I’ve noticed that most woodworkers start assessing a board by looking at its face, but if this is where your investigations end, you’re missing out on insights that can lead to a lot of creative control and better woodworking. That’s […]Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, helps homeowners understand how to build sturdy stairs that won’t creak under your feet.Continue Reading
Choosing a generator for outdoor living activities? Models that are ideal for camping, RVing and outdoor events are different than a generator only for power backup or off-grid construction. Watch this detailed video below to see what I mean.Continue Reading
Want to do as good a job as possible installing a subfloor in your basement? Watch the video tutorial up next for real-world tips and tricks.Continue Reading
How happy would you be if your utility company put electricity on sale, offering three kilowatt-hours of power for every one kilowatt-hour you paid for? Too good to be true? Not if you have a heat pump. Modern heat pumps […]Continue Reading
In this week’s video episode, watch how a repairable oil finish is made exceptionally smooth, see the best way to level a surface before buffing, and watch a random orbit sander and buffing pads in actionContinue Reading
The flooring (and subfloor) you choose has a huge impact on how your basement feels and performs, and on indoor air quality. Click below to watch and learn. Planning to finish your basement? As more people are considering working on […]Continue Reading
In this week’s video episode, see why a terrific DEWALT air compressor stopped working, see why it makes sense to fix things rather than throw them away, and learn a few little tricks can make a big difference when it comes to repairing things.Continue Reading
*TOOLS: Watch a Milwaukee tape getting driven over by a truck.
*WOODWORKING: Learn how to sand wood perfectly smooth.
*WOOD FINISHING: Watch my favourite wipe-on poly in action.
*GOOD GEAR: See what makes some wood screws better.
In a world where power tools rule, hand planes still offer the chance to boost the quality of woodworking in ways you might not realize. No matter how good power tools get, there will always be jobs where a well-tuned […]Continue Reading