Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 131, July 2016 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
Chris Bagby

For decades our monthly Wood News publication has been a fun way for us to share interesting woodworking articles, tips and techniques with our customers, with the constant goal of helping you become a better woodworker. Many of the articles we publish are written by customers like you. If you're interested, I invite you to submit an article about a woodworking technique, a review of a tool that you like, photos of projects you've built, or a photo tour of your workshop. If your submittal is accepted for publication, we will compensate you with a store credit that you can use towards purchase of our tools! Thank you for reading Wood News Online!

-Chris Bagby, Highland Woodworking owner

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Paul Sellers - Essential Woodworking Hand Tools - Book and DVDs

Essential Woodworking
Hand Tools Book and DVDs
by Paul Sellers

With this book, Paul Sellers wants to pass on not just his knowledge of hand tools but his enjoyment of them too. This book is intended as an important link that will help you to make good choices in purchasing, sharpening, and beginning to use the tools that you need to build things from wood.

Purchase Essential Woodworking Hand Tools
Inside This Issue

Show Us Your Shop
The Best of The Down to Earth Woodworker
Summer 2016 Book Specials
Review: Essential Woodworking Hand Tools
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Carving
Tool Review: David Barron Dovetail Guide
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Safety Tip: Bandsaw Blades
Project: Hall Table Part 3 - Finish
Video: Kell Honing Guide
Blog: Woodworking Reading Lists
Festool Heaven
Metric Shop Conversion
Poll: Workshop Allergy Precautions

The Highland Woodworker

Preview the newest episode of
The Highland Woodworker
Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

Tormek T-8
Sharpening System

Tormek's new T8 sharpener has a completely re-designed housing built on a zinc die cast frame. The zinc alloy casting provides greater precision, rigidity and resistance to rust and corrosion than a stamped steel frame. With the supports for the Universal Support bar fully cast into the cabinet housing, play for Universal Support is kept to an absolute minimum and ensures precise sharpening results. Get a lifetime of trouble free use.

Tormek T-8 - Find out more!
The Down to Earth Woodworker

Best of The Down to Earth Woodworker

Steve Johnson's column, "The Down to Earth Woodworker," has been one of our most popular features in Wood News for the last 6 years. This month Steve is taking a hiatus from his regular column and wanted us to share his "Best of" woodworking articles and videos.

Read the Best of
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Metric Shop Conversion

Converting Your Workshop
to Metric

Jeff Fleisher has been woodworking for over 25 years and has gotten very comfortable with using a ruler. But recently, he decided to switch his shop to a metric measurement system and it has changed the way he works in the shop!

Metric Shop Conversion
Find out more!
Designing and Building Chairs with Jeff Miller

Class: Designing and
Building Chairs
with Jeff Miller
Nov. 5-6, 2016

We are very excited to host a weekend with noted chair builder Jeff Miller. Employing over 30 years of experience as a chair designer, cabinetmaker, author and instructor, Jeff will demonstrate the steps of designing and building a beautiful chair, considered by many to be the pinnacle of woodworking challenges. The techniques he will cover will also enrich your non-chair woodworking as well. Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend a weekend with a master woodworker who is also well known as a gifted teacher.

Designing and Building Chairs
with Jeff Miller - Sign Up!
Show Us Your Shop - Randy Cordle

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing the "minimalist" woodworking shop of Randy Cordle, who specializes in building musical instruments.

View More of Randy's Shop

Show Us Your Woodworking - Barry Hock

Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing the woodworking projects of Barry Hock, who enjoys making artistic wooden boxes after he retired from a 38 year career as a jewelry designer.

View More of Barry's
Woodworking Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring the wooden burl bowl carvings of Marty Derksema, who once saw signs for "burl wood" off an Oregon highway and has been carving bowls out of burls ever since!

View more of Marty's
Carving Projects
David Barron Dovetail Saw Guide Tool Review

Tool Review: David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

The David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide will improve your hand cut dovetails by helping you create dead-on square saw cuts. You can hand cut both your tails and pins and end up with a perfectly fit set of dovetails.

Read the Tool Review

Purchase the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide
Essential Woodworking Hand Tools - Paul Sellers

Book Review: Paul Seller's Essential Woodworking
Hand Tools

In his latest book, celebrated British woodworker Paul Sellers takes a different approach from many woodworking books. Rather than presenting projects or describing techniques, he directs his attention to the tools he regards as essential to woodworking.

Read the Book Review

Purchase Essential Woodworking Hand Tools
Bandsaw Blade Safety Tip

Safety Tip: Bandsaw Blades

James Yarbrough shares his helpful tip and signage that he uses to alert shop visitors (and remind himself) about bandsaw blade safety.

Read the Bandsaw Blade
Safety Tip

Visit Highland Woodworking's
Safety Archive
Poll: Allergy Precautions in Workshop

Poll: Allergy Precautions
in the Workshop

In this month's poll, Jim Randolph asks "Do you have allergies, COPD or other conditions that require you to take extra precautions with dust in your shop?"

Answer the poll
Tips from Sticks in the Mud

Tips from Sticks in the Mud

This month Jim has a tip on storing tissues in your shop so they don't collect dust, as well as a money saving tip on getting a tarp condensed to its original storage size.

Read this month's
Woodworking Tips
Hall Table Project

Project Idea: Building a Hall Table, Part 3 - Finishing

In Part 3 of this 3-part Hall Table project series, Forrest Bonner finishes up the installation of the drawers and drawer pulls, and adds finish to the hall table.

Read Part 3 - Finishing
Blog: Woodworking Reading List

2016 Summer Woodworking Reading Lists

Just like in school, our bloggers have prepared their own must-read Summer Woodworking Reading Lists filled with both new and old woodworking titles that are sure to inspire you to get into your shop!

Find out what's on our Summer Woodworking Reading Lists!
Instructional Videos and Demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel!

Kell Honing Guide

Kell Honing Guide

Sharpening chisels and plane blades is a necessary part of maintaining a workshop. A honing guide can make the process simple and repeatable. Matt Cremona gives an overview of the No. 1 and No. 2 Kell Honing Guides, then puts them to the test making a couple of dull chisels razor sharp.

Watch the video and find out more!

Festool Heaven

Our most recent issue of Festool Heaven, Highland's new Festool online newsletter, features the new Festool VAC SYS, a Domino comparison featuring the Festool DF500 and the Festool XL DF 700, as well as a comparison of the different vacuums offered by Festool.

We invite you to submit an article for a future issue about how having Festool in your shop has impacted your woodworking.

Read Issue #2 of Festool Heaven


Fox Chapel Summer Book Specials

Save 33% on these 4 titles
through August 31, 2016


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Just got my Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade, put it on my Rikon Bandsaw and wow!!! I have had a bandsaw in my shop for about 50 years and this is the first time I remember getting shavings and not saw dust. The blade does live up to its name. It is a wood slicer. — Bill

Get your own Wood Slicer now!

Krenov Foundation Professional Development Award

The Krenov Foundation is delighted to initiate a new award in 2016, for emerging professional woodworkers. The award is for $2500 to an emerging fine woodworking professional to assist them as an artist in residence or visiting scholar at a nationally recognized woodworking school or craft center. Applications for the award will be accepted until August 31, 2016.

Find out more and fill out your application by clicking here

Great Books and Tools for your Workshop
Woodpeckers OneTime Tool

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Bevel Gauge

Back by popular demand, the Woodpeckers Bevel Gauge is the newest Woodpeckers OneTime Tool, only available to order for a limited time! Precision Bevel Gauges have a beautiful, satin-finish, stainless spring steel blade. Internal blade lock mechanism parts are all stainless steel, and the anodized aluminum handle provides just the right "heft" and is extremely durable.

Last Day to Order is
July 18, 2016!

Fine Woodworking
Magazine Archive

This 2015 edition of this DVD archive contains every article published in the 250 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine over the past 40 years. Easily search and view an entire generation's worth of woodworking wisdom.

Just $49.99 while limited quantities last!

Universal Mobile Base

Find more space in your workshop by mounting some of your big tools onto these handy steel mobile bases. After moving a machine into position, you can lock it firmly in place by flipping the mobile base's two quick-action levers.

$20 OFF while limited quantities last!

Micro Jig GRR-Ripper Advanced GR-200 System

The Micro Jig GRR-Ripper lets you grip, hold and feed both sides of small workpieces, ripping strips as narrow as 1/4 inch (down to 1/8 inch with an optional leg). Grooved non-slip pads on the bottom of the jigs adjustable legs grab and hold your work securely.

Micro Jig GRR-Ripper - Keep your hands safe!


Browse our latest Woodworking Catalog online!

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Rikon Bandsaws

Get a Great Deal While Supplies Last

SawStop Professional Cabinet Tablesaw PCS

DON'T WAIT! Accidents happen

MicroJig Rebate

MicroJig MJ Splitter SteelPro Rebate
Find out more

Mortise & Tenon Magazine

A must-have for woodworkers!

Rikon 70-105 10 inch Mini Lathe

Affordable New Rikon 70-105
10 inch Mini Lathe

Festool CT SYS HEPA Systainer Dust Extractor

Small enough
to carry!

Tormek T-7 Sharpener

Tormek T-7 Sharpener

VIDEO: Learn more about the
T-7 Sharpener Sale

Buy a T-7: Only $599 while supplies last

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