February 25, 2009
Time for a preview of the projects you’ll be able to build at the Canadian Home Workshop Show.
For those less than 18 years old, you can gain some scroll-saw skills as you make this wooden car. Other tools that our experts will show you how to use are a drillpress and spindle...
February 24, 2009
It’s no secret that we’re fans of the SawStop here at CHW. Our own Michael Kampen has sacrificed a hotdog from his own fridge to see the saw’s safety system kick in. (Actually, it wasn’t much of a sacrifice on the wiener front; it was the saw blade that was...
February 23, 2009
The last few weeks, we’ve been getting into high gear for the Canadian Home Workshop Show, now only four days away! As always, we’re excited about all the great stuff going on over the weekend.
One feature that I’m definitely going to check out is the Master’s ...
January 28, 2009
The Conservative government dropped its budget yesterday and it encourages Canadians to get their sod on…or their driveways resurfaced…or their new decks built…even at their cottages!
January 26, 2009
Part of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s latest economic stimulus package has something for keep Canadians renovating. The details haven’t been set out fully just yet, but the program is meant to get consumers hiring tradespeople.
[The prime minister ] said the Conservatives...
January 23, 2009
Jonathan Yuhas, a weather man in Minneapolis, Minn., shows how you can pound in nails when the mercury falls to -25°C: use an bammer. That’s right. Bammer.
(Banana — anana) + (hammer — h) = Bammer
I’m guessing CNN doesn’t use special effects so this demo is...
January 19, 2009
A recent blackout had me reaching for a propane torch, and it wasn’t for warmth.
What I learned this past weekend is that you shouldn’t assume that a power outage is a short one. While you can bet the folks at your local utility are scrambling to get the power back, don’t...
January 13, 2009
Skil Power Tools has a series of videos to introduce you to the company’s tools. The latest, demonstrating Skil’s 16€³ scrollsaw, is solid, but, well…left me wanting more than list of tool features. Why not give me a little something on scrollsaw technique if I’m...
January 12, 2009
Let me tell you why I’m very excited about this blog.
For each issue of Canadian Home Workshop, we gather together the best stories, projects and reviews. Sometimes the tough part about this process is deciding what’s in and what’s out of the magazine. But with this blog,...