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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Deluxe Trammel Set

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Deluxe Trammel Set

Accurately draw, scribe and gauge distances with confidence. Until now, trammel points or beam compasses were limited to scribing arcs or drawing circles beyond the capacity of a compass. They are handy tools but lacked precision and broader functionality. This tool takes the basic trammel concept to a level never seen before.

Last day to order is
August 14th, 2017!

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Poll: Furniture Edges
August 2017 Book/DVD Specials
Book Review: The Lost Carving
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Narex Bench Chisels
Thoughts on Sharpening
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Spar vs. Traditional Poly Varnish
Video: David Barron Dovetail Guide

The Highland Woodworker

Watch the new Summer episode of
The Highland Woodworker
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. Deadline to order is Sept. 29, 2017.

GET $200+ in FREE GOODS!


The Madcap Woodwright
Narex Chisels Tool Review

This month, The MadCap Woodwright reviews his new set of Narex Bench Chisels , which he has just added to his chisel collection.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes
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
9/6 Sharpening for Turners
9/9 Hand Cut Dovetails
9/9 Finishing 101
9/10 Bandsaw Basics
9/12 Table Saw Orientation
9/14 Milling and Jointing Lumber
9/16-17 Shaker Style Candle Box
9/20 French Polish Workshop
9/21 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
9/23 Beginning Turning
9/23-24 Antique Restoration
9/24 Basic Bowl Turning
9/25-28 Cabinetmaking Basics
9/30 Understanding Drawknives and Spokeshaves

Class: Build a Shaker Style Candle Box

Featured Class:
Build a Shaker Style Candle Box
September 16-17, 2017

In this two day class students will be instructed in the assembly of a shaker style candle box using hand cut half blind dovetails. In addition, each student will fit a bottom and lid, in the style of a beveled panel into a dado.

Click here to sign up
Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

This month we're sharing Trevor OBrion's 340 square foot garage workshop located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

View Trevor's Shop


Show Us Your Woodworking

This month we're sharing a variety of woodworking projects made by Ernest Pattillo, who has has always been interested in woodworking, and learned to make guitars while in the Navy.

View Ernest's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

This month we are featuring wood carving projects made by Farrell Eaves, who got into carving "as a result of getting older.".

View Farrell's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve discusses the effect that summer humidity has on tools (lots of rust), the "correct" tools for the job, and offers a handy tip on plane use.

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Finishing Tip:
Spar vs. Traditional Polyurethane Varnishes

This month, Alan discusses the benefits of using spar polyurethane varnish vs. traditional polyurethane based varnish.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares a tip on how he sands small spaces and a money-saving tip on how he collects dust for coloring glue and epoxy.

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Woodworking Poll

This month, Jim Randolph asks: "How Do You Like To Make Your Furniture Edges?"

Answer the poll


Thoughts on Sharpening

Last month Jeff reviewed the DMT Dia-Sharp Diamond Sharpening Plate and made the comment that there is a revolution going on in how we sharpen our hand tools. This month he expands on that statement and provides a glimpse on how he has evolved his own sharpening approach.

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The Lost Carving

Book Review:
The Lost Carving

This month, Norm Reid reviews David Esterly's The Lost Carving , a special book devoted to woodcarving, but which also tells the story of 17th century English woodcarver, Grinling Gibbons, and the book author's struggle in replacing a Gibbons panel that was lost to a tragic fire.

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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!

Blog: My First Day at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship

At Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine, Peter Korn and his staff teach a variety of woodworking classes for those who are just beginning to those who want to be completely immersed in the woodworking trade. Highland employee, Molly Bagby, just finished the 2 week Basic Woodworking course and has a lot to share about her experience.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop

Video: David Barron Dovetail Guide
Tool Review

The David Barron Dovetail Guide holds your dovetail handsaw in the correct orientation for cutting both the pins and tails, therefore leaving perfect mating surfaces for the joint. Morton shows off just how it works and shares some tips and tricks for using these guides successfully.

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

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Taunton Press

Fox Chapel
Book Specials

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

Earlex Sprayport

Workbench Sale

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

Save up to $200
while supplies last!


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed resawing with your 1/2" 105" Wood Slicer Resaw Blade . I resawed some 4" by 1-1/2" red oak and it was like a hot knife through butter. Thanks again for offering such a quality resaw blade at a reasonable price. -Garret W.

Get your own
Wood Slicer now!


Lie-Nielsen Hand Tools

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Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Issue 2 Now Available!

Narex Boxed 6-Piece Bench Chisel Set

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Knew Concepts Woodworker's Aluminum Fretsaw

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Festool Power Tools

FREE Ground Shipping on FESTOOL machines!

Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids

A Great Summer Activity!

Flip Through
Our Catalog

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Clearance Sale

Tormek T-8 Sharpening System

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Rikon 8 inch Professional Low Speed Bench Grinder

ON SALE - Save $20

Rikon Bandsaws

Several Models ON SALE!

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit

Upgrade your bandsaw!


SALE Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort

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

Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig

Click here for more info

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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