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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Variable Router Jig

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Variable Router Jig

End the hassle of sloppy, shop-made router jigs with the Woodpeckers Variable Router Jig, their latest OneTime Tool. You'll use Woodpeckers new Variable Router Jig over and over again thanks to its adjustment range to a near infinite number of sizes.

Last Day to Order is 12/18/17

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Poll: Woodworking Gifts for the Holidays
December 2017 Book Specials
Mary May Interview
Tool Review: Stocking Stuffers
Book Review: From Truth to Tools
Project Making with Saltcedar Logs
Blog: HW Featured in Atlanta INTOWN
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Odorless Mineral Spirits
New Winter Catalog
Video: Hock Kitchen Knife Kit

The Highland Woodworker

Watch the FINAL episode of
The Highland Woodworker
Record Power 12-Piece Carving Chisel Set with Quickstart Guide and DVD

Save $40 on the
Record Power 12-Piece Carving Chisel Set

The perfect holiday gift and for a limited time save $40 on Record Power's exceptional 12-piece Carving Tool Set that comes with a Quickstart Guide plus a one-hour instructional DVD.

Order now while
LIMITED sale quantity lasts

Rikon 14 inch Deluxe Bandsaw 10-326

Rikon 14 inch Deluxe Bandsaw 10-326

An excellent value, the Rikon 10-326 14" bandsaw offers 13" resaw capacity, a powerful 1-3/4 HP motor and tool-less blade guide adjustments.

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Tormek T-8
Sharpening System
Special Offer

Save when you buy a Tormek T-8 Sharpener with a Hand Tool Kit until the end of the year! Get a Hand tool kit for 50% off regular price when purchased with a T-8 Sharpener.

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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Dual Miter Scribing Gauge

Save $691 on a Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench

This special limited time package deal offer includes the Sjƶbergs Elite 2000 Workbench with deluxe 6-drawer cabinet, plus an accessory kit that includes an adjustable bench holdfast, a set of cork jaw liners, and an all-purpose anvil for metal working at your bench.


Flexcut Carving Tools

Buy Flexcut
Carving Tools
Get Cash Back!

For a limited time, buy any Flexcut products totaling $50 or more and get $5 cash back. ($100 or more, get $10 back.)

Click here for the
rebate form

Class: Chip Carving

Featured Class:
Introduction to Chip Carving
January 7th, 2018

Chip carving is a form of relief carving in which the carver removes precise chips from the surface of the wood with a small extremely sharp knife. The instructor will demonstrate various types of cuts including cutting triangles, canoe shaped chips, and rosettes patterns. Then each student will practice by chip carving on practice boards.

Click here to sign up

Upcoming Woodworking Classes in our Atlanta Store

12/5 Hand Tool Sharpening
12/6 Coloring Wood
12/12 Using Hand Planes
12/13 Finishing the Finish
12/14 Milling and Jointing Lumber
12/17 Turn a Peppermill
12/18 Intro to Pen Turning
12/20 Taming the Skew
12/21 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
12/30 Beginning Character Carving
1/7 Intro to Chip Carving
1/9 Hand Tool Sharpening
1/10 Sharpening for Turners
1/11 Milling and Jointing Lumber
1/13 Beginning Turning
1/14 Basic Bowl Turning
1/17 French Polish Workshop
1/21 Bandsaw Basics
1/22-25 Cabinetmaking Basics

Festool Roadshow Coming to Highland Woodworking
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

On Thursday, December 7th from 10am-2pm, representatives from Festool USA will be at Highland Woodworking in their giant Festool big rig, demonstrating the latest Festool power tools and answering your questions. Free lunch provided!

Read about last year's event

Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Barry Hock's 340 square foot garage workshop located in Oviedo, FL.

View Barry's Shop


Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing several woodworking model projects made by David Turner, a member of Mens Shed in Canberra, Australia.

View David's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing wood carving projects made by Joseph Butler, who found his way into carving when his retirement came earlier than he was expecting.

View Joseph's Carvings
Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

Steve continues discussing his barn build with roof installation, gives a quick product review of the Dust Collection Bag for Festool Sanders, and gets ready for the busy, holiday woodworking season.

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Finishing Tip:
Odorless Mineral Spirits

Alan discusses how he recently picked up a can of "odorless mineral spirits" and explains the differences between odorless and regular mineral spirits.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares a tip on how he cleans and stores funnels and containers used with wood finishes, as well as a money-saving tip on how he is able to read online publications without having to pay extra for wifi.

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Poll: Woodworking Gifts for the Holidays

Jim Randolph asks: "What Woodworking-Related Gifts Do You Get for the Holidays?"

Answer the poll


From Weed to Wood: Producing Finished Products with
Saltcedar Logs

Saltcedar is an invasive species which has negatively affected the ecology of the desert Southwest. However, it has a wood which is hard and strong with a rich red color. In this article I discuss the origin of the wood and how I used it to make a box.

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Tool Review: Woodworking
Stocking Stuffers

Jeff Fleisher reviews a variety of handy tools that make great stocking stuffers and small gifts for the holidays!

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Interview with
Author, Gary Rogowski

Highland class instructor, Jim Dillon, recently interviewed Gary Rogowski, author of Handmade - Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction.

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Book Review:
From Truths to Tools

Every now and then comes a book that squeezes a lot of informative material into a highly readable and fun package. Jim Tolpin and George Walker's latest effort From Truth to Tools is just such a book. This is a fun read that's easy on the mind and informative at the same time.

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Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit Makes a Great Gift!

A great gift item for any level of woodworker and non-woodworker. Spoon carving is an easy craft for beginners to start successfully, and once you get started, the possibilities are endless!

Read a review article on the Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit

Click here to purchase the Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit

Mary May Interview

Interview with Woodcarver, Mary May

After just releasing her first book, Carving the Acanthus Leaf, and teaching a woodcarving class here at Highland, we sat down with carving extraordinaire, Mary May, to find out more about her carving career.

Click here to read
the interview

Hock Kitchen Knife Project Series

Video: Hock Kitchen Knife Kit Project Series

In this video project series, Morton shows the step by step process of making the Hock Kitchen Knife Kit.

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

Click here to watch

Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel
Book Specials

Save 33% on these titles
through 12/31/17


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Tried my new Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade today. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found you on YouTube, otherwise I knew nothing about you. What a hidden gem these blades are. Thanks, Ron S

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Wood Slicer now!


SALE on Bessey
Pair of Clamps

ON SALE while
supplies last

NEW Carving the Acanthus Leaf
by Mary May

Click here
for more info

Wooden Model Kits

Great Gift Idea!

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Click here
for more info

Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!


Thinking of getting a SawStop for your workshop?

Your fingers are worth it!

Large European Workbench with FREE set of 4
Narex Chisels

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for more info

NEW SuperMax
16-32 Drum Sander
with Stand

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for more info

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit

SAVE $50 for a Limited Time

Tormek T-4 Bushcraft Limited Edition

Save $119 while limited supply lasts

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