SawStop Tablesaws Now at
We are proud to announce that we are now an authorized
dealer for the SawStop tablesaw. This extraordinary tablesaw comes with a safety feature that seems almost
too good to be true.
What is that safety feature?
New Hofmann Workbench
Check out this newest addition to our line of Hofmann & Hammer premium German workbenches. It has an
American style top that provides a larger work area compared to European-style tops with recessed
tool wells. Also the top is bored with
dog holes as opposed to the rectangular dog holes on
European benches. We have also just received a new
shipment of our traditional Hofmann benches, and all are on sale through the end of June.
Beautiful New Veritas Dovetail Saw
The new Veritas dovetail saw is an innovative blend of tradition and technology.
It has excellent balance, cuts easily and true, and has a comfortable pistol grip that makes the saw
feel as if it's an extension of your arm. Any Dad who's a woodworker would be delighted to get one of these on Father's
Check it out:
FESTOOL's Extraordinary New Cordless Drills
Festool has redefined the cordless drill with its new line of T+3
to see how Festool's incredible torque, brushless
motor, multiple chucks, electronic clutch and amazing 3-year warranty on its
lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized cordless drilling.
Steel City Bandsaw
Now Only $499.99
We have only a few of these 1-1/2 HP bandsaws left. Includes ball bearing guide system,
cabinet stand with integral mobile base, 2-speed drive, magnetic worklight, large cast-iron table & 5-year warranty. Available optionally
are the rip fence and 6" riser kit. Ships by truck.
While supplies last, order one of our Tormek T-7 wet grinders, and upon registering your grinder with Tormek, receive free a Gransfors Bruks premium hand axe, a $110 value.
Save on our Kreg Precision Package Deals
Increase the accuracy of your work and save more than $40 each on your choice of
Kreg's innovative woodworking solutions, only while our limited supplies last:
Bandsaw Fence Package
Miter Gauge Package
Hurry, quantities available on these deals are now very limited. Special offers below expire 6/30/09
Festool TS55 Plunge Saw
includes 2 free quick clamps
Festool TS75 Plunge Saw includes 2 free quick clamps
Festool PS300 Trion Barrel Grip Jigsaw includes 35 free blades
Festool PS300 Trion D-Handle Jigsaw includes 35 free blades
Festool Vac Boom Arm package includes large handle and tool holder
Festool 10" Sawblade package includes 60t universal and 80t fine
New Lower Prices on our Leigh Jigs
Narex Mortise Chisels
The maker of our best-selling bench chisels has created a stout new mortise chisel for medium-duty furniture mortising. Available in 3 sizes, with European beech handles.
Red Hot Special for Woodturners
Get a free set of Cole Jaws, a $79.99 value, with purchase of the
SuperNova2 lathe chuck
Teknatool of New Zealand pioneered the first 4-jaw self-centering
scroll chuck in 1988, and their current SuperNova2 version incorporates the latest in chucking technology. This offer is a special purchase.
Our special offer supply is limited.
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highly-informative woodworking website
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on orders over $100*
*Applies to ground deliveries of hand tools, accessories, books and
supplies within the 48 contiguous states. Excludes items
shipped by truck or with flat rate shipping charges.
Show Us Your Shop!
For this new monthly column, we invite you to
SEND US PHOTOS
of your woodworking shop along with
captions and a brief description of your woodworking. (Photos can most easily be sent to us via
email. 800 x 600 resolution is preferred.) Receive a $50 Highland Woodworking gift certificate
if we show your shop in a future issue.
Our featured shop this month belongs to Bill Akins, a Highland Woodworking customer from Lithia
Springs, GA. Bill says "I love the smell of sawdust in the morning."
Click here for a quick tour of Bill's shop:
Using SketchUp to Design Your Workshop
By Sean Headrick
San Jose, California
When I first started working with SketchUp, I wanted to create an inventory of shop tools that would
enable anyone to create the ideal work space. By drawing the shop and downloading the tools from
the 3D warehouse, you can customize the layout until you find the perfect solution for your space
and work flow. This article will show you how to build your shop environment,
download all the tools and accessories you will need and then organize them for maximum efficiency.
Let's Design a Workshop:
I am just starting to learn about woodworking, and am trying to decide which would be the more versatile
machine to buy first, a bandsaw or a tablesaw. Any suggestions?
with your woodworking questions.
If yours is selected for publication,
we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
My Favorite Woodturning Accessories
By George T. (Terry) Chapman
I was looking around my lathe the other day before starting on a bowl and I realized that I have some odd accessories that I use on a regular basis.
Here are my favorites:
Going Pro as a
Part 9 of a Series:
By Douglas Bittinger
Smoky Mountain Woodworks
All right, you have your business up and running. You are making products and they are selling. You
have profits coming in and money in the bank. In fact orders are coming in faster than you can make
them. It's time to hire some help. You're about to place a classified ad in the newspaper, but
there are many important issues that you need to consider in advance.
What are they?
with Alan Noel
Touching Up Furniture
I often get calls from customers to come to their homes to touch up their
pieces in place if possible.
By far, the easiest and quickest way to accomplish a lot of everyday wear-and-tear
touch-ups is to use touch-up pens that are specially formulated for this task.
They are available in different colors that will match most of the common furniture
designs and colorations of the past and present.
Sometimes they can be a little tricky to use.
Here are seven useful hints:
Hardwood Lumber Now
in Stock in Atlanta
Available for in-store purchase only, premium hand-selected Walnut, Cherry,
Mahogany, Red Oak, quartersawn White Oak, Maple, Poplar, European steamed Beech,
Purple Heart, Bubinga, Zebrawood and others. Random widths and lengths, planed 2 sides, one straight edge. Stop in and check it out!
For Sale, $500 each
We've re-outfitted our store's woodworking classroom and the six massive English-style workbenches that served us well
for decades are now for sale.
Each is mounted with 2 vintage Record
Bench Vises (52-1/2D or 53E).
Top is 2-1/2 inch thick hard maple,
3 feet wide x 5 feet long x 34" high
(one bench is 31" high).
Base is constructed of full 3" x 3" pine.
Weight approximately 300 lbs. each.
MUST be picked up at our Atlanta store.
Visit Our Store
you live near Atlanta, or are just
passing through, we invite you to visit and leisurely browse our amazing retail store. The thousands
woodworking tools on display here await your personal examination.
1045 N. Highland Ave NE
Our big new Spring/Summer 2009
Tool Catalog is out.
Don't have one yet?
Sam Maloof 1916 - 2009
We were saddened to hear of the passing of one of the most
beloved elders of fine woodworking, Sam Maloof, on May 21, 2009 at age 93. Sam's unique designs,
particularly his signature walnut chairs, have inspired generations of woodworkers. We were
fortunate to host seminars with Sam at Highland dating back as far as 1983. His last visit to
Highland was in 2003.
Highland's Upcoming Woodworking Class
Schedule in Atlanta
Many classes fill up quickly. Register now to make sure we hold a spot
Mortise & Tenon by Router
Relief Carving for Beginners
Sharpening Hand Tools
Woodworking Skills for Beginners
Sharpening for Turners
Make a Pepper Grinder
Bowl Turning Workshop
French Polish Workshop
Intro to Marquetry
Basic Bowl Turning
Basic Bowl Turning
September 20-26, 2009
Build a Continuous Arm Rocker with Curtis
Hand Joinery for Fine Furniture Making with Frank Klausz
November 6, 2009
Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocking Chair with Charles Brock
November 7-8, 2009
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocker with Charles Brock
Classes Suitable for
Featured Highland Staff Member
Besides being an expert on our line of Festool power tools, Ben is a natural born carver that we imported straight from the Bayou.
He carves reproductions, replications, and
sometimes "half gone crazy" sculptures. Be it relief or 3-D, cut or grind, slice or gouge, power or
pressure, he knows how to accomplish it with a minimal loss of blood. Ben is also our customers' "go to guy" for the Carvewright CNC machine, and in fact owns
his own industrial-size CNC router which he operates as a sideline.
Ben likes to say "A challenge is a thrill that cannot be
put in a pill," so please give him one.
Why Not Write
Your Own Article
for Wood News?
We actively solicit
of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every
accept and publish in
Wood News Online
, we will compensate the contributor. We typically
pay up to
$100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos. The amount
of the gift
certificate may be prorated for shorter articles. Articles submitted may be edited by us at our
and compensation may vary depending on the published length.
Great Savings on
Steel City Granite
Jointers & Tablesaws
We are now offering Steel City tablesaws and jointers at prices hundreds of dollars lower than we list in our most recent mail order catalog. The saws all feature the new-style solid granite tables and the jointers have solid granite beds. The dense black granite from which these tools are made will never rust, warp or twist, and is guaranteed for ten years. The machines themselves include a five-year factory warranty.
40635 6" with quick change knives
40640 6" with helical cutterhead
40655 8" with quick change knives
40660 8" with helical cutterhead
Free Forrest Woodworker II blade ($130 value) with purchase of 1.75 HP models below, while supply lasts
35930 1.75 HP with 30" fence
35900G 1.75 HP with 30" fence
35905G 3 HP with 30" fence
35910G 1.75 HP with 50" fence
35915G 3 HP with 50" fence
Here's a great deal on a really useful tool. Our solar-powered cabinetmaker's shop calculator converts fractional inches to metric and back again.
You can perform any function with multiple fractions, and even add fractions to metric millimeters. Includes dustproof case and built-in notepad.
Sale quantity is limited.
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any woodworker anywhere.
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