Wood News Online, No. 152, April 2018 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News

You're Invited
To Highland Woodworking's
40th Anniversary Celebration
April 28, 2018

What do Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Charles Brock all have in common? Besides their love of woodworking, all 4 will be at our store in Atlanta on Saturday, April 28 to help celebrate our 40th Anniversary!

Special sale prices will be offered on select items and product lines throughout the store in addition to product demonstrations, giveaways and a raffle!

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Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Equipping a Studio Apartment Woodshop
Video: SawStop PCS Product Tour
Poll: Tool Lasers
New Tool Catalog
Review: Japanese Woodworking Tools
Women in Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Tool Review: Leigh B975 Beehive Jig
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Clamping with a Bicycle Inner Tube

The Highland Woodworker


New Episode Coming Soon!
SawStop PCS

Time is Running Out to Get a Great Deal on a SawStop!

Purchase any model SawStop PCS Cabinet Saw during 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.



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!

Now in stock!

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Steel Straight Edge - SSE

Every shop needs a reliably accurate straight edge and with the Steel Straight Edge, Woodpeckers delivers the best! Use this tool for precise machine setup, checking your bench top and stock, and much more!

Last day to order is 4/23/18

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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Equipping a Studio Apartment Woodshop

After moving to take on a new job and leaving his shop behind, Mark Miller has had to figure out a way to equip his much smaller, studio apartment shop with only what he deems the most necessary of tools.

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes in our Atlanta Store

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
4/19 Milling and Jointing Lumber
4/21-22 Antique Restoration
4/23-26 Cabinetmaking Basics
5/2 Sharpening for Turners
5/6 Basic Bowl Turning
5/8 Intro to Pen Turning
5/12 Coppering 101
5/15 Using Hand Planes
5/16 French Polish Workshop
5/19 Beginning Character Carving
5/20 Table Saw Basics
5/26 Turn a Peppermill
5/30 Sharpening for Turners

Class: Cabinetmaking Basics

Featured Class:
Cabinetmaking Basics
April 23-26, 2018

In four intensive nights you'll build your own Euro-style floor cabinet, complete with door and drawer, to take home with you. More importantly, you'll learn how to make more cabinets, in different sizes and styles, what tools you need, how to choose and install hardware, and a bit about installation. Cabinet size is approximately 15" wide x 25" deep x 30-1/2" tall.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Michael Foster's 1200 square foot barn workshop located in Springfield, VT.

View Michael's Shop

Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing several woodworking projects made by Les Hastings who has been making things out of wood for most of his life.

View Les's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing several carvings made by James M. Williams Jr who likes to incorporate his tribal history, customs and culture into his woodcarving projects.

View James's Carvings
General Purpose Bandsaw Blades

SAVE 20% on our Premium General Purpose
Bandsaw Blades

The superb quality of our Sterling brand General Purpose Blades by Diamond Saw Works has made them among our most popular products for many years. NOTE: Our 1/8"-width general purpose blades (also on sale) are made by Olsen.

Stock Up Now
Sale Quantities Are Limited

Parallel clamps

SAVE 15% on our NEW Improved Non-Slip
Parallel Clamps

Woodworking clamps with parallel jaws are great for woodworkers when gluing-up doors, panels, cabinet carcasses and for other tasks where evenly applied pressure is needed to help assemblies and joinery be clamped together square and true. Our new improved parallel clamps feature pivoting handles that help make it easy to apply up to 1500 lbs. of pressure on your glue-up assemblies.

Stock Up Now
Sale Quantities Are Limited


SAVE $10 on our
Best-Selling Flex Arm Magnetic LED Worklight

The LED bulb in this work light will help illuminate your cut lines for improved accuracy and less eye strain. The gooseneck flexible arm provides pinpoint positioning and a switch-activated magnetic base securely holds to smooth, horizontal cast iron surfaces.

Order Now
Sale Quantities Are Limited


Women in Woodworking
Meet Tahle Patton

Our Women in Woodworking column has returned! This month, Andrea interviews Tahle Patton, a woodworker from the Pacific Northwest who attended The Krenov School's 9 month intensive woodworking program.

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Book Review: Japanese Woodworking Tools

Toshio Odate's Japanese Woodworking Tools introduces westerners to the wide range of tools traditionally used in hand tool woodworking in his native country. Anyone who is intrigued by Japanese culture or who simply wants to give Japanese tools a try will find this book both inspiring and highly instructive.

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Leigh Jig

Tool Review: Leigh B975 Box Joint & Beehive Jig

The Leigh Box Joint & Beehive Jig is the perfect jig for you to have in the shop to make box joint joinery. Since boxes are one of the first projects that woodworkers make, the box joint is one of the first joints that a woodworker might try, so having this jig on hand is highly recommended!

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Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve shares his first "lesson plan" for a hypothetical class he would teach to beginning woodworkers, discusses the longterm investments of buying good tools, and shares his review of the New SuperMax Drum Sander Folding Infeed and Outfeed Tables.

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Finishing: Clamping with a Bicycle Inner Tube

After getting frustrated with trying to glue-up a broken chair leg, Alan was given a great tip involving a bicycle inner tube used to hold the broken pieces together.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim has a few tips on using, mixing, and storing epoxy including the reuse of several items you might normally throw away.

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Poll: Do You Use/Trust the Laser On Your Tools?

When it comes to using lasers on your tools, some would argue that accuracy isn't improved, even though most people would say speed is. This month's poll asks about your preferences regarding lasers.

Answer the poll

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.

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Flip Through Our Spring/Summer 2018 Woodworking Catalog

Our brand new Spring/Summer 2018 tool catalog is available to view online. 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: Sawstop PCS
Product Tour

Longtime SawStop owner Michael Morton shares what makes his SawStop the best value he could find in a tablesaw for his custom woodshop.

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OneTime Tool
MT Center Gauge plus Doweling Jig Combo Kit

4/30 is the LAST DAY
to order!

Woodpeckers Ultra-Shear Carbide-Tipped Turning Tools

SAVE 15% during
April 2018

Wood Slicer Resaw
Bandsaw Blade

Get your own
Wood Slicer now!

Tormek T-8
Sharpening System

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

SAVE $150 while limited
supply lasts

Narex Spoon Carving Starter Kit

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for more info

David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide

Makes it easy to hand cut perfect dovetails

Elipse P100 Dust Mask

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for more info


Workbench Sale

Several models

Tool-less Blade Guide Upgrade Kit for Rikon 10-324 and 10-325 Bandsaws

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Festool Power Tools

FREE Ground Shipping on FESTOOL machines!

Clearance Sale

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

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Errors regarding pricing and specifications are subject to correction.
SOME SALE QUANTITIES MAY SELL OUT and become unavailable at the advertised price.