Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement

Finger Joint

Wood Joinery: The finger joint is a router joint that not only adds strength to glued-up boards, it can extend your scraps by joining them together end to end for ... READ MORE

12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have

Shop Skills: If you can open your eyes to what else your tools can do, you will start to look at your cherished tool collection in a whole new light. ... READ MORE

Craft a Timeless Rocking Chair

Heirloom Project: A rocker is on just about every woodworker’s ‘bucket list’. If you can appreciate smooth, subtle curves and are up for a challe... READ MORE

Tung Oil: Debunking the Myths

Wood Finishing: Take a closer look at this common finish; there are many things we can all learn about this ancient, and misunderstood, substance. ... READ MORE

Small Shop Essentials 2018

Small Shop Essentials: Woodworking products to help you tool your shop.... READ MORE

Maple Burl Bowl

Woodworker’s Gallery: Dirk Hoogendoorn of Meaford, Ontario was given a Maple burl by a local logger. It had been laying around for a while and was dark and w... READ MORE

Plane Away the Pounds

And the Weight Whisked Away Like Wood Shavings.... READ MORE

Craft a Curved Wall Cabinet

Heirloom Project: With curved sides, and scalloped, coopered panels on all exposed faces, the stunning details of this James Krenov-inspired cabinet can be en... READ MORE

The Common Wood Screw

Shop Essentials: Go into any building supply store and you’re bound to find the  ubiquitous ‘wood screw’ – the essential fastener that... READ MORE

Build a Charles Rohlfs Rocking Chair

Heirloom Project: This solid and unique rocker will provide many years of enjoyment. It will be the center of attention in any room, and will be handed down throug... READ MORE

General International Variable Speed Maxi-Lathe VF

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Build a Moxon Vise

Weekend Project: This little bench top-helper will lend a hand at a moment’s notice.  ... READ MORE

Top 10 Shop Storage Hacks

Top Ten: Bring these household items into your shop to increase your storage options and get organized like you never thought possible. ... READ MORE

Routing Basics - Part 6: Specialty Bits

Skill Builder: A basic selection of straight, edge profiling, and joinery bits will handle just about all your routing needs. But for jobs that are a bit out of th... READ MORE

Revive, Not Refinish

Wood Finishing: There’s no need to automatically reach for the belt sander when your piece of furniture’s finish has seen better days. To save time and... READ MORE

How to Build Solid Wood Countertops

Home Improvement: Solid wood counters have been around since the beginning of time, and for good reason, as this natural material has proven to be durable, resilie... READ MORE

Which HVLP Spray Finishing System is Right for You?

Wood Finishing: The world of spray finishing can seem daunting at first. Learn about the different types of HVLP spray systems so you can make a purchase with confidence. ... READ MORE

Rough Cuts Canada

One Officer's Quest to Treat P.T.S.D. with Woodworking... READ MORE

Flattening a Bench Top

Shop Skills: A surface that’s out of flat will do nothing but hinder your skills while working with hand tools. Once in a while, every woodworker should take... READ MORE

Make a Twig Trellis

Weekend Project: Toss your tape measure, store your square. This twig trellis is fun and easy to make, especially if you don’t like accuracy. ... READ MORE

Handsaws: Part 1

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Multimaster and Bench Grinder

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Dust Collection for the Home Shop

Shop Tools: There is one thing that all woodworkers share no matter what aspect of woodworking they participate in – as long as you are working with wood, yo... READ MORE

Build an Electric Guitar - Without the Fancy Tools

Instrument Project: If you’ve ever thought of building an electric guitar but didn’t like the idea of needing a number of specialized tools, we’v... READ MORE

Table Tops and Wood Movement

Wood Science: Most people have seen one form or another of failed table tops. Sometimes they crack down the middle. Sometimes they are so badly warped that they&rs... READ MORE

12 Tools to Start Building Fine Furniture

Shop Essentials: If you’re just getting into woodworking, deciding what hand tools to buy first can be a daunting task. Though the first 12 are on us, you wi... READ MORE

Build a Bat House

Outdoor Project: Bats are unrivaled for controlling pests like mosquitoes and for both pollinating plants and dispersing seeds. This simple project will give them ... READ MORE

Tri-Coloured Inlay Bud Vase

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Designing a "Whale" of a Desk

Design Inspiration: One of Canada’s most skilled furniture makers gathers inspiration for his next piece from some of the most unlikely sources. Here’s... READ MORE

Thorne Clamp Jig

Jig Contest: The first winner of the Canadian Woodworking’s Jig Contest is Bill Thorne, an avid woodworker and mechanic from London, Ontario. ... READ MORE

Wine Bottle Puzzle

Wooden Puzzle: To enjoy this wine you have to solve the puzzle. ... READ MORE

Finishing with CA Glue

Wood Finishing: Next time you reach for your CA glue, it can be for finishing a small project, not gluing it together. ... READ MORE

Joining - Part 1

Wood Wisdom: If you had a chance to practice hand planing a rough piece of wood into a finished four-sided component, as described in my last article, you are... READ MORE

Biscuit Joiners

Shop Tools: When it comes to assembling sheet goods, nothing is quite as fast and efficient as a biscuit joiner.  ... READ MORE

Key Holder

Carving Project: Give anybody a knife and a piece of wood and their natural instinct is to start making notches. The art of chip carving is a natural progression o... READ MORE

Power Carve a Serving Dish

Weekend Project: Power carving is a woodworking technique that not many woodworkers know much about. With a bit of knowledge and a healthy dose of practice, you ca... READ MORE

Ladybug Fridge Magnet

Carving Project: Carving this ladybug is simply a matter of rounding a carefully selected piece of butternut. ... READ MORE

Hand Saws

Hand Saws - Download this handy poster that you can put up in your workshop for practical tips on hand saws.... READ MORE

Enhances, Penetrates, Protects, and Beautifies Your Outdoor Projects

Shop News: WOCA Denmark’s Exterior Oil is used for treatment and maintenance of new and previously oiled wood surfaces including decks, fences, garden f... READ MORE

Tool Test

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Handsaws: Part 2

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Ian Laval

Canadian Quotes: ...on using locally sourced woods, restoring a sailboat and ‘cheapo’ products that Canadians seem to love.... READ MORE