September 8, 2009
Master craftsman and regular CHW contributor Hendrik Varju has just released two new instructional woodworking DVDs. Both Working with Plywood and Wood Science & Design are available through Hendrik’s website, Passion for Wood.
Here’s a description from...
September 3, 2009
Reader interaction keeps CHW sharp. The latest example: reader Todd Robertson from London, Ont., caught Steve Maxwell’s discussion of tracksaws. Steve mentioned products by DeWalt, Makita and Festool. The story reminded Todd of the EZ Smart System by Eurekazone. Todd...
August 28, 2009
I don’t mean to be a downer, but September is just a few days away, which means the end of the outdoor DIY season is not too far behind. Some of us are feeling the pressure to get those outdoor projects done. Maybe there were delays or something took longer than expected....
August 27, 2009
So last week, like many of us, I was away on vacation. My wife and I took off to the wilds of Algonquin Park for some canoeing and random moose sightings. It was a chance to get away from it all, leave things like work, especially work, behind. I was quite surprised that on the...
August 26, 2009
Reader Barbara emailed wondering about a butterfly table we once ran. Well, here it is for everyone to enjoy
August 12, 2009
Inspection and detection tools are looking more and more like stuff out of Q’s lab.
For its second generation of inspection camera, Ridgid has come out with the microEXPLORER. Where the first SeeSnake simply...
July 30, 2009
I spoke with Gordie Wornoff today. He’s a carpenter and freecycler. On September 14, you’ll be able to watch him and six others convert an old loft into a high-end live/work space with found materials only. The show is aptly called Junk Raiders. Currently, I have a broken...
July 20, 2009
File this one under “What took took them so long to figure this out?” Bernzomatic’s trigger-start hose torch gets the flame away from the tank and makes things a lot more manoeuvrable. I mean, you’ve been there too, right? Moving a propane canister and tube into an...
July 16, 2009
One of the disadvantages of working at CHW is that you can’t enter CHW contests. And I really wish I could enter this one.
But you, you lucky CHW reader, can enter to win a weekend in the workshop with our master craftsman Ryan Shervill. You need to fill out some personal info...
June 23, 2009
Everywhere I look, people are finding extracurricular uses for their tools. And by “extracurricular,” I mean “racing.” A few weeks ago, when I was hanging out with the Tool Group of Canada, they were racing tape measures. The folks over at CopTool just had their first...