May 312007

This weekend the Virgina-Highland Civic Association will be hosting Summerfest right here in our neighborhood. When you come in for woodworking supplies, take some extra time to check out the festival. For more information, click on the logo.


Summerfest celebrates the beginning of summer with diverse arts, great food, live musical performances and much more. The festival takes place along Virginia Avenue, in the heart of historic Virginia-Highland.
Voted the “Best Neighborhood Festival” in Creative Loafing and consistently revered by art professionals as one of the best artists’ markets in the southeast, Summerfest is a great event for the entire family. Make sure you stick around and explore the unique shopping and eclectic dining throughout the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.

If you are coming in early to shop or take a class, be advised that there will be a 5K Fun Run in the neighborhood. Some streets will be blocked off from about 7:45am until about 9:00am. Click here for a map of the race route.


May 312007


Hey everybody, today is the last day of the Festool Domino Introductory Pricing promotion! On June 1st, the Domino tool, all Domino packages and the Domino Cutter & Tenon Assortment all go up by $40. Place your order before midnight to take advantage of this offer.

May 302007

PBS plans to premier a new woodworking show early next year. It”s called Woodworking Together and is hosted by Gail O’Rourke. See the details and trailer below.

“Woodworking Together” is the first new woodworking show to come to public television in more than 10 years and features the very first woman to host a true woodworking show, Boston-area cabinetmaker Gail O’Rourke.
Our show is geared toward woodworkers of all skill levels, with a special emphasis on beginners.
Woodworking Together will premiere nationwide on PBS stations in January of 2008.

Good luck Gail. It’s always great to have more woodworking on TV.

May 252007

Who has the best tool-triggered vacs around? We do! Fine Homebuilding says that we have the best vacs around.

OK, that’s not quite what they said, but they rated the Fein Turbo II Vac is their “Author’s Choice for Best Value”.


Fine Homebuilding also says that their “Author’s Choice for Best Overall” is the Festool CT33!


The best in the business are both available at Highland Woodworking.

I’ve had my Fein Turbo II for 9 years now and I love it! Now that I’ve used a Festool, I’m considering adding it to my shop. Not to replace the Fein, but to cover the other end of the shop.


May 242007


Hey everybody, there’s only one week left in the Festool Domino Introductory pricing promotion! On June 1st, the Domino tool, all Domino packages and the Domino Cutter & Tenon Assortment all go up by $40. If you are considering a Festool Domino, take advantage of this special pricing while it lasts.

May 182007


As I blogged a few weeks ago, I visited Leigh Industries to tour the factory and see some new products, like this one.

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The New Side Stop Fence for the Leigh Frame Mortise and Tenon jig is a big step forward. It is much larger than the original side stop, it easier to adjust for vertical and angled use. It can even serve to steady your workpiece and prevent vibration during mortise routing. For all of the details, check out the bulletin on this product from Leigh. It is a PDF, so you’ll need Abobe Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, you can get it at the link below.
All of the FMT jigs now shipping include the new Side Stop. If you have an older FMT, you can upgrade for only $14.99.
Download Leigh Bulletin