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.
UPDATED 28APR2017: I’m seeing more and more people walking with canes & walking sticks these days, but none of the factory-made, metal sticks look all that interesting. A home-made, wooden walking stick you whittle yourself is another matter. Even a simple […]Continue Reading
*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.
Ensure you’re not lamenting over your laminate flooring choice. Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks about this fast and easy to install flooring.Continue Reading
UPDATED 21APR2017: Home generators can make up for a sad reality of life these days. The reliability of our electricity supply isn’t what it used to be. Utility companies have cut back on line maintenance and sometimes electricity demand across North […]Continue Reading
*WOOD FINISHING: See unique approach 6 months later.
*HORSES: Watch a liberty horse work clinic on Manitoulin Island.
*PINE CHEST: The main reason milk paint is so good.
*WOODWORKING: Watch quick lesson on how to cut miters.
UPDATED 5Jun2017: Cheap lumber meant for framing houses is the least expensive source of wood, and some of it also happens to be great for building fine woodworking projects of all kinds. Hard to believe? Perhaps, but it’s true. Even experienced woodworkers are often surprised […]Continue Reading
Q: Can I install recessed light fixtures in a cathedral ceiling? There’s insulation right above the drywall, and I understand that recessed light fixtures need to have clearance around them because of the heat they generate. What can I do? A: […]Continue Reading
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