Wood News Online, No. 153, May 2018 Welcome to Highland Woodworking About Highland Woodworking Woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News

Enter Our Festool Domino Sweepstakes

To share our enthusiasm for the craft of fine woodworking, Highland Woodworking is giving away to a single winner one of our most popular power tools: the Festool Domino Joiner Set. Deadline for entry is Noon Eastern Time on Monday, June 4, 2018 and multiple entries are permitted.

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Festool DF 500 Q Domino Joiner

Inside This Issue
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Blog: Highland's 40th Anniversary
First Lie-Nielsen Handplane Ever Made?
The Madcap Woodwright Returns
Video: Veritas Grinder Tool Rest
Poll: Workshop Spring Cleaning
New Tool Catalog
Review: Mortise & Tenon, Issue 4
Show Us Your Woodworking
Show Us Your Woodcarving
Review: Bessey Right Angle Clamp
Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud
Finishing: Extractive Bleeding

The Highland Woodworker

The Highland Woodworker
Has Returned!

Watch the New Episode Now!
Modular Bar Gauge System

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Modular Bar Gauge System

This is not only the ultimate inside measurement tool, but new "Mushroom-style" tips make it a dead-on outside measurement tool as well! The system allows for measurements from as little as 8-1/4" all the way up to 96-5/8".

Order by Monday, May 21

Deluxe Bench Dog Kit

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Deluxe Bench Dog Kit

Whether your stock is thick, thin, or offset; square, angled, or curved there’s a set of dogs in the Deluxe Bench Dog Kit that will support it perfectly, leaving your hands free to do your best work.

Order by Monday, May 28

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.

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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.

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Sale Quantities Are Limited

Portamate 6-Shelf Lumber Rack

SAVE 33% on the Portamate 6-Shelf Lumber Rack

The Portamate PBR-001 6-Shelf Lumber Rack provides efficient storage capacity for up to 600 lbs. of lumber or other lengthy materials mounted inside your workshop or out. Only $39.99 while our sale quantity lasts

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Sale Quantities Are Limited


Blog: 40th Anniversary Celebration Wrap-Up

We had a wonderful turnout at Highland Woodworking for our 40th Anniversary Celebration on April 28th. Our guests, Nick Offerman, Roy Underhill, Thomas Lie-Nielsen and Charles Brock spent the day meeting customers and signing books (and tools).

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Upcoming Woodworking Classes in our Atlanta Store

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
5/19 Finishing 101
5/20 Table Saw Basics
5/26 Turn a Peppermill
5/30 Sharpening for Turners
6/2-3 Build a Shaker Style Candle Box
6/5 Hand Tool Sharpening
6/6 Finishing the Finish
6/7 Milling and Jointing Lumber
6/9-10 Antique Restoration
6/12 Table Saw Orientation
6/16 Intro to Marquetry
6/17 Bandsaw Basics
6/18-21 Cabinetmaking Basics
6/23 Beginning Turning
6/24 Basic Bowl Turning
6/26 Intro to Pen Turning
6/27 Taming the Skew
6/30 Turn a Screwdriver

Class: Build a Shaker Style Candle Box

Featured Class:
Build a Shaker Style
Candle Box
June 2-3, 2018

For centuries half blind dovetails have been the hall mark of fine furniture. In this two day class students will be instructed in the assembly of a shaker style candle box using hand cut half blind dovetails. Recommended for students with a good base of hand tool skills.

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Show Us Your Shop

Show Us Your Shop

We're sharing Rich Breed's 20' x 32' workshop located in Lakewood, CO.

View Rich's Shop

Show Us Your Woodworking

We're sharing David Honea's wooden dulcimers which he has been making for 15 years and has built and sold over 700 of them.

View David's Projects

Show Us Your Woodcarving

We're sharing Bill Cosentini's carvings that he makes with his chainsaw.

View Bill's Carvings

Write An Article for Wood News!

Would you like for your woodworking shop or projects to appear in this column? We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop or projects along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. Receive a $50 store credit if we show your woodworking in a future issue.

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SAVE $10 on the
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.

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Sale Quantities Are Limited

Leigh B975 Box Joint and Beehive Jig

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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SawStop Router Table

Router Tables

Get SawStop precision quality in this new line of premium router tables. It can be integrated into the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw, SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw, SawStop Contractor Saw, or purchased as a Stand-Alone Model or Benchtop Model.

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Is This the First
Lie-Nielsen Plane Ever Made?

Chris Bagby, owner of Highland Woodworking, was recently sent a gift of an old handplane from one of our first customers. Chris soon found out that this plane may have been one of the first tools Thomas Lie-Nielsen ever made...

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The Return of the Madcap Woodwright

The Madcap Woodwright has returned and this month he discusses the positive changes he has been noticing in the woodworking world including a new generation of younger woodworkers and the increase of female woodworkers.

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Book Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 4

The newest issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine is now available and Highland Woodworking blogger, Terry Chapman, recently shared his review of the 4th edition of this timeless magazine "aimed at those of us who treasure and appreciate those times before electricity in woodworking."

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Leigh Jig

Tool Review: Bessey Heavy-Duty Right Angle Clamp

The miter joint is one of the most well known and identifiable joints in woodworking but it also one of the hardest to make because of the difficulty in clamping it together. The Bessey Heavy-Duty Right Angle Clamp solves that problem!

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Down to Earth Woodworker

The Down to Earth Woodworker

This month, Steve discusses the "6" senses and how they relate to woodworking, shares a little "woodworking whimsey", and finishes up his Under-The-Tablesaw Infeed, Outfeed, Utility, and Storage Cabinet.

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Finishing: How to Fix Extractive Bleeding

This month, Alan has a finishing tip on how to fix extractive bleeding of wood sap so it doesn't ruin the finishes on your project.

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Woodworking Tips

Tips from Sticks
in the Mud

This month, Jim has a few handy tips on shop storage including a project to easily store batteries and how to reuse refrigerator drawers around the shop.

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Poll: Spring Cleaning Your Workshop

With the amazing cleaning power of dust collection options these days, this month Jim Randolph asks "do you spring clean your workshop?"

Answer the poll

Festool Heaven

Read the Latest Issue of Festool Heaven

In the latest issue, tour Gary Wegner's Festool Shop, take a quick look at Festool's Domino Knockdown Fasteners, and much more!

Read the latest issue

Flip Through Our Spring/Summer 2018 Woodworking Catalog

Our 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

Veritas Grinder Tool Rest

Video: Veritas Grinder Tool Rest

Justin Moon explains the setup and use of the extremely helpful Veritas Grinder Tool Rest. Make your grinder more effective for tool sharpening with the Veritas Grinder Tool Rest and add on the Veritas Chisel and Plane Iron Jig to make sharpening even more repeatable.

Click here to watch

Wood Slicer

Wood Slicer Resaw Bandsaw Blade

I can't tell you how much the Wood Slicer has saved me time and aggravation. It cuts beautifully just as advertised! I wasted so much time in the past with 3/8 6TPI and 1/2 inch 4TPI blades and this blade cuts through 3 inch MDF 3x faster. I will be ordering another one shortly. -Joe

Get your own Wood Slicer now!


Tormek T-8
Sharpening System

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NEW Tormek 10 inch Diamond Wheels

Pre-order now for shipment in July 2018

NEW Tormek MB-100 Multi Base

Pre-order now for shipment in July 2018

Rikon 10 inch
Bandsaw 10-305

SAVE $70 while limited
supply lasts


Ingenious Mechanicks
By Christopher Schwarz

NEW from Lost Art Press

Slöjd in Wood

NEW from Lost Art Press

Good Clean Fun
By Nick Offerman

Get your SIGNED COPY today!

By Nick Offerman

Get your SIGNED COPY today!


Workbench Sale

Several models

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

SAVE $150 while limited
supply lasts

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

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