsaws. Recently added is a model that fits the new Festool Carvex jigsaws.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Save up to $200
Several models of our ever-popular European and German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Benchcrafted Vises Now Available from Highland

Benchcrafted Vises We are pleased to offer Benchcrafted vises, the finest workbench hardware made anywhere, along with detailed plans for building your own Roubo-style workbench.

See our Benchcrafted Vises:

Steel City Helical Planer
with Carbide Cutters

Only $499.99

Steel City's affordable 13" helical-style thickness planer now comes equipped with 26 CARBIDE CUTTERS for long-lasting edge retention.

CLICK HERE for more info:

HIGHLAND VIDEO: Product Tours and Demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel!

Check out the great product tour videos and demonstrations on our Youtube Channel . Our good friends Morton, Curtis, and Chris demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.

Click below to watch one of Morton's classic videos, all about how to fold/coil a Bandsaw Blade:

How-To Fold/Coil a
Bandsaw Blade

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

WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade I have owned 4 band saws since 1948. And none has been totally satisfactory for re-sawing, including my current Heavy Duty 17" floor model — until now. I recently saw your Wood Slicer Blade and warily bought ONE. I had been using a good solid 1" X 3T blade, which did OK but nothing special. I had some doubts about your narrower and thinner blade, but I was willing to try it. I did — on a Russian Olive limb. I could not believe the first cut!!! Effortless. Smooth. Straight. Perfect!!!! I have rarely acquired any tool that lived up to its hype this well. It is the best bandsaw blade I have ever used! I am well pleased. Thank you for this wonderful product.
— Rob Smith, Canon City, Colorado

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