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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Precision Framing Squares

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Precision Framing Squares

"Measure Twice and Cut Once" won't help if the framing square you are using to draw your lines isn't precise. Woodpeckers has created a large-sized precision framing square, specifically designed for tight tolerance woodworking.

Last day to order is 3/5/18

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Video: Rikon 14 inch Deluxe Bandsaw
Poll: Music in Woodworking Videos
Book Review: Making & Mastering
Wood Planes

Safety: Wear Glasses AND Goggles
Installing the Lake Erie Toolworks
Wood Vise Screw

Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Working with Manzanita Wood
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
All Kinds of Clamps
Flip Catalog

Before Prices Go Up

If there's a FESTOOL you've been thinking of adding to your shop, there's no better time than RIGHT NOW. Festool has announced a general price increase that goes into effect on March 1, 2018 but there's still time to place your order with us and make your purchase at 2017 prices.

Prices Increase 3/1/18


Save the Date: Highland's 40th Anniversary is on
April 28th, 2018

Come meet Woodwright's Shop host Roy Underhill, as well as Thomas Lie-Nielsen, Founder and CEO of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks. They'll be our special guests during our 40th Anniversary Celebration in Atlanta on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Roy will be giving FREE traditional woodworking demos all day long.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes in our Atlanta Store

2/7 Finishing the Finish
2/13 Using Hand Planes
2/22 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
2/24 Beginning Turning
2/26 Intro to Pen Turning
2/28 Taming the Skew
3/3 Beginning Character Carving
3/6-7 Build a Tool Storage Box
3/10 Milling and Jointing Lumber
3/11 Intro to Chip Carving
3/13 Table Saw Orientation
3/14 Sharpening for Turners
3/20 Hand Tool Sharpening
3/21 Coloring Wood
3/22 Intro to Pen Turning
3/24 Basic Bowl Turning
3/24 Finishing 101
3/25 Beginning Turning
3/27-28 Make a Wooden Mallet
3/31 Carve a Wooden Spoon

Class: Character Carving

Featured Class:
Beginning Character Carving
March 3, 2018

This beginner's class will jumpstart you on the skills needed to carve small 3-dimensional figurines. The instructor will guide you through a comprehensive, step-by-step focus for carving characters so you can successfully bring forth a figurine from a block of wood. Throughout the day you'll also pick up some tips on maintaining a honed edge on your tools.

Click here to sign up
Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Douglas Gillie's garage workshop located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

View Douglas' Shop


Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing several woodworking projects made by Phil Dail who got burnt out as an auto mechanic and switched to woodworking.

View Phil's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing an incredible eagle carving made by Robert Sellers, who first made a relief carving from a picture he took of migrating eagles by his home on the lake.

View Robert's Carvings

Installing the Lake Erie Toolworks Wood Vise Screw (With a Twist)

Though I've got a twin-screw vise and a single vise positioned as a tail vise, I decided I also wanted a leg vise on my workbench. Because I'm planning to make a few wood-bodied planes myself, I decided to add a similar leg vise to my workbench by combining Benchcrafted's Glide Leg Vise with the Crisscross Hardware and the Lake Erie Toolworks Wood Screw.

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Book Review: Making & Mastering Wood Planes
By David Finck

In this book, David Finck's careful, methodical discussion lays out everything you'll need to know and do to build and use your own wooden handplanes. Having built several wooden planes myself, I can state with confidence that any serious woodworker can follow Finck's lead and convert a block of wood - even a solid piece of firewood - into a handsome and well-functioning handplane with the help of this book.

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Woodworking with Manzanita

Working With
Manzanita Wood

This is a fun little tale about two very different people who came to form a woodworking studio known as The Burning Sanders. Through the mutual appreciation of a little known "shrub" known as manzanita, two completely different individuals made it their goal to showcase this hidden gem in the form of sculptures and objects made entirely from manzanita wood.

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Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve finishes up his barn build by adding carsiding to some of the walls. He also shares his review of the Festool HKC 55 EB Circular Saw and the FSK 420 Guide Rail.

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All Kinds of Clamps

This month, Alan veers a little bit away from Finishing and discusses Clamping and the wide variety of clamps that are out there to help you with glue-ups and other clamping needs.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares shares how his Festool Sanders and Dust Extractor have made his foyer painting project a breeze.

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Poll: Music in Woodworking Videos

With the popularity of woodworking YouTube channels and a wide array of videos you can find on practically any woodworking subject, Jim Randolph asks "If you could choose, would the woodworking videos you watch have music, or no?"

Answer the poll


Safety Tip: Wear Glasses and Goggles

This month, we're sharing a safety tip left as a comment on our YouTube channel in response to our How to Fold/Coil a Bandsaw Blade video.

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read the tip

Flip Through Our New Winter 2018 Catalog

Our new Winter 2018 woodworking tool catalog just went in the mail and should be arriving in mailboxes soon. Beginning with this issue, you can click on any product number in our online flip catalog to go straight to our web page for that item.

Click through our
latest catalog


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

I just received my order and wanted to give feedback. For the price, the Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blades are awesome! They exceeded my expectations. I also wanted to thank you for the prompt shipping to Hawai'i. We usually don't get the best service way out here. Mahalo nui, Tevita, a new repeat customer.

Get your own
Wood Slicer now!

Rikon 10326 Bandsaw

Video: Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw 10-326

The Rikon 14" Deluxe Bandsaw 10-326 is a great choice for all kinds of woodworkers. In this new video, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the features of the 10-326 and reviews setup and use of the bandsaw.

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

Click here to watch

Amana Tools clearance

Amana Router Bit Clearance

Order now while
LIMITED supplies last

Arbortech Ball Gouge

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for more info

Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear Carbide-Tipped Turning Tools

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for more info

SALE on Bessey
Pair of Clamps

ON SALE while
supplies last

Earlex 2-Stage HVLP SprayPort with Pro-8 Pressure Spray Gun

SAVE $150 while limited supply lasts


Bessey KliKlamp
Lever Clamp

SAVE 53% on
8-inch Pair

Leigh R9plus
Joinery System

SAVE $70 while
limited supply lasts

Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit

Click here
for more info

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand cut perfect dovetails

SuperMax 16-32
Drum Sander
with Stand

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for more info


Flex Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light

Illuminate your projects!

Rikon Bandsaws

Several Models

Festool Power Tools

FREE Ground Shipping on FESTOOL machines!

Thinking of getting a SawStop for your workshop?

Your fingers are worth it!

Clearance Sale

Highland Woodworking
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Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Tel. 800-241-6748

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