Highland Woodworking Wood News Online, No. 109, September 2014 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
Hand Tool Joinery with Frank Klausz
Hand Tool Joinery Class
with Frank Klausz, Oct. 19


In this full-day workshop, you'll soak up an abundance of joinery knowledge from a professional woodworking master who, in his lifetime, has probably hand-cut more dovetail joints than anyone else anywhere. Don't miss this rare opportunity to spend a day watching a master at work.

Hand Tool Joinery Class
with Frank Klausz, Oct. 19, 2014



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.

Sep 7 Bandsaw Basics
Sep 13 Spray Finishing
Sep 16 Hand Tool Sharpening
Sep 18 Milling & Jointing Lumber
Sep 20 Carve a Wooden Spoon
Sep 21 Turn a Peppermill
Sep 22-25 Cabinetmaking Basics
Sep 27-28 Build a Shaker Candle Box
Oct 1 French Polish Workshop
Oct 4 Basic Bowl Turning
Oct 5 Beginning Turning
Oct 7 Hand Planes
Oct 8 Sharpening for Turners
Oct 9 Handcut Mortise & Tenon
Oct 11-12 Antique Restoration
Oct 19 Hand Tool Joinery with Frank Klausz
Oct 21-23 Build a Shaker Table
Oct 25 Beginning Turning
Oct 25 Finishing 101
Oct 26 Basic Bowl Turning
Oct 30 Timber Framing
Nov 8-9 Build a Wooden Plane with Scott Meek

Classes Suitable for Teens

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NEW Benchcrafted Classic Leg Vise

New Benchcrafted Classic Leg Vise This superb new T-handle leg vise from Benchcrafted works more smoothly and securely than you can imagine.

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Rikon Bandsaws and Planers

BIG SAVINGS on Rikon
Bandsaws and Planers


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Show Us Your Woodworking!

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This month we are featuring several pieces made by Duane Holmes, who has just recently learned the art of veneering and inlay, including a beautiful chest he has been working on for his granddaughter.

CLICK HERE to see more of Duane's work:
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 unique "architectural ornamentation" carvings of Sarah Rowe from Columbus, GA.

CLICK HERE to see more of Sarah's woodcarvings:
Chris Pye Woodcarving Workshop

Tips From
Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop


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


In this month's "Tips From Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop", Jim Randolph has a tip on setting up a dust and mess collection for your drill press, as well as a tip on obtaining buckets for your workshop.

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


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This month we have a tip on how to cut the small parts of your projects while practicing safety first.

CLICK HERE to read the tip:


Ask the Staff

Question:  I have a picnic table made of clear heart redwood. I also have 2 dogs that often climb on it while I'm at work. I just refinished it with a spar urethane and I'm not really happy with the scratches that the dogs are leaving in it. What can I cover it with that will hold up to the weather and the dogs?

For more details and the answer, CLICK HERE:

E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
Finishing Wood with Alan Noel

wood finishing Spontaneous Combustion

According to the dictionary, Spontaneous Combustion is the "self-ignition of combustible material through chemical action (as oxidation) of its constituents." Within the realm of finishing, the possibility of spontaneous combustion is always something to be aware of.

Here are SEVEN tips to avoid spontaneous combustion in your shop:



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Woodworking Tool Catalog

Our latest Woodworking Catalog is available to browse online!

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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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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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Clearance

Inside This Issue
Complete Manual of Woodworking Book Review
Tips from Sticks-in-the-Mud Woodshop
Show Us Your Shop
Building an Electric Bass Guitar, Part 2
The Down to Earth Woodworker
Q&A: Protecting Finish from Dogs
Tool Review: Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-Tipped Bandsaw Blades
Project Ideas: Wine Glass Cabinet
Show Us Your Stuff
Show Us Your Carving
FINISHING: Spontaneous Combustion
SAFETY: Cutting Small Parts Safely

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 the workshop of Glenn Miller in Walton, NY.

CLICK HERE to take a closer look at Glenn's shop:
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By Steven D. Johnson
Racine, Wisconsin


New Clamps Take Center Stage

Hot Melt Glue

Woodworking and Food Making

Next Month

Steven Johnson Picture This month, Steve finds a new type of clamp that he absolutely loves, demonstrates the advantage of a hot glue gun in a mock glue-up, celebrates the every-day farmer, and discusses what's coming up for the Down to Earth Woodworker.

CLICK HERE to read more:
Don't Miss Out on
Woodworking in America
September 12-14


Woodworking in America 2014

This year's WIA conference in Winston-Salem, NC will be one of the best ever, featuring great teachers and (Fri. & Sat. only) a delightful tradeshow for woodworkers.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Woodworkers Wanted for Submissions
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Our September Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month:
271 Small Router Planes


Lie-Nielsen 271 Small Router Planes

Until recently, Lie-Nielsen offered a single small router plane, the #271. There is now an additional version in their arsenal, the #271-CT. Lee Laird discusses the differences between the two and their advantages with this month's Lie-Nielsen Tool of the Month.

Read Lee Laird's blog post about the 271 Small Router Planes:

Take a closer look at the Lie-Nielsen Lie-Nielsen 271 Small Router Planes:
The Highland Woodworker Web TV
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SawStop PCS Tablesaw Thinking of getting a SawStop
for your workshop?


Your fingers are worth it!
SawStop PCS Tablesaw
  In the U.S., a tablesaw
  accident happens
  EVERY 9 MINUTES!




BOOK REVIEW:
Complete Manual of Woodworking


complete manual of woodworking Review by
J. Norman Reid
Delaplane, VA


The fact that this 1989 classic, newly released for 2014, has gone through 14 re-printings attests to its enduring value as a basic reference resource for woodworkers. It is, and remains, one of the most comprehensive and thorough reference sources on all things woodworking.

READ the rest of the review here:


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, Curtis, and Chris demonstrate some of our most popular products for your benefit in these tours.

Click below to take a behind-the-scenes tour with Morton of our retail woodworking store in Atlanta, GA:


Highland Woodworking Store Tour

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!



This Month on
The Highland Blog



The Village Carpenter

Almost every time I go to the High, my first stop is the book section. I love the books for a couple of reasons, one of which is budgetary. I have almost all the moderately priced tools in the store, so the books offer a chance for a little vicarious woodworking at a moderate price. Last time I was there I bought a neat little book originally published in 1937 — The Village Carpenter by Walter Rose.

CLICK HERE to read Terry's opinions on the book:


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Complete Starter Guide to Whittling

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling You can whittle just about anything, the only limit is your imagination. Itis so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book.

Woodworker's Pocket Reference Guide, 2nd Edition

Woodworker's Pocket Reference Guide Conveniently sized to fit a shop apron, this handy DIY reference is packed with tips and answers to all of your woodworking questions in an easy-to-read, quick-to-find format. Woodworker's Pocket Reference, Second Edition offers at-a-glance access to everything the woodworking professional or hobbyist needs to know regarding wood, fasteners, joints, shop math, finishing, hand tools, power tools, shop set up, sharpening, safety, and much more.

Order these books from us during September 2014 for 33% off list price.

Click here for more details and to LOOK INSIDE each of the books:

NEW 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.

See why it is the ideal dust solution for woodworkers:


Our highly popular
Flexible Arm Magnetic
LED Work Light is
ON SALE for $49.99
only thru Sept. 10, 2014


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:


Tormek Wet Grinder Savings

Save $60 on our
Tormek T-3 Wet Grinder


While our limited supply lasts, purchase the Tormek T-3 from us for only $339.99 (reg. $399.99) and start enjoying the accuracy and versatility it will bring to your workshop.

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Woodpeckers Angle Gauge

Woodpeckers OneTime Tool – Angle Gauge

We are now accepting orders for the Woodpeckers Angle Gauge, a limited-edition OneTime Tool that will be produced in a single production run for delivery in December, 2014. It's an ideal solution for checking your bevel angle when sharpening chisels and plane irons.

DEADLINE TO ORDER is Sept. 8, 2014:


Triton Router Sale

FREE Belt Sander
with purchase of our
Triton 3-1/4 HP Router


This extremely versatile 3-1/4 HP plunge router is great for hand-held use, and is also very convenient to use in a router table.

While supplies last, you'll also receive FREE a Triton Compact Belt Sander worth $79.

CLICK HERE for more info:


NEW Steel City Industrial-Duty
Low-Speed Grinder


Steel City Low Speed Industrial Bench Grinder Save with our Upgrade Package Deal. We've added the items you need to get the most out of this industrial duty low speed grinder. It's a great solution for safely shaping and sharpening your turning tools as well as other edge tools.

CLICK HERE for more info:


Lie-Nielsen/Tormek Sweepstakes Winner Revealed! Kevin Meske Congratulations to Kevin Meske, winner of our Lie-Nielsen/Tormek Sweepstakes! Read our interview with Kevin about his woodworking background and what he plans to do with his new tools.

CLICK HERE to read Kevin's interview:
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This new DVD archive contains every article in the 237 issues of Fine Woodworking magazine published in the past 38 years. Easily search and view an entire generation's worth of woodworking wisdom. While supplies last, save $30 off the $99.95 list price.

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Electric Bass Guitar

Building an Electric Bass Guitar: Part 2 - Creating the Neck

By Lee Laird
Austin, TX


In Part 2 of his Electric Bass Guitar build, Lee faces the critical decision of whether to build his Bass with a neck-through body, or have a separate neck that connects to the Bass’s body.

Find out which design choice he goes with HERE:
Project Ideas: Building a Wine Glass Cabinet

By Forrest Bonner
Huntington Beach, CA


It started with a request from my wife that we need more storage area for dish ware, and then it turned into a wine glass cabinet. Within this article I will go through the process I took to build this project so hopefully you can build one yourself.

CLICK HERE to read more about the project:
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TOOL REVIEW:
Lenox Tri-Master Carbide-Tipped Bandsaw Blade


By Jeffrey Fleisher
New Market, VA


The Lenox Tri-Master Carbide Tipped Bandsaw Blade gives me a cut surface that looks like it just came off of my planer. It is accurate, stable and provides an exceptional cut.

CLICK HERE to read more:


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.

CLICK HERE for more info:


WOOD SLICER Testimonial

Wood Slicer resawing blade Six months ago I purchased your Wood Slicer blade for my 14” bandsaw but I never got around to putting it on my saw. Today I was cutting some 7” stock with my old blade and was very frustrated that I couldn’t get a quality cut. I was about to give up when I decided to put the Wood Slicer on and try one more time. I was completely shocked by the results. The saw tracked perfectly, it took no effort to push the stock, there was no bowing, and the finish cut was very smooth. My bandsaw has never given me results like this in the past even when I tried numerous other new blades. I don’t know how you did it, but you have a truly terrific product. Thank you!
-Kipp Lanman

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