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At Highland Woodworking, we have a variety of vendors who put a lot of time and effort in handcrafting each of their tools that might one day end up in your workshop.
This month we are featuring a variety of woodworking projects made by Jennifer Root, who just got started in woodworking in Spring 2015, but it has already become a big part of her life.
This month Jim discusses the value he sees in Festool products, and then gives a money-saving tip on creating your own hose management system for Festool Dust Extraction. This month we're featuring a Highland Woodworking product tour of the Festool Sleeved Hose with Steve Johnson, who explains this special option you can pick for your Festool Dust Extractor. This month, Guy Lovelace shares his tip on the reminders he leaves himself around the shop in order to work safely. Our Leigh Dovetail Jigs and Frame Mortise and Tenon Jigs will turn your shop into a cabinet factory. For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking.
This month Alan shares his tips for "inpainting" a special process for doing touch-ups on your woodworking projects, furniture, and most importantly, your floors. Wood News author, Chris Black, was recently demonstrating hand tool joinery at a tool show, when a gentleman commented that he was "cheating" on his dovetail-making. This brand new 2015 edition of this DVD archive contains every article published in the 250 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine over the past 40 years.
Find more space in your workshop by mounting some of your big tools onto these handy steel mobile bases.
For a limited time we are including, FOR FREE, a handy rotating base worth $57, as well as a protective machine cover worth $27 with your Tormek T-7 purchase. For a limited time receive 105 sanding disks FREE with your purchase of the award-winning Mirka DEROS brushless random orbit sander. In this month's "Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop", Jim Randolph offers a tip on a "local neighborhood spot" to get your wood pressure-washed. This month we have a tip on how to leave your stress outside the shop so you don't let it cause dangerous mistakes.
This month we are featuring the newly constructed shop of Lyn Baker in Yellville, Arkansas, which he shares with his wife, and features a back deck! This month, Steve talks about the illegible mistake he made when writing dimensions, builds a too-small "winter" cover for his second floor exhaust fan, promotes his next class for Popular Woodworking University, explains the need for a healthy ego, and catches up on some reader questions and comments. Woodworking education is very important to us and we teach a variety of classes and seminars on different woodworking subject matter. Demonstrating how woodworkers can approach the complex job of designing and making built-in cabinets for kitchens, family rooms, and home offices, this technical handbook provides meticulously detailed shop drawings, instructions, and hundreds of professional tips for saving time, materials, unnecessary aggravation, and money.
It's a great solution for safely shaping and sharpening your turning tools as well as other edge tools.
This new DVD archive contains every article in the 237 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 38 years. After woodworking for almost 25 years there are not many tools that I get excited about, but I really had a smile on my face as I used this new rip-cut jig from Kreg.


We are pleased to offer Benchcrafted vises, the finest workbench hardware made anywhere, along with detailed plans for building your own Roubo-style workbench.
This month we are featuring a mostly handmade stool built by Andreas Zenker, a computer programmer by trade who caught the woodworking bug just a few short months ago and has already gotten hooked.
This month, Ric Blamer has a tip on noticing a problem early on in your chain of decisions for executing a project. For this popular monthly column, we invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your woodworking shop along with captions and a brief history and description of your woodworking. The Lie-Nielsen Mortise Chisel is the perfect tool for creating your mortise and tenon joints by hand. I always shied away from using rasps in my woodworking because they always seemed to gouge the surface or leave it rough with long linear scrapes. In the seventh installment of Mike Smith's My Last Shop Series, Mike begins the "nidgey" work, aka the nitty gritty details.
This newest version of Kreg's pocket hole jig has 6 brand new features that will help significantly speed up your cabinet joinery production as well as increase its versatility. Mickey Hudspeth teaches the Introduction to Chip Carving class at Highland a few times a year. Professional Antique Restorer Alan Noel will show you what it takes to apply a spray finish successfully and consistently. Kevin McGuire, author of the popular book "The All-New Woodworking For Kids" provides a new project plan in each issue of Wood News.
Our new DVD archive contains every article in the 230 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 37 years. This extra-powerful new heavy-duty premium bandsaw is loaded with deluxe features that make it perfect for the woodworking professional or other serious woodworkers.
In the fourth installment of Mike Smith's My Last Shop Series, Mike has to take down an existing shed that is in the place where he wants to build his new shop. This class will show how to use your jointer, planer and table saw to properly dress and prepare your stock in a uniform manner so it will glue up and assemble flawlessly. Bad Axe Tool Works currently specializes in saws, three of which you can find for sale at Highland Woodworking.
We've compiled them for you here, and invite you to take a look at Jeffrey's thoughtful evaluations of these woodworking tools.
Our good friends Morton, David, Matt & Steve demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours. If you've never been down to Atlanta, now is your chance to see what the store looks like and all of our different tool sections.
First, you can carry your pencil line across and down two adjacent edges without moving the square.
If you've been wanting a Tormek T-7 to streamline sharpening in your shop, now is the time to buy! Our good friends Morton, Curtis, and Chris demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.


We recently sat-in on Hal Miller's Beginning Turning class to take some pictures and be able to show our blog readers what goes on in our classes. Our good friend Morton demonstrates some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.
Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or an experienced turner, these practical and fun-to-make small projects are Bonnie Klein “classics” that will ultimately improve your woodturning expertise on any size lathe.
Since it is an intro class, we weren't sure how much Mickey gets to show off the impressive advanced chip carving work he regularly produces, so we thought we would show it off for him.
It is an excellent blade and I'm very happy I saw it advertised on the Highland Woodworking site and glad I was able to purchase it. Read about Terry's experience in the class, and then keep your eye out for a Mary May class on the Highland class schedule later this year!
After it has been processed by our staff, you will receive an email with a link to download your plan set in PDF form. Even though Glen says that unfortunately his shop isn't self-cleaning, he enjoys sharing it with his wife Pat, who is also a woodworker. While supplies last, we'll also include free the boxed commemorative first issue of Fine Woodworking, itself a $19.95 value.
Choose either the SawStop PCS integrated mobile base or the overarm mount for the dust collector (Both accessories are shown already mounted on the saw pictured above). Watch the all-new FIFTH EPISODE of The Highland Woodworker, the free TV show we created ESPECIALLY for the woodworkers we serve. You'll learn the techniques and tips to efficiently go from crooked and rough to smooth and square, while learning to read the grain for the best cutting results from your machines. Second, the Saddle T-Square allows you to mark lines perfectly parallel to the edge of your stock.
If you've been lusting after a Tormek T-7 to streamline sharpening in your shop, now is the time to buy! I have found some better ways to accomplish tasks in the workshop and look forward to sharing those with you each month, as well as hearing your problem-solving ideas. Steve also profiles an inspiring woodworker he met recently, takes a quick visit to his local woodworking store with disappointing results, and has a little fun at his neighbor's expense, all in this month's The Down To Earth Woodworker. And, I've built up my own base of expertise by restoring a number of planes in my own shop. The bronze lever cap is both extremely strong and beautiful, while the cherry tote and knob feel wonderful in your hands and add elegant warmth to the plane.



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