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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Dual Miter Scribing Gauge

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Dual Miter Scribing Gauge

Miter Joints — So Simple Yet So Hard To Do. Even experienced woodworkers struggle to make perfect miters every time. Missing the mark on the first, second or third try wastes time and valuable stock. Woodpeckers new Dual Miter Scribing Gauge is a simple yet effective tool to accurately mark miter cuts and set up the table or miter saw with spot on precision.

Last day to order is
September 25th, 2017!

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Poll: PVA Glue Cleanup
September/October 2017 Book Specials
Book Review: Hand Tools
Ask the Staff: Crib Finish
My First Dovetails
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
The Madcap Woodwright
Tool Review: Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Repairs
Video: Wood Slicer

The Highland Woodworker

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Tormek Bushcraft Edition

Tormek T-4
Bushcraft Limited Edition

Get unsurpassed quality, versatility, edge positioning accuracy and repeatability when grinding, sharpening and honing just about every tool in your shop and home.

While supplies last, get a free SVM-45 Knife Jig, an SVA-170 Axe Jig and a Mora Kansbol Knife! with your Tormek T-4 for only $425!

Limited Edition - Save $93!

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.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes
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
9/25-28 Cabinetmaking Basics
9/30 Understanding Drawknives and Spokeshaves
10/4 Taming the Skew
10/7 Spray Finishing
10/11 Finishing the Finish
10/16 Using Hand Planes
10/18-21 Build a 3-Legged Green Stool
10/22 Table Saw Basics
10/24 Hand Tool Sharpening
10/26 Intro to Pen Turning
10/28 Basic Bowl Turning
10/28 Finishing 101
10/29 Beginning Turning

The Madcap Woodwright
Old Iron

The MadCap Woodwright discusses his love of old vintage woodworking machines and how he is anxiously waiting the arrival of a 1909 Crescent Machine Co. 12" jointer.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Brian Boyer's 17x20 foot garage workshop located in Southeast Michigan.

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Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing several woodworking projects made by Frank Rotondo, who has had an interest in woodworking since his long ago junior high woodworking class.

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Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing wood carving projects made by George Blackman, who quickly learned that art is a tough way to raise a family once he graduated High School.

View George's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

Steve discusses his finished and unfinished summer projects, shares how he made his "post hole drilling attachment", brings up several recent torts in the woodworking world, and reviews the Festool SYSROCK Worksite Radio .

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Finishing Tip:
Finishing Repairs

Alan explains two different ways he learned to repair and fill a wooden void when finishing a piece.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

Jim shares a tip on making a handy sandpaper tote so you don't have to walk back and forth to your sandpaper supply. He also has a money-saving tip on hooking up your dehumidifier to a drain so you're not constantly having to empty it out.

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Poll: PVA Glue Cleanup

Jim Randolph asks: "How do you handle PVA glue squeezeout cleanup?"

Answer the poll


Tool Review:
Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade

The Wood Slicer is one of our most popular woodworking products and this month, Jeff describes and demonstrates just why the Wood Slicer has been rated as "Best All-Round Performer" by Fine Woodworking Magzine.

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Hand Tools - Their Ways And Workings

Book Review:
Hand Tools - Their Ways And Workings

Norm Reid reviews Aldren A. Watson's Hand Tools - Their Ways And Workings , a venerable tome that describes dozens of hand tools and their chief variations, how to select the best, set them up and put them to work.

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Crib Finish

Ask the Staff:
Crib Finish

Question: I'm working on a baby crib and I was told to use water based stains and lacquer. I was wondering if an alcohol based stain could work as well? Is it safe for the baby or could it be toxic?

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Blog: My First Dovetails

A woodworker's first dovetail joint is something to keep in the memory box. Recently, Molly Bagby made her first dovetail joint during her time at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and described her dovetail adventure on the Highland blog.

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Great Tools and Deals for Your Workshop

Video: Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade

Morton tries out the Highland Woodworking Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade on three different sized bandsaws - watch the Wood Slicer Resaw Blade in action and see how it works!

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

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Taunton Press

Taunton Press
Book Specials

Save 30% on these titles through 10/31/17

European Workbench

European Workbench with FREE Set of
4 Narex Chisels

A well-made workbench is essential for any woodworker who wants to succeed using traditional hand tools. This fine workbench features an ample-sized top made of solid European beech, yet still occupies a compact footprint in your shop.

Save up to $29.99
while supplies last!

Free Accessories with Mirka's Tools of Summer

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 9/29/17


Lie-Nielsen Hand Tools

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Woodworking Tool Kit for Kids

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Fisch HSS Double Flute Brad Point Drill Bit

Recommended by
Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

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Mortise & Tenon Magazine

Issue 2 Now Available!

The Chairmaker's Workshop
by Drew Langsner

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Green Woodworking
by Drew Langsner

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The Anarchist's
Tool Chest

by Chris Schwarz

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Flip Through
Our New Fall Catalog

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Festool Power Tools

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Clearance Sale

Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

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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

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Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Elipse P100
Dust Mask

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