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February 16, 2009

Roy Underhill Opens New Woodworking School in North Carolina

royshop.jpg Roy Underhill, the master woodworker and historian famous for his long-running PBS television show "The Woodwright's Shop," has announced the opening of his new woodworking school, "The Woodwright's School" in Pittsboro, NC. HIs first one-day classes will begin Feb. 28, 2009.

Roy has equipped the fully functional shop with traditional woodworking workbenches and hand tools for use by up to 10 students at a time. For the shop he has chosen full-size Hoffman & Hammer premium German workbenches which are available in the U.S. only through Highland Woodworking in Atlanta, or via their website at www.highlandwoodworking.com .

The first class on February 28 will be a busy day of hand tool joinery. Under Roy's tutelage, students will learn to cut dovetail joints as well as mortise and tenon joints using traditional hand tool methods. This same one-day class will be repeated on March 1, March 7 and March 8. Cost for each of these introductory classes is only $95.00 for those signing up in advance.

Anyone interested in receiving more information about events at the Woodwright's School should email Roy at woodwrightroy@gmail.com .

February 10, 2009

Sam Maloof-Inspired Rocking Chair Seminar with Charles Brock
Feb. 28 - March 1

woodworking toolsHighland Woodworking will host chairmaker Charles Brock of Columbus, GA for a seminar in Atlanta February 28-March 1, 2009. During the two-day event, Mr. Brock will demonstrate the intricacies of replicating the style of rocking chair made famous by woodworking legend Sam Maloof.

Mr. Maloof, who recently celebrated his 93rd birthday at his home in Alta Loma, California, is widely regarded as the most respected furniture maker alive today. His elegant chair designs are admired and sought after by artists, world government and business leaders, as well as craftsmen of every skill level. His signature walnut rocking chairs are on display at the Smithsonian and in use at the White House.

Charles Brock combines his skill as a craftsman with outstanding teaching and communication skills to make this challenging project approachable for the amateur woodworker. A Maloof-inspired chair combines the rich beauty of walnut lumber with the subtle grace of line and curve, using joinery techniques perfected long ago by Mr. Maloof.

Students attending Mr. Brock's weekend demonstration will learn how to sculpt the saddle of the chair, how to attach the legs utilizing Mr. Maloof's unique visible joinery techniques, and how to carve the hard and soft lines of the legs, arms, headrest and back spindles using bandsaw, spokeshave, rasp and scrapers. Mr. Brock will take the mystery out of creating the signature cyma curved laminated rockers with ebony and maple highlights, and will demonstrate preparing surfaces for an extraordinary oil and hand rubbed beeswax finish.

A separate Friday evening design lecture, "Form Follows Function" precedes the weekend seminar, and is included for those enrolled in the weekend event. Registration information for both the Friday lecture and weekend seminar is available at highlandwoodworking.com, or by calling 800-241-6748.

February 6, 2009

Fein Multimaster FREE Demonstration Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fein Multimaster
Fein Multimaster FREE Demonstration Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 10:00am

You've probably seen the Fein Multimaster infomercial on late-night TV. Come see the real thing in action at Highland Woodworking this Saturday, Feb. 7. FEIN's engineers have added almost every conceivable function to this safe, vibration-free power tool. The Fein Multimaster is truly one of those rare tools that earns the undisputed title of "the best there is". It's a great sander, bringing fast, high-quality finishing into places that no full-size sander can reach. Fein's industrial-quality 2.3 amp motor (variable speed) drives the machine spindle at speeds from 11,000 to 20,000 opm, making this far and away the most efficient and smoothest-running tool in its class. With accessories, it's a saw that cuts wood and metal, scrapes paint, performs precision sanding, and much more. It can save you both time and money on a wide variety of home improvement and repair jobs. Come see it in action. We think you'll be impressed. Join us for a fun and educational visit to Highland Woodworking's unique Atlanta store.

All Saturday morning demonstrations take place in Highland Woodworking's retail store in Atlanta, Georgia and begin at 10:00am Eastern Time.

Map and Directions to Highland Woodworking
1045 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306.

February 3, 2009

Steel City Bandsaw, a great package deal at Highland Woodworking

Steel City Bandsaw

The Steel City Bandsaw just got a great deal better! We've bundled together our heavy duty bandsaw rip fence and 12" bandsaw height attachment with the Steel City bandsaw (14" model 50100) which also includes a big 1.5 HP motor (115/230V), enclosed steel stand, magnetic work light, built-in mobile base, large cast iron table, ergonomic safety switch, ball bearing blade guides, 2-speed drive system and 5-year warranty.

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This Steel City Bandsaw works great resawing hardwood lumber up to 12" wide when paired with our optional Wood Slicer bandsaw resawing blade. The Wood Slicer also comes in dozens of different lengths and gives outstanding results with most other bandsaw brands as well.

Steel City Bandsaw Package Deal available while limited supply lasts. Freight charges extra.