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Hendrik Varju’s Latest DVDs

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...

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Reader on the EZ Smart System

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...

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A Very Safe Reminder

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....

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Workshop in the Woods

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...

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Plans for a Butterfly Table

                Reader Barbara emailed wondering about a butterfly table we once ran. Well, here it is for everyone to enjoy

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Handy Tool or Spy Gear?

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...

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Salvaging Tips

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...

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Bernzomatic Tigger-Start Hose Torch

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...

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Win a Weekend in the Shop with Ryan Shervill

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...

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Tool Racing

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...

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