Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 123, November 2015 Welcome to Highland Woodworking - Fine Tools & Education Learn more about Highland Woodworking View our current woodworking classes and seminars Woodworking articles and solutions Subscribe to Wood News
CLASS: Build a Shaker Style Candle Box with Grant Lutz, November 14-15

Build a Shaker Style Candle Box For centuries half blind dovetails have been the hall mark of fine furniture. Whether they are in drawer boxes, case sides or in this candle box, observers will be enamored by their quality and beauty. In this two day class students will be instructed in the assembly of a shaker style candle box using hand cut half blind dovetails. In addition, each student will fit a bottom and lid, in the style of a beveled panel into a dado. If you have a good base of hand tool skills already, then come join us to refine them further with a challenging but rewarding task that will "WOW" your friends, family, and clients.

Build a Shaker Style Candle Box
with Grant Lutz, November 14-15

Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class Schedule in Atlanta

Many classes fill up quickly, so please register now to make sure we hold a spot for you.

Nov 4 French Polish Workshop
Nov 5 Timber Framing
Nov 10 Hand Planes
Nov 11 Finishing the Finish
Nov 14-15 Build a Shaker Style Candle Box
Nov 18 Sharpening for Turners
Nov 21 Hand Cut Dovetails
Nov 22 Bandsaw Basics
Nov 24 Hand Tool Sharpening
Dec 2 Taming of the Skew
Dec 8-9 Build a Bookcase
Dec 12-13 Woodworking Expanded
Dec 15 Hand Planes
Dec 16 French Polish Workshop
Dec 17 Four Square Woodworking
Dec 19 Turn a Peppermill
Dec 20 Basic Bowl Turning

Classes Suitable for Teens

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Show Us Your Woodworking!

Woodworking Projects | Steve Adams This month we are featuring a variety of woodworking projects built by Steve Adams, a disabled veteran who was bored in his wheelchair until his girlfriend told him to get a hobby and so he started woodworking.

CLICK HERE to see Steve's projects:
Woodcarving Projects | Ron Latour Show Us Your Woodcarving!

This month we are featuring the carving projects of Ron Latour who transforms 2-D artwork into 3-D, large format, deep relief wood sculptures that he custom frames in specialty woods.

CLICK HERE to see more of Ron's Carvings:
Tips From
Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop

Sticks in the Mud Workshop Tips By Jim Randolph
Long Beach, MS

This month Jim shares a tip on the importance of drilling pilot holes (and how to get a good size), as well as a money-saving tip on using the dowels from recycled foam paintbrushes to assist your Random Orbit Sander.

CLICK HERE to read this month's tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
Woodworking Tool Catalog

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Ask the Staff

Question:  I am looking for a good, slow-setting epoxy. I am making a Roubo Workbench and need to glue the whole project up at one time.

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E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule and T-Square

By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, VA

Woodpeckers Rule and T-Square
In order to make precision measurements and cuts, you need the most accurate and reliable measuring and marking tools. When you first pick up a Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule or their T-Square you can immediately tell you are holding a quality measuring instrument.

CLICK HERE to read Jeff's review:

CLICK HERE to find out more info on Woodpeckers Precision Tools:

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This month, John is sharing his list of 3 steps that must be taken in his shop before turning on any power saw.

CLICK HERE to read John's Safety Tip:

Do you have a 2 Minute Safety Tip you would like us to share? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and if we use your tip, you'll get a $25 store credit!

Leigh Router Table Jig
NEW Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Jig
Leigh's joinery jig is designed specifically for use on router tables. Able to produce through dovetails, half-blind dovetails and box joints quickly and easily, the RTJ400 offers instant adjustment of joint tightness down to a thousandth of an inch.

CLICK HERE for more info:

FREE SHIPPING on Leigh Jigs in lower 48 states

Leigh Jigs Our Leigh Dovetail Jigs and Frame Mortise and Tenon Jigs will turn your shop into a cabinet factory.

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Save up to $200
Several models of our ever-popular European and German workbenches are now on sale. Choose the model that fits your shop and budget.

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Inside This Issue
Festool Video of the Month: ETS EC Brushless Random Orbit Sanders
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Tool Review: Woodpeckers Woodworking Rule and T-Square
Building a 3 Sided Farm Woodshed
Video: Highland Woodworking Store Tour
Q&A: Slow-Setting Epoxy
Poll: Are Most Woodworkers Also General-Purpose DIY-ers?
Finishing: Painting Laminates
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
SAFETY: Before the Saw Turns On

Show Your Shop!

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. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your shop in a future issue.

Show Us Your Shop!

This month we are featuring Lance Wroblewski's workshop in Edmond, OK.

CLICK HERE to see more of Lance's shop:
Down to Earth Woodworker Banner

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin

My New BFF

Experimental Furniture – Who Decides What's "Good" and What's "Bad"?

The Down To Earth "Inventor?"

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve discusses the best tape measure ever made for general-purpose woodworking, asks who decides what's good and what's bad when it comes to judging furniture making, and shares some of his ideas for new tool inventions.

CLICK HERE to read more:
Highland Woodworking Fall Open House

Roy Underhill's Recent Visit to Highland Woodworking

Last month we had the pleasure of hosting Roy Underhill at our Fall Open House at our store in Atlanta. On Saturday, Roy entertained shop-goers with hand tool woodworking demonstrations throughout the day. On Sunday, Roy taught a class on Dovetail Variations, a day fully devoted to almost every kind of dovetail in existence (and jokes about dovetails).

CLICK HERE to read highlights from Roy's visit:

CLICK HERE to read a summary of Roy's dovetail class:

CLICK HERE to view our photo album of the Open House:

Half Price Clearance

Finishing Wood with Alan Noel

wood finishing Painting Laminates

This month Alan shares his tips for painting laminates in order to create high-quality topcoats on your furniture pieces that will last for years to come.

Here are SEVEN steps for painting laminates:

This Month on
The Highland Blog

Poll: Are Most Woodworkers Also General-Purpose DIY-ers?

In our second polling blog entry, Jim Randolph asks "Are Most Woodworkers Also General-Purpose DIY-ers?"

CLICK HERE to answer our poll:

Building a 3-Sided Farm Woodshed Building a 3-Sided Farm Woodshed

By Jon Rubin
Okemos, Michigan

Jon Rubin is a full-time military pilot but somehow, over the course of 3 months, he was able to complete an "over-engineered" 3-sided farm woodshed on his property. In this article he goes over his process, and explains some of the tricks he learned throughout the project.

CLICK HERE to read more:

Product Tours and Demonstrations available on our YouTube Channel!

Check out the great product tour videos and demonstrations on our YouTube Channel. Our good friends Morton, David, Matt & Steve demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.
Click below to watch a tour of Highland Woodworking with Morton. 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.

Highland Woodworking Store Tour

Highland Woodworking Store Tour

Are there any products or demos you'd like to see in a YouTube video? If so, we invite you to EMAIL US and let us know what YOU would like to see!

The Highland Woodworker Web TV
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Order any of the above 4 books from us during November/December for 33% off list price.

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Woodworkers Wanted for Submissions
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SAVE $84 with our
Tormek T-7 Package Deal

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. If you've been wanting a Tormek T-7 to streamline sharpening in your shop, now is the time to buy!

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Sjobergs 2000 Elite Workbench Package Deal Save $505 on our Sjobergs Elite 2000 Workbench

The Sjobergs Elite 2000 is among the finest workbenches made anywhere. For a limited time our special package deal includes along with the bench, a 6-drawer storage cabinet that mounts beneath the benchtop plus a 3-piece accessory kit, all at a savings of more than $500 off the regular price.

CLICK HERE for more info:

Mirka DEROS free goods promo Save $105 with our
Mirka DEROS Sander
FREE Goods Offer

For a limited time receive 105 sanding disks FREE with your purchase of the award-winning Mirka DEROS brushless random orbit sander.

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NEW Sturdy Brothers
Men and Women's Woodworking Aprons

Sturdy Brothers Shop Apron
Made by two Georgia-based brothers striving to rekindle a standard of quality in American craftsmanship, these durable and capable aprons are made of waxed canvas, with finished leather waist and neck straps, copper rivets and brass button studs.

CLICK HERE to order yours now!

NEW Sturdy Brothers
Orville Tool Roll

Sturdy Brothers Orville Tool Roll
Just like their aprons, the Sturdy Brothers Tool Roll is made right here in Georgia out of tan waxed canvas with blue accents. With 12 pockets, this durable tool roll is sturdy enough to carry anything you throw at it.

CLICK HERE to order:

Fein MultiMaster Systainer Edition Order Now to Save $70 on our Fein MultiMaster Systainer Edition

While limited supplies last, save $70 on this special edition of the Fein model FFM-350 Q Top that comes complete with a wide assortment of accessories all stored in a sturdy convenient Systainer.

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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Inside/Out Calipers Woodpeckers OneTime Tool
Inside/Out Calipers

Discovered in the famous Studley Tool Chest, this classic register caliper has been updated by Woodpeckers using tempered stainless steel while retaining the tool's traditional, elegant design.

Order Deadline is
November 9th, 2015:

Rikon 14" Bandsaw
Now only $699.99 while current supplies last

Our most popular 14" bandsaw is now on sale for the exceptional price of $699.99 while our limited sale quantity lasts. The Rikon 10-325 is powerful (1-1/2 HP motor), strong (steel frame construction), accurate (double bearing blade guides) and a genuine pleasure to use, with full 13" resaw capacity and a 5-year warranty. This is an incredible value.

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Instantly access any article ever published in Fine Woodworking,
for only $69.99

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. Easily search and view an entire generation's worth of woodworking wisdom. Will be released in Late November 2015.

Pre-order now to save $30 off the $99.95 list price:

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Video of the Month
ETS EC Brushless Random Orbit Sanders

Each month we're featuring one of our many spectacular Festool power tools and highlighting it with a video product tour.

Festool Brushless Sanders

This month we're featuring a Highland Woodworking product tour of the Festool ETS EC Brushless Sanders with Steve Johnson, who demonstrates how these sanders provide less fatigue and increased flexibility.

CHECK OUT the Festool ETS EC Brushless Random Orbit Sanders:

Bessey K Body REVO Clamps SUPER SALE!!

Bessey K-Body REVO clamps are the best choice when gluing-up doors, panels and cabinet carcasses. We are offering Bessey's K Body REVO Clamps at special prices while supplies last. These special prices are only available in the clamps sizes listed on the product page and for clamps sold in pairs of the same size. Get yours before we run out!

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Our Elipse Dust Mask is great for woodworkers

Elipse Dust Mask
For more than a decade we've searched for a worthy successor to the Dustfoe, the most popular dust mask for woodworkers that we've ever sold, but unfortunately was discontinued by its manufacturer. We've finally found it in the Elipse P100 dust mask.

Now Available in Two Sizes:

Flexible Arm Magnetic LED Work Light

Sale on Flexible Arm Magnetic LED Work Light Here's an excellent way to cast a powerful light wherever you need it in your shop. Switch-operated magnet mounts to any ferrous surface. 28" flexible arm allows easy aim.

CLICK HERE for more info:

WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade Received my Wood Slicer order yesterday, installed it today and it ran beautifully. Best blade I've ever had. Where have you guys been all my life? — Jerry

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