Wood News Online, No. 139, March 2017 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News

Now's the Best Time Ever to Buy a SawStop!

Purchase any model SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw during March or April, 2017 and receive a $199 accessory FOR FREE as a factory rebate! Choose either the SawStop PCS integrated mobile base or the overarm mount for the dust collector.

Inside This Issue

Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Book Review: Making Wood Tools
March/April 2017 Book/DVD Specials
The Madcap Woodwright
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Caliper Comparison
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Color Triangle
Video: SawStop Promotion
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon, Issue 2
Poll: Cost of Selling Tools

The Highland Woodworker

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Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

"I had to tell the good folks at Highland that the Wood Slicer bandsaw blade is absolutely the best resaw blade I've ever used. I have a small saw, can only resaw abt 6.5" and my saw usually struggles to get through a guitar body size piece of figured maple, but not with this blade. It's super sharp with that nice thin kerf. Makes it the best blade ever!" -Johnny from O'Kane Guitars

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madcap woodwright

The Madcap Woodwright

In this month's column, The Madcap Woodwright takes us on a tour of his tiny workshop and explains how he has made it into his "happy place." He also continues his Roubo Bench Build.

Take a tour of his shop

Upcoming Woodworking Classes
3/9 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
3/11 Hand Cut Dovetails
3/12 Table Saw Basics
3/15 Taming of the Skew
3/18 Beginning Turning
3/21 Hand Tool Sharpening
3/25 Finishing 101
3/28 Hand Planes
3/29 Coloring Wood
4/1 Build a Tool Storage Box
4/2 Bandsaw Basics
4/5 Basic Bowl Turning
4/6 Milling & Jointing Lumber
4/8 Turn a Peppermill
4/8 Spray Finishing
4/9 Intro to Pen Turning
4/12 Finishing the Finish
4/15 Carve a Wooden Spoon
4/18-19 Build a Bookcase
4/20 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
4/26 Sharpening for Turners
4/29-30 Antique Restoration
4/30 Basic Bowl Turning

Class: Turn a Pepermill

Featured Class:
Turn a Peppermill
with Hal Simmons
Apr. 8, 2017

Now, you can learn how to make your own peppermill on the lathe. We will begin by teaching you the basic concepts of woodturning, including lathe safety, project design and tool selection. Then we will show you how to turn your own 6" pepper grinder.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Scott Wilson's back yard shop, which was originally 2 buildings that he converted into one large workshop.

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Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing woodworking projects made by John Felten, who recently discovered marquetry and enjoys incorporating it into his projects.

View John's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Jeremy Sevey, which were submitted by his father, Jim. Jeremy is currently a Lieutenant in the US Navy who enjoys carving while working on the ship.

View Jeremy's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve Johnson follows up on his completed bathroom vanity project, discusses a reader submitted idea for reusing scrap wood, and talks trash - woodworking trash...

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Finishing Tip:
Color Triangle

This month, Alan discusses the "color triangle" he uses when it comes to matching finishes of new wood to an existing piece.

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Tool Review:
Caliper Comparison

This month, Jeff changes up his review process and does a comparison review of 2 of our most popular selling calipers, the 6 inch Fractional Dial Caliper and the 6 inch Fractional Digital Caliper .

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares a tip on how he prevents his electronics from getting ruined by leaky batteries, as well as a money-saving tip on how he makes use of "free" twist ties in his workshop.

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Blog: Making a Picnic Table for My Grandchildren

Jim Randolph recently made a picnic table for his grandchildren, Sarah and Charlie, but when a few more grandchildren came along, he wanted to build them another picnic table that differed from the original design.

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Video: Free Sawstop Overarm Dust Collection or Mobile Base

Purchase a Sawstop Professional Cabinet Saw PCS at Highland Woodworking and get a free overarm dust collection or integrated mobile base. Sawstop rarely offers a sale or discount, so this is a good time to take advantage of a deal!

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Poll: Selling Tools (continued)

In a continuation of last month's poll , Jim Randolph asks: "How much money do you expect to get from selling the tools you no longer use/need?"

Answer the poll

Making Wood Tools

Book Review:
Making Wood Tools
with John Wilson

This month, Norm Reid reviews Making Wood Tools with John Wilson , which after reading he believes is "a good investment for any woodworker who wants to build his or her own tools..."

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture

With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture

Representing a decade of work by an international team, this book is the first English translation of the 18th-century masterpiece:
l´art du Menuisier by André-Jacob Roubo. This is Lost Art Press' second volume of Roubo's writing and covers woodworking tools, the workshop, joinery and building furniture.

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Fox Chapel Book Specials

Fox Chapel
Book Specials

SAVE 33% on these titles through April 30th, 2017

Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine
Issue 2

After reviewing both issues, book reviewer, Norm Reid says Mortise & Tenon, Issue 2 is even better than the first, full of a fascinating mix of articles on a wide range of topics that are sure to interest most woodworkers.

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the review

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AngleSquare MultiTool

OneTime Tool
AngleSquare MultiTool

In one simple tool, the Woodpeckers AngleSquare combines the features of a framing square, tri-square, T-Square and more. Made with first quality materials and state of the art manufacturing methods, this tool delivers a fantastic performance.

Last day to order is
March 13th, 2017


Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

Only $199.99

Rikon Bandsaws

Get a Great Deal While Supplies Last

SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort

Only $299.99, Save $150 while limited supply lasts!

Clearance Sale

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Record Power 12-Piece
Carving Chisel Set
w/ DVD

For Woodworkers of
ALL Levels

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand saw perfect dovetails

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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SawStop Professional Cabinet Tablesaw PCS

Accidents happen

Hofmann and Hammer Large German Workbench

Save $300

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit for Rikon 10-324 and 10-325 Bandsaws

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Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

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Lie-Nielsen Tools

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Blue Spruce Hand Tools

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Sterling Roubo Curves

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Shenandoah Tool Works
Mallets and Awls

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