Considering a new roof for your house this spring? Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, gives a quick overview of three interesting roofing options.Continue Reading
UPDATED 22MAY2017 Q: How should my husband and I choose an architect? We’ve bought five acres of waterfront property that’s blessed with interesting topography. We envision a small, green home, perhaps using water reclamation technology and solar energy, incorporating local […]Continue Reading
Classic brick designs offer some of the most interesting and enduring architectural details you’ll find anywhere. But brick alone isn’t necessarily all that interesting. For stunning visual results, the colour, texture, style and arrangement of brick needs to be used in creative […]Continue Reading
*BIRDS OF PREY: See where a pair of ospreys choose to nest.
*WATER WELL: Watch the birth of a great source of pure water.
*WOODWORKING: Learn how to scribe wood for nice, tight fit.
*GREAT TOOLS: See three great ones from this 2009 video.
UPDATED 6MAY2017: If you’re gearing up for deck building, constructing a dock, picnic table, gazebo or verandah this season, you should know how much hand-held circular saws have improved. The best cordless models these days are every bit as effective as […]Continue Reading
*COTTAGE LIFE: The easiest way ever to prime a water pump.
*MOLD CONTROL: Kill mold safely, forever and without bleach.
*TOOLS: See why impact drivers are the kings of screw driving.
*BUILDING: Learn to use a garden hose as a building level.
*CONSTRUCTION: Learn to layout a square foundation properly.
*TOOLS: See rare footage of behind-the-scenes chopsaw testing.
*PAINTING: Discover the right way to use masking tape.
*WOODWORKING: Install & adjust jointer knives accurately.
The world of saw blades is like poker. The longer the hand goes on, the higher the stakes get. The made-in-Italy Diablo Tracking Point blade is a perfect example. It’s the newest blade to hit the market and it’s the […]Continue Reading
I got the chance to check out Milwaukee’s new (as of March 2017) wide blade tapes and I thought you might like to see what I discovered. These 16′ and 25′ tapes are the most recent example of evolutionary improvement in […]Continue Reading
*TOOLS: See a great circular saw blade in action against steel.
*CONSTRUCTION: See a little item makes high-rises safer.
*WOOD FINISHING: See milk paint problem and solution.
*METALWORKING: The amazing power of water jet cutting.