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Mirka Deros Promo

Free Accessories with Mirka's Tools of Summer

This Summer, when you purchase a Mirka DEROS 5" or 6" Random Orbit Sander, get two boxes of Mirka Abranet Ace abrasives and a Mirka yellow Systainer. To get your free goods, fill out and submit the online form at Mirka's website and submit proof of purchase. Forms must be submitted by Oct 31st, 2017.

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Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Poll: Are You a "Carpenter"?
July/August 2017 Book/DVD Specials
Book Review: Making Things Work
How I Use My Honing Guide Board
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: DMT Diamond Stone
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Plywood Edges and Glue
Video: SuperMax Drum Sander

The Highland Woodworker

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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Step Gauge Set

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Step Gauge Set

Step Gauges take the guesswork out of machine setup. Nothing beats a physical representation of a dimension when it comes to setting the height of a router bit or table saw blade. The same is true for setting your drill press for hole depth. Woodpeckers latest OneTIME Tools, Step Gauge RTS and Step Gauge DP are just the ticket to speedy, precision settings.

Last day to order is July 31, 2017!


Blog: How I Use My
Honing Guide Board

In a previous blog, Lee wrote about updating a honing guide board so it would work with his Lie-Nielsen Honing Guide. In this article, Lee provides his tips on how to use the Honing Guide and the Honing Guide Board for repeatable sharpening and honing.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes
7/12 French Polish Workshop
7/15 Beginning Turning
7/16 Turn a Peppermill
7/18 Basic Bowl Turning
7/22 Intro to Marquetry
7/22 Finishing 101
7/23 Bandsaw Basics
7/25 Using Hand Planes
7/27 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
7/29 Build a Tool Storage Box
7/30 Table Saw Basics
8/5-6 Build a Workbench
8/9 Coloring Wood
8/12 Beginning Character Carving
8/15 Intro to Pen Turning
8/16 Taming the Skew
8/19 Basic Bowl Turning
8/20 Beginning Turning
8/22-23 Build a Bookcase
8/26 Carve a Wooden Spoon
8/27 Router Basics
8/29 Hand Tool Sharpening
8/31 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

Class: Build a Workbench

Featured Class:
Build a Workbench
August 5-6, 2017

In this intensive class, you will construct your own workbench that will be ready to take home and put to work building a lifetime's worth of projects. The completed bench, built of Southern Yellow Pine, will be 6 feet long, slightly under 2 feet wide, and as tall as your wrist when you stand relaxed.

Click here to sign up
Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Mark and Rachel Mysliborski's 750 square foot barn Wood Shop located in East Marion, New York.

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Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing a variety of woodworking projects made by Gary Assarian, who has been woodworking for 15 years.

View Gary's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Rick Stiver, who first started carving during his Boy Scout days.

View Rick's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve discusses the fun summer side projects he has been working on when he isn't having to concentrate so hard on his regular woodworking priorities.

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Finishing Tip:
Plywood Edges and Glue

This month, Alan discusses plywood edges and the best way to finish them if you choose to use plywood in your project.

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Woodworking Poll

This month, Jim Randolph asks: "How Do You Feel When Non-Woodworkers Call You a Carpenter?"

Answer the poll

Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares his money-saving tips on the convenience of having a portable air tank in your workshop.

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making things work

Book Review:
Making Things Work

In this book's pages, accomplished cabinetmaker and author Nancy Hiller describes not only the pieces she's built but more than that, the business of operating a mostly one-woman woodshop.

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Tool Review:
DMT Dia-Sharp
Diamond Stone

This month, Jeff reviews the DMT Dia-Sharp Diamond Stone, a unique sharpening stone that is changing the way we think when it comes to sharpening chisel and plane blades.

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Krenov 2017 Professional Development Award

The Krenov Foundation is delighted to continue this award for 2017 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.

Apply by 8/31/17!

Video: SuperMax Drum Sander Tool Review

Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker, takes a closer look at the capabilities, setup and details of his new SuperMax Drum Sander, his 'sanding dream machine'.

Check out other product tour videos and demos on our YouTube Channel.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop
Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - TruSquare

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - TruSquare

The ultimate layout and machine setup tool, Woodpeckers new TruSquare is unlike any tool you’ve ever seen. It is a combination square, a speed square, bevel gauge, depth and height gauge, center finder, thickness gauge and more. Oh yeah, it’s also a square!

Last Day to Order is
July 24, 2017!

Taunton Press

Fox Chapel
Book Specials

SAVE 33% on these titles through August 31st, 2017

Earlex Sprayport

SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP 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. This system makes spray application a pleasure.

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


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Just wanted you to know that I have recently installed the Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade and it is amazing. It cuts wood like butter. I have already recommended this blade to a fellow woodworker. Thanks, Patrick W.

Get your own
Wood Slicer now!


Festool Power Tools

FREE Ground Shipping on FESTOOL machines!

Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids

A Great Summer Activity!

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Our Catalog

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Clearance Sale

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

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David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand saw perfect dovetails

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

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Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Issue 2 Now Available!

Rikon Bandsaws

Several Models ON SALE!

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit

Upgrade your bandsaw!


Lie-Nielsen Low-Angle Adjustable-Mouth Block Plane 60-1/2

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Lie-Nielsen No. 7
Jointer Plane

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Lie-Nielsen Tapered Saws

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More Lie-Nielsen Tools

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