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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Ultimate Doweling Jig

NEW Woodpeckers
OneTIME Tool
Ultimate Doweling Jig

You've no doubt seen newer-style doweling jigs and a variety of old Stanley's. They'd all fit the description of pretty basic and limited capabilities. Woodpeckers new Doweling Jig significantly broadens the scope of dowel joinery possibilities. Furthermore, it can be used for non-doweling chores like drilling precisely spaced and aligned rows of shelf pin holes.

Last Day to Order is August 29, 2016
Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
Women in Woodworking
Summer 2016 Book Specials
Book Review: Chairmaking and Design
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Carving
Review: Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Pet Stains
Safety Tip: Clear Floor
Tool Review: Veritas Dual Marking Gauge
Video: Tormek T-8 Sharpening System
Blog: Lie-Nielsen Open House
Rust Control in the Shop
Festool Heaven
Poll: Do You Ever Miss Your Shop?

The Highland Woodworker

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Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

NEW Tormek T-8
Sharpening System

The Tormek T-8 Water Cooled Sharpener (Tormek's brand new upgrade to their previous flagship model, the T-7) will let you sharpen practically everything in your shop and home. The T-8 uses a unique wet grinding stone that lets you restore your woodworking tool's edges quickly and precisely, without any risk of destroying the temper of the steel and then uses a leather wheel strop for honing them to a razor sharp edge.

Tormek T-8 - Find out more!
Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence

Tool Review: Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence

The Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence is built for precision, flexibility and ease of use. I was very pleased at how easy the system was to install and how smooth the fence glides over the mounting rail and table, yet firmly clamps into place. I now have a fence on my bandsaw that is as accurate as the one on my table saw. I can set it and cut, knowing I'm getting an accurate cut.

Read the Tool Review

Purchase the Kreg Precision Bandsaw Fence
Chairmaking and Design - Jeff Miller

Book Review: Jeff Miller's Chairmaking & Design

Clearly written and thoroughly illustrated with black and white images and drawings, in Chairmaking & Design , Jeff Miller takes you from basic chair design and simple construction through progressively more advanced models. By the end of the book, he has taught the principles of chairmaking that will allow you to construct nearly any style of chair you have in mind to build.

Read the Book Review

Purchase Chairmaking and Design
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, Jeff will demonstrate the steps of designing and building a beautiful chair, considered by many to be the pinnacle of woodworking challenges.

Designing and Building Chairs
with Jeff Miller - Sign Up!

More Upcoming Classes
8/13 Begin Character Carving
8/16 Hand Tool Sharpening
8/17 French Polish Workshop
8/20 Basic Bowl Turning
8/21 Turn a Peppermill
8/23 Intro to Pen Turning
8/25 Milling and Jointing Lumber
8/27-28 Antique Restoration
8/30 Hand Planes

Show Us Your Shop - Ty Crum

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing the garage shop of Ty Crum, a 14 year old woodworker who has recently started his own woodworking YouTube channel .

View More of Ty's Shop

Show Us Your Woodworking - Jon Lehman

Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing the woodworking projects of Jon Lehman, a woodworker who lives on 75 acres of wooded land and is always finding downed wood that he can salvage into his beautiful projects.

View More of Jon's
Woodworking Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring the carvings of Milton Florest, who started carving after picking up a chip carving book and then made the featured fireplace carving in this column.

View more of Milton's
Carving Projects
Veritas Dual Marking Gauge Tool Review

Tools You Should Buy First:
Veritas Dual Marking Gauge

New contributor, Justin Moon, discusses why the Veritas Dual Marking Gauge is one of the Top 5 tools you should have when you are starting out your tool collection.

Read the review
Women in Woodworking

Women in Woodworking:
Meet Andrea Cortés

This month Andrea interviews Andrea Cortés, a woman she recently met when taking a week-long woodworking course at The College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture program. In her native country of Colombia, manual labor is "unthinkable for a woman as a career", but she proved that wrong when she discovered her love and talent for woodworking.

Read Andrea's Journey in Woodworking
Shop Safety Tip

Safety Tip: Clear the Floor

Our Wood News reader, Ray, shares his helpful tip on making sure you have a floor clear of excess wood and debris when working in your shop.

Read the Clear Floor
Shop Safety Tip

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Safety Archive
Poll: Do You Ever Miss Your Shop?

Poll: Do You Ever
Miss Your Shop?

In this month's poll, Jim Randolph gets a little sentimental and asks "When it's days between visits to your shop, do you pass through, longingly, touching your active project(s) just to get a momentary thrill?"

Answer the poll
Tips from Sticks in the Mud

Tips from Sticks in the Mud

This month Jim has a tip on repurposing milk crates to use at step stools in your shop, as well as a money saving tip on reusing "abandoned" wood that you might find on the street.

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Woodworking Tips
How to Control Rust in your Woodworking Shop

How to Control Rust in your Woodworking Shop

The absolute best way to eliminate rust from the surfaces of machines and other tools in your shop is to stop it from ever really getting started in the first place. We'll show you some good ways to do that, as well as how to completely remove it once it's already formed.

Eliminate Rust in your Shop!
Lie-Nielsen 2016 Open House

Blog: Lie-Nielsen
2016 Open House

A few of us went up to Lie-Nielsen Toolworks in Warren, ME last month for their annual Open House. We got to go on a tour of their updated factory, sit in on several "tool talk" discussions, and much more.

Read more about our visit to
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
Instructional Videos and Demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel!

Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

Tormek T-8
Sharpening System

In this video product tour, Michael Morton gives an overview of the features of the T-8 Sharpening System and shows how the sharpening machine is used to sharpen a chisel.

Watch the video and find out more!

Removing Pet Stains Finishing Tip

Finishing Tip: Removing Pet Stains from Wooden Floors

One question that I am asked very often by my clients is how to remove pet stains from hardwood floors. The answer to this question is determined by variables in the flooring itself.

Find out Alan's tips on
Removing Pet Stains

Fox Chapel Summer Book Specials

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


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

I got my two Wood Slicer blades last week and put one on last night. I have a 15" bandsaw. I turned in my "guy card" and actually read all the how-to information you sent with the blades. Set everything up; marked my line, did my test cut, clamped a board to the table since my fence doesn't adjust and made three cuts on a 6-1/2" wide white oak board. Put them on the tablesaw top and could barely feel the difference in thickness. Smooth! Quiet! Heck, it really is everything you said! -Warren

Get your own Wood Slicer now!

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

Great Books and Tools for your Workshop
Earlex 6000 Series HVLP SprayPort

Earlex 6000
HVLP Professional SprayPort

The compact Earlex SprayPort 6000 turbine is driven by a 1200 watt motor, providing plenty of power that makes it ideal for the small professional shop or serious amateur woodworker. Equipped with the exceptional Pro-8 non-bleeder spray gun and super lightweight flexible HyperFlex™ HVLP hose, this system makes spray application a pleasure.

Price reduced!
Now just $499.99

Woodworking in Estonia

It's one of Roy Underhill’s three favorite woodworking books, but you can’t buy a copy of it for love or money. Translated into English without the author’s permission in the late 1960s, "Woodworking in Estonia" has been a cult classic ever since it first surfaced.

Newly available from Lost Art Press!

Mortise & Tenon Magazine

One of our most popular new magazines, Mortise & Tenon is an exciting new annual publication celebrating the preservation, research, and authentic recreation of historic furniture. Far more like a book than the term "magazine" would typically imply, Mortise & Tenon is the brainchild of professional furniture conservator Joshua Klein, who lives and works in mid-coast Maine.

A must-have for woodworkers!

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!


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

Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive 1975-2015

Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive 1975-2015

Just $49.99 while limited quantities last!


David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

EXCLUSIVELY sold at Highland Woodworking

Rikon 25-130H HSS Helical Head Portable Planer

SAVE $150

Festool CT SYS HEPA Systainer Dust Extractor

Small enough
to carry!

Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide

Honing Guide

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