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Know your Local Tool Store

Here at CHW, we often get the inside scoop on tools directly from the folks that make them. But we, as I’m sure most of you do too, still get get a lot of information from your nearest tool shop. The store that is literally down the street from me is Atlas Machinery. I stopped...

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Three Small Essentials for your Shop

Our technical editor Steve Maxwell has put out a video on three small tools that are indispensable in his shop. Three Shop Essentials What tools do you have that punch above their weight?

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Low-flow Faucets

If you have an old kitchen faucet, that piece of hardware could be letting water through at 20 to 50 l/minute. Sure, we all like the classics, but that dinosaur has to go. I mean, that kind of faucet doesn’t meet today’s standards. The maximum flow rate set by the Canadian...

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Book Review: New Masters of the Wooden Box

                    Now, don’t get hung up on the traditional image of a box: you know, five sides and a lid. The 34 craftsmen and women featured in New Masters of the Wooden Box sure aren’t limited to a “boxy”...

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DIY Network in Canada

Almost 10 years after the DIY Network launched in the Untied States, the station for handy folks has made it to Canada. Now, just less than a month old, the DIY Network Canada (you know it’s Canadian because there’s a maple leaf dotting the ‘I’ in DIY) is bringing you...

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Stanley Works and Black & Decker: The First Mega-Tool Company

Stanley’s new sweetheart isn’t just its block plane, but a Maryland-based maker of power tools. Yesterday, Stanley Works announced that it would buy Black & Decker. This deal will create “the largest U.S. tool maker.” Stanley Works includes such brands as FatMax,...

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Check Out Canadian Woodshop News & Review

Our regular contributors Michael Kampen, Don Kondra and Gord Graff have a website of their own called Canadian Woodshop News & Review. They have tool news, reviews and video. Looks great guys. Keep up the good...

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James Krenov, 1920-2009

Woodworker and founder of the College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture Program James Krenov died this Wednesday. His influence was wide ranging and includes our own Steve Maxwell. “Although I’ve never made anything that copied his style,” Steve says, “Krenov’s ways of...

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Stanley, Sports and New Tools

Some days at the CHW office are tough. Today was not one of those days. The folks at Stanley unveiled some new tools this afternoon…in the press box at a Blue Jays game. I know: nice work if you can get it. The first tools to catch my eye were the Sweetheart planes. That’s ...

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Oscillating Multi-Tool Test in the Works

Here’s a sneak peek at something that will appear in an upcoming issue: a test of oscillating multi-tools. The machines getting put through their paces are the Fein Multimaster, the Bosch PS50, the Dremel Multi-Max, the Rockwell SoniCrafter and the King oscillating multi-tool. ...

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