Wood News Online, No. 151, March 2018 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
SawStop PCS

Now's the Best Time Ever to Buy a SawStop!

Purchase any model SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw during March or April, 2018 and receive a $199 accessory FOR FREE as a factory rebate! Choose either the SawStop PCS integrated mobile base or the overarm mount for the dust collector.


Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Video: SawStop Upgrade
Poll: Heating Your Shop
Book Review: The Woodwright's Shop
Should Old Tools Be Replated?
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Arbortech Ball Gouge
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Four Wood Finishes In One
Flip Catalog

The Highland Woodworker


The Highland Woodworker returns April 2018

Nick Offerman to Attend Highland Woodworking
40th Anniversary
April 28th, 2018

Nick Offerman is the latest addition to our big 40th Anniversary celebration along with Woodwright's Shop host Roy Underhill, and 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. This is an event not to be missed!

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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Clamp Support System 24

The CSS 24 is the next best thing to having an extra pair of hands at glue-up time. The system positions your clamps to optimize clamp pressure across panels or put clamp pressure just where you want it, as in raised panel door glue-ups.

Last day to order is 4/2/18

Leigh B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig

NEW Leigh B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig

Leigh's B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig offers a simple way to quickly make perfect half-inch and 3/4-inch box joints using either a handheld router or a router mounted in a router table. The jig is excellent for making boxes, drawers and benches.

Click here for more info

SawStop Router Table

NEW SawStop
Router Tables

We are now stocking the exciting new line of SawStop Router Tables. Quantity on hand is limited, and ordering must be done via phone or at our store.

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Mortise & Tenon Magazine
Issue 4

Now a bi-annual publication, Issue 4 of Mortise & Tenon Magazine is full of articles and detailed photos dedicated to the craft of hand tool woodworking, and much more!

Pre-Order Issue 4 Now for
Shipment in Late March!

Upcoming Woodworking Classes in our Atlanta Store

3/10 Milling and Jointing Lumber
3/11 Intro to Chip Carving
3/13 Table Saw Orientation
3/14 Sharpening for Turners
3/21 Coloring Wood
3/22 Intro to Pen Turning
3/24 Finishing 101
3/25 Beginning Turning
3/27-28 Make a Wooden Mallet
3/31 Carve a Wooden Spoon
4/2-6 Marquetry Immersion
4/7 Hand Cut Dovetails
4/8 Whittle a Swedish Dala Horse
4/10 Using Hand Planes
4/11 Turn a Screwdriver
4/12 Basic Bowl Turning
4/14 Build a Krenov-style Plane
4/14 Spray Finishing
4/15 Bandsaw Basics
4/17 Hand Tool Sharpening
4/18 Taming of the Skew

Class: Make a Wooden Mallet

Featured Class:
Make A Wooden Mallet
March 27-28, 2018

In this class, using a combination of hand tools and power tools, you'll create a wooden mallet with a tapered, sliding wedge handle. Students will produce a sturdy joint that will stay tight without the need for glue. You'll learn about mortise and tenon joinery, the efficient use of power tools for removing material quickly, and the use of hand tools (chisels and spokeshaves) for paring down to your layout lines.

Click here to sign up

Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Carter Choate's detached 12' x 27' workshop located in Tifton, GA.

View Carter's Shop


Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing several woodworking projects made by Jim Sevey who got into woodworking as a child when a neighbor taught him how to build stick and tissue model airplanes.

View Jim's Projects


Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing several carvings made by Gerard Merchant, a self-taught woodworker who recently created this beautiful talisman that gives one the feeling of something old and sacred.

View Gerard's Carvings


Should Old Tools
Be Replated?

I just put new nickel plating on a vintage Stanley #45 combination plane. Judging from the commentary I see on old tool websites I am now a heathen, an imbecile, or a tool butcher. Before you judge me, let me go through the "why" and "how" of replating an old tool.

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Book Review: The Woodwright's Shop

This month's book, The Woodwright's Shop by Roy Underhill, is a classic, as is of course Roy himself. But it's more than a guide to working timber into useful things; it's an essential guide for anyone desiring to live close to nature, as well as a spellbinding adventure into the craft of woodmanship for us all.

Click here to read more

Arbortech Ball Gouge

Tool Review: Arbortech
Ball Gouge

The Arbortech Ball Gouge is a carving tool that is designed to create small concave surfaces in wood. The cutter is just the right size for shaping small carvings, bowls, spoons and chair seats. The surface it creates looks like a hand-cut surface from a chisel and mallet. You can easily sculpt a shape with a high degree of control.

Click here to read more

Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve discusses his ideas to get new woodworkers curious and excited to learn their new woodworking hobby. He also shares his views on the future of tool buying with all of the new modern age "online stores."

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Four Finishes In One

There may be times that you're working away in your shop in the middle of the night and you suddenly realize that you're out of the oil finish that you were planning to use on the project. Perhaps you need wood conditioner first and then a couple of coats of wipe-on varnish, but all you have on hand is a can of ordinary varnish. What to do?

Click here to find out

Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim shares how he figured out an advantage to making screw hole slots with his Festool Domino. He also shares a money saving tip on saving glass jars for diluting finishes.

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Poll: Heating Your Shop

After record-setting cold this Winter in all parts of the country (even Louisiana), Jim Randolph wants to know "how do you heat your shop?"

Answer the poll

Tormek T-4

Tormek T-4 Sharpening
System Special

Purchase a Tormek T-4 Standard Package during the month of March 2018 from Highland Woodworking and get a free SVM-45 Knife Jig.

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Flip Through Our Winter 2018 Catalog

Our Winter 2018 tool catalog is available to view online. 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


Video: Free SawStop Overarm Dust Collection
or Mobile Base Upgrade

Purchase a Sawstop Professional Cabinet Saw PCS at Highland Woodworking and get a free overarm dust collection or integrated mobile base. Sawstop rarely offers a sale or discount, so this is a good time to take advantage of a deal!

Click here to watch

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool Edge Tool Sharpening Gauge

Last Day to Order is 3/12/18

Amana Tools clearance

Amana Router Bit Clearance

Order now while
LIMITED supplies last

Leigh R9plus
Joinery System

SAVE $70 while
limited supply lasts

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


Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Get your own
Wood Slicer now!

Bessey KliKlamp
Lever Clamp

SAVE 53% on
8-inch Pair

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

Click here
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
1045 N. Highland Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Tel. 800-241-6748

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