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FEATURED PROJECT
Build a curved floor lamp
Build a curved floor lamp

Dark winter evenings can be lit up nicely with this bent floor lamp. Great for reading and adding ambiance to a room, this project will also teach you a lot about bent laminating.

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TOOL YOUR SHOP
6 trigger/spreader clamps tested
6 trigger/spreader clamps tested

Learn what trigger clamps are the best suited to your shop and for the work you do.

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MEMBER BENEFITS
Member exclusive giveaways
Member exclusive giveaways

To be included in our next prize draw for a Festool TID 18 Impact Screwdriver & TPC 18 Percussion Drill set, join or renew your membership by February 29, 2024.

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FREE CONTEST ENTRY
Win a MPOWER CRB7 Combination Router Base Mega Bundle
Win a MPOWER CRB7 Combination Router Base Mega Bundle

The CRB7 Combination Router Base is no ordinary router jig. It’s a versatile system that offers excellent control through a multitude of routing operations.

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FROM ROB'S BENCH
Rob Brown: professional cyclist
Rob Brown: professional cyclist

I do a fair bit of cycling and try to stay active. Working in the shop is very much in keeping with that way of life, but sitting in front of my computer, editing and writing, sure isn’t.

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TOOL REVIEW
18-gauge brad nailers
18-gauge brad nailers

The marketplace is full of 18-gauge brad nailers, but how do you know which one is right for you? Here we compare some of the common features such as weight, depth-of-drive control, trigger style, magazine construction, ease of jamb clearing, and also put all the nailers through a performance test.

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HOME IMPROVEMENT
HomeInOn – shop and garage floor coverings
HomeInOn – shop and garage floor coverings

Concrete and plywood are common options for shop floors, but concrete may be too hard on your body, while plywood likely isn’t durable enough to stand the test of time. Learn about some other options that can be used to support you and your machinery for years to come.

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TOP TEN LISTS
Top 10 Finishing Accessories
Top 10 Finishing Accessories

Along with your favourite topcoats, dyes and stains, these accessories will help make finishing your next projects easier and quicker.

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CURRENT ISSUE
Issue 147 December January 2024
December January 2024

On sale in stores now

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COPMANY NEWS
Shoug Sugi Ban pine wood cladding
Shoug Sugi Ban pine wood cladding
Sponsored

Natural, recyclable, durable and beautiful interior/exterior siding.

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Know Your Tools
Track saws
Track saws

A track saw (aka ‘plunge saw’) is a type of circular saw that makes precise straight cuts by means of a metal track (aka ‘guide rail’).

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MEET THE MAKER
Melanie Hamilton
Melanie Hamilton

Rothesay, New Brunswick furniture maker Melanie Hamilton on planting trees, female woodworkers and being shameless about self-promotion.

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