Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 119, July 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
Timber Framing with Mike Goldberg
Timber Framing
with Mike Goldberg, July 23


This workshop will cover every aspect of timberframing in today's trades from understanding wood, joinery layout, cutting and raising, to recycling storm damage into building materials and hybrids. If you've ever been interested in timberframing as historical knowledge, or as a DIY project, this is an excellent opportunity for homeowners, contractors, architects, designers, and engineers to draw on 30 years experience in the timberframing world. The knowledge gained in this 3-hour class is not only powerful and enlightening, but priceless as well!

Timber Framing, July 23
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.

Jul 9 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon
Jul 15 Sharpening for Turners
Jul 18 Basic Bowl Turning
Jul 18-19 Antique Restoration
Jul 19 Beginning Turning
Jul 21 Hand Tool Sharpening
Jul 23 Timber Framing
Jul 25 Intro to Marquetry
Jul 26 Intro to Chip Carving
Jul 27-30 Cabinetmaking Basics
Aug 1 Beginning Character Carving
Aug 1 Spray Finishing
Aug 2 Carve a Wooden Spoon
Aug 8 Hand Cut Dovetails
Aug 9 Router Basics
Aug 12 Finishing the Finish
Aug 13 Four Square Woodworking
Aug 15 Beginning Turning
Aug 16 Turn a Peppermill
Aug 17-19 Shaker Style End Table
Aug 22 Basic Bowl Turning
Aug 22 Finishing 101
Aug 23 Natural Edge Bowl Turning
Aug 25 Hand Tool Sharpening
Aug 27 Hand Cut Mortise and Tenon

Classes Suitable for Teens

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Show Us Your Woodworking!

Woodworking Projects | Rodney Haywood This month we are featuring the woodworking projects of Rodney Haywood whose designs have been inspired by the work of George Nakashima and the natural flow that can be found in his projects.

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Show Us Your Woodcarving!

We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your carving along with captions and a brief history and description of your carvings. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store credit if we show your carving in a future issue.

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This month we are featuring the carving projects of Martin Antaramian. One night, Martin woke up with a random vision of a spinning dress carved out of wood, which has inspired his carvings with the aesthetic of the movement of fabric.

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Rikon Bandsaws and Planers

BIG SAVINGS on Rikon
Bandsaws and Planers


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Tips From
Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop


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


This month Jim has a tip on repairing wood defects in your furniture, as well as a money-saving tip on common food and beverage containers you can use to mix woodworking concoctions.

CLICK HERE to read this month's tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop!
Ask the Staff

Question:  I am interested in building a rocking chair and was wondering what are the best rasps to use for it?

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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.
Benchcrafted Moxon Vise Hardware
TOOL REVIEW:
Benchcrafted Moxon Vise Hardware


By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, VA


If you make a lot of dovetails or do edge work on wide panels than the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise is for you. This vise is extremely fast and easy to use, and provides a significant amount of clamping power.

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This month, Konrad Plachta has a safety tip on making sure you hold your turning tools in the safest way possible while turning on the lathe.

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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!


NEW Leigh Router Table Jig
NEW Leigh RTJ400 Router Table Jig
Leigh's latest new 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.

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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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WORKBENCH SALE
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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Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his sculptured chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.

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Woodworking 2015 Community Calendar

Woodworking happenings throughout the country.

Jul 10-11
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Open House

Sep 18-20
GA Association of Woodturners- Turning Southern Style XXI

Sep 25-27
Woodworking in America

Oct 10-11
Orange County Woodcarvers Show and Demo

Oct 17
Meet Roy Underhill at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta

CLICK HERE to submit your community woodworking event for possible inclusion in our next newsletter.

 

Inside This Issue
Book Review: Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
Recognizing a Quality Hand Tool
Making Whirligigs
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: A Good Rasp Set
Tool Review: Benchcrafted Moxon Vise
Where are All the Girls in the Shop?
Video: Mirka DEROS Product Tour
Blog: Bandsaw Passed Down Through Generations
Finishing: Clamping Tricks
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
SAFETY: Holding Turning Tools


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 Haim Loran's workshop in Easton, MD.

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Down to Earth Woodworker Banner

By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin


Egg… Face… You Get The Picture

New Tool Technology – Brushless DC Motors

Remodeling Versus Woodworking

Product Tour Videos

Made With Love

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve discusses the recall of his favorite fluorescents, shares a new tool technology found with brushless DC motors, discusses the differences between remodeling vs. woodworking, explains his process for making the Highland Woodworking YouTube product tours, and reminds everyone to make your projects with love.

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Finishing Wood with Alan Noel

wood finishing Clamping Tricks

This month Alan shares some tips and tricks for resolving clamping challenges that often come into play when working with finishes.

Here are SIX tips for using clamps with finishing:



BOOK REVIEW:
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking
by Tage Frid


Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking Review by
J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, VA


Master craftsman Tage Frid (pronounced Tay) completed a five-year apprenticeship in his native Denmark before coming to the U.S. after World War II. In this, the 100th anniversary of his birth, I am reviewing this classic three-volume set that conveys much of Frid's experience. The set comprises a virtually complete course in woodworking that combines power and hand tools to produce beautiful furniture.

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Making Whirligigs Can Be Fun and Addicting

By Ken Radziwanowski
East Windsor, NJ


Ken Radziwanowski started his hobby by fixing a broken whirligig and soon realized how fun and easy it was to design his own. In this article he discusses his process behind designing and building his whirligigs and gives us several ideas to make our own.

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Recognizing a Quality Hand Tool
Recognizing a Quality Hand Tool | Kerry Lambertson
By Kerry Lambertson
Finland, MN


In this article, Kerry Lambertson goes into an in-depth discussion on hand tools. He also explains how having just one quality hand tool in your shop versus having several different average tools can really have an effect on both the look of your shop and the quality of your work.

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This Month on
The Highland Blog

A Bandsaw Passed Down Through Generations

We've all most likely had something that has been passed down to us from previous generations, but for Justin Hammond, his inherited bandsaw is the reason why he started woodturning.

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Anne of All Trades Anne of All Trades: Where are All the Girls in the Shop?

By Anne Briggs Bohnett
Seattle, WA


Our newest Wood News columnist, Anne Briggs Bohnett, aka Anne of All Trades, tells the story of her own path to woodworking, from working in the shop with her grandfather, to discovering the joy of hand tools, to finding and learning from a great online woodworking community.

CLICK HERE to read her story:
HIGHLAND VIDEO:
Product Tours and Tool 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 product tour of the Mirka DEROS Electric Random Orbit Sander and find out why it is one of the best sanders for vertical surfaces.


NEW Mirka DEROS
Electric Random Orbit Sander

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


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Order any of the above 4 books from us during July/August 2015 for 33% off list price.

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Rikon Professional Low Speed Grinder NEW Rikon Professional
Low Speed Grinder


We have been searching for years for an affordable slow-speed 8" bench grinder that runs smoothly. Alas, each one that we tried suffered the same affliction – too much vibration for accurate sharpening. Now the engineers at Rikon Tools have finally put an end to our search.

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Woodpeckers OneTime Tool - Corner Radius Quick Jig Woodpeckers OneTime Tool – Corner Radius Quick Jig

Woodpecker’s latest OneTime Tool makes it quick and easy to cut precise corner radiuses on your project. You don’t even need to clamp, nail or screw it in place. Designed for safe use on a router table, you can literally hold the jig in perfect position with one hand while you guide your work along with the other hand.

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Veritas MK II Honing Guide Updated Veritas MK II Honing Guide

Now available in a Narrow Blade Version and a Deluxe Set!

Veritas's Mk.II honing guide solves many of the problems associated with sharpening jigs. It holds blades firmly in precise position for honing. Its long roller wheel prevents tipping and utilizes a three-position eccentric cam for applying micro-bevels without repositioning the blade.


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Abatron Rot Repair Kits Abatron Rot Repair Kits


Summertime is a great time for getting rid of the rotten wood that may have formed on your window sills, deck, house trim or wherever you find it indoors or out. Our Abatron LiquidWood and WoodEpox are best sellers because of their ease of use and long-lasting effectiveness. You can shape it, plane it, sand it, stain it and paint it.

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New Woodworkers Guide to Sketchup

From Author Bob Lang, this updated users guide to SketchUp comes in e-book form and includes brand new screenshots using the latest release of SketchUp software. It also includes new videos, revised text, and brand new chapters.

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NEW Sterling Toolworks 4-inch Double Square Set NEW Sterling Toolworks 4-inch Double Square Set

This precision square is supplied with one traditional graduated precision etched rule with chrome satin finish. Also included is a "Dovetailing Rule" that's incredibly handy for checking the squareness of your dovetails to ensure excellent fit and "gapless" joints after assembly. The reduced size of one end of the un-graduated rule allows precise checking of squareness in even some of the tightest London style dovetails.

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NEW Festool Cordless Track Saw NEW Festool TSC 55
Cordless Track Saw


With the new TSC 55, Festool brings superb high performance to the cordless circular saw, making precision cutting possible even where electric power is not available. Equipped with two 18-volt batteries, the TSC 55 provides the tracksaw accuracy of Festool's flagship TS 55 while delivering up to 100 meters of cutting capacity on a single charge.

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NEW Festool 18-volt QuaDrive Drill/Hammer Drill
NEW Festool 18-volt QuaDrive Drill/Hammer Drill

Festool's 18-volt QuaDrive Drill/Hammer Drill is extremely powerful and versatile. With its four-speed gearbox, you can put it in low gear to hog out material, switch to the high-speed hammer function to drill through concrete, or choose a mid-range gear for ordinary drilling needs. Its efficient EC-TEC brushless motor delivers the maximum power possible from an 18-volt battery.

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Freud Diablo Sanding Disks

Freud Diablo Sanding Disks
Freud's new Diablo sanding disks outperform ordinary sanding disks, yet are highly affordable. New technology allows them to cut extremely quickly, yet last a long time without loading. They fit most 5"-diameter 5-hole and 8-hole pattern random orbit sander pads (although unfortunately not Festool or Mirka).

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NEW Rikon 25-130H
Helical Head Planer
Rikon 25-130H Helical Head Planer

Rikon's new 25-130H 13" thickness planer with helical-style cutterhead is a beefy benchtop unit designed to perform reliably either in your workshop or at the job site. 26 two-sided HSS cutters are arranged in a staggered pattern around the cutterhead in a way that greatly reduces noise as well as improving chip removal. Five year warranty.

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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:


NEW Rikon 70-220VSR Variable Speed Midi Lathe

Rikon 70-220VSR Midi Lathe Rikon has hit a home run with their new model 70-220VSR 1 HP variable speed reversing midi-lathe. Featuring 12-1/2" swing over the ways and 20" between centers, as well as a 24-position index head, this lathe is designed to handle a wide variety of woodturning projects.

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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.

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Woodworking Tool Catalog

Our latest Woodworking Catalog is available to browse online!

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WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade I am amazed at the difference between the Wood Slicer and my old blade. The Wood Slicer is fantastic. I used it on my not-so-top-of-the-range 14 inch Chinese Band Saw to cut 80mm wide Pink Beech into 8mm slices. It is like using a top end machine...the blade went through the beech like a hot knife through butter. I was going to buy a better band saw but now this one has a new lease of life.— Thanks a lot! Graham

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