Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks to homeowners about how to build a safe and fun wooden play area for children on their back lawn.Continue Reading
UPDATED + videos below 8May2020 Q: I bought plans to build a workbench and the instructions mentions making the top from quartersawn lumber to guard against warping and cupping. I don’t know what quartersawing is. I plan to use 2x6s for the top, […]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 […]Continue Reading
*NATURE: See a massive, newly hatched cecropia moth.
*HOMEBUILDING: Cut and install fancy sidewall shingles.
*WOODWORKING: Save money making trim and molding.
*POWER TOOLS: Learn the basics of choosing and using a drill.
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Sometimes a little creative thinking is all you need to make good things happen in the workshop. It doesn’t necessarily take money to buy tools. Click below to see how an ordinary belt sander works well as a stationary edge […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 23APR2020: 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 to me. A home-made, wooden walking stick you whittle yourself is another matter. […]Continue Reading
Steve shares his top 5 tips and tricks for developing woodworking and home renovation skills.Continue Reading
There’s something satisfying about a solid, classic stair railing. That’s why I like what they call “box newel” railings. The name comes from the frame-and-panel newel posts that support the railing at each end. Click above for a 10-minute […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 9Apr2020: Cordless tools have been at the leading edge of the building scene for decades, but not everyone who embraces cordless tools are leading edge people. Take the Amish for instance. Although they call themselves “the plain people”, they […]Continue Reading
Face frames are cabinet parts that surround door and drawer openings. The narrow pieces of wood that you see running horizontally and vertically in this photo of some of my kitchen cabinets are face frames. Click above to watch […]Continue Reading