Tips/Techniques

>How much solid wood should you buy?

How much solid wood should you buy?

It’s one thing to understand a materials list and project... Read more
>3 simple (yet essential) shop-made router jigs

3 simple (yet essential) shop-made router jigs

Routers can be made even more efficient and accurate with... Read more
>Introduction to Brushless Motors

Introduction to Brushless Motors

Over the past few years just about every new cordless... Read more
>Strong Curved Panels

Strong Curved Panels

Use this technique, combining a coopered solid wood and store-bought... Read more
>3D printers in the workshop

3D printers in the workshop

What are 3D printers and do they have a place... Read more
>Shut offs

Shut offs

This article shows you how to fix shut off gates... Read more
>Turn your router into a jointer

Turn your router into a jointer

Even if you currently have a jointer, there are some... Read more
>The Power of Wedges

The Power of Wedges

The simple yet powerful wedge has been around for more... Read more
>Lasers in the workshop

Lasers in the workshop

Lasers have helped woodworkers and DIYers for years, but now... Read more
>Simple Router Improvements

Simple Router Improvements

The router is a versatile tool. It’s essentially a motor... Read more
>Why You Need an Impact Driver

Why You Need an Impact Driver

There’s no doubt that the impact driver is one of... Read more
>Construction Adhesives

Construction Adhesives

For construction and renovation work, construction adhesives are what hold... Read more
>7 considerations when buying a reciprocating saw

7 considerations when buying a reciprocating saw

Don’t hesitate, reciprocate! Take this crash course on reciprocating saws... Read more
>The jointer

The jointer

Get practical tips on how to use the jointer safely... Read more
>Hammer Small Shop Tips

Hammer Small Shop Tips

Contest Entries: A special thanks to Hammer for sponsoring Canadian Woodworking... Read more
>12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have

12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have

If you can open your eyes to what else your... Read more
>Metal Hand Plane Tune Up

Metal Hand Plane Tune Up

Sometimes an inexpensive plane can be transformed into a useful... Read more
>Kolrosing a Wooden Spoon with a Classic Basket Weave

Kolrosing a Wooden Spoon with a Classic Basket Weave

Kolrosing is a wood decorating technique from the Viking age... Read more
>Introduction to Plywood

Introduction to Plywood

Understand your plywood options before starting on your next furniture,... Read more
>Saving For Special Projects Scraps

Saving For Special Projects Scraps

Rather than consigning them to the garbage, or using them... Read more
>Building furniture from scraps

Building furniture from scraps

Rather than consigning them to the garbage, or using them... Read more
>Buying and Restoring Used Machines – Part 2

Buying and Restoring Used Machines – Part 2

In our last issue we covered some tips on how... Read more
>Buying and Restoring Used Machines – part 1

Buying and Restoring Used Machines – part 1

Here are some tips from someone who repairs machinery professionally... Read more
>7 Steps to Organizing Your Small Shop

7 Steps to Organizing Your Small Shop

Just because your shop space is limited doesn't mean you... Read more
>Sizing Down Sheet Goods with a Shop-Made Saw Guide

Sizing Down Sheet Goods with a Shop-Made Saw Guide

Cutting sheet goods to size can be a daunting task.... Read more
>French Marquetry Techniques

French Marquetry Techniques

Marquetry has been adorning and ornamenting some of the most... Read more
>Learn to Work With Live-Edge Wood

Learn to Work With Live-Edge Wood

Live-edge material is as unique as the tree from which... Read more
>Metalworking for Woodworkers

Metalworking for Woodworkers

A little knowledge and experimentation with metal can reward a... Read more
>13 Simple Ways to Improve Accuracy

13 Simple Ways to Improve Accuracy

It sure is nice when you learn a simple, easy... Read more
>Shop and Jobsite LED Lighting

Shop and Jobsite LED Lighting

To do good work you need good lighting. We look... Read more
>23 Tips on How to Design, Build and Maintain Your Dock

23 Tips on How to Design, Build and Maintain Your Dock

Docks are the focal point of many cottages, cabins and... Read more
>9 Super-Simple Small Shop Hacks

9 Super-Simple Small Shop Hacks

Every woodworker would agree that small shop hacks can make... Read more
>Upcycling: How and Why You Should Start Looking for Century-Old Lumber

Upcycling: How and Why You Should Start Looking for Century-Old Lumber

There are many buildings in Canada that were built in... Read more
>Installing Straight Knife Hinges

Installing Straight Knife Hinges

Most other hinges are easier to install, though no other... Read more
>Making a Louis Cube Design

Making a Louis Cube Design

This type of design is quite easy to create, as... Read more
>Sculpted Joinery

Sculpted Joinery

Take advantage of the sculptural properties of wood with this... Read more
>Shaping a Plane Handle

Shaping a Plane Handle

The most enjoyable aspect of plane-making is the woodworking –... Read more
>Iron-On Veneering

Iron-On Veneering

Learning how to apply veneers with an iron can open... Read more
>The Perfect Sphere: A Well-Rounded Tool

The Perfect Sphere: A Well-Rounded Tool

Turning spheres free-hand is not easy. This jig makes the... Read more
>Maple Key Seed Pod Box

Maple Key Seed Pod Box

The fundamental design of this box is quite simple: a... Read more
>Production for Box Making

Production for Box Making

Making one box is much different than making 100 boxes.... Read more
>Inset pierced carving

Inset pierced carving

Adding small, intricate details, like this Japanese wave motif insert,... Read more
>Curved Stretchers

Curved Stretchers

This set of three side tables, with delicate curved stretchers,... Read more
>Create negative space

Create negative space

Negative space is a design element that is fairly simple... Read more
>Meteor Cabinet

Meteor Cabinet

The contrasting colour of the stones and the carved texture... Read more
>Making Raised and Stacked Inlays

Making Raised and Stacked Inlays

Inlays are often installed flush to a surface, but this... Read more
>Working With Sheet Goods in a Small Shop

Working With Sheet Goods in a Small Shop

Sheet goods are great for many applications in the furniture... Read more
>Flattening a Bench Top

Flattening a Bench Top

A surface that’s out of flat will do nothing but... Read more
>Give Your Clamp Collection a Home

Give Your Clamp Collection a Home

None of us have enough of them, and they all... Read more
>Mastering Grain Graphics

Mastering Grain Graphics

The beauty of working with the wood’s grain lies in... Read more
>Add a Curved Face on a Tapered Leg

Add a Curved Face on a Tapered Leg

We can all make square legs, but what about multiple... Read more
>Wooden Locking Mechanism

Wooden Locking Mechanism

If you are looking to spice up your next project,... Read more
>Adding Texture to Wood

Adding Texture to Wood

Adding texture to a wood surface creates visual and physical... Read more
>Wave Cabinet

Wave Cabinet

A random wave pattern in wood is fairly easy to... Read more
>Working Without Numbers

Working Without Numbers

Working without numbers is all about minimizing the risk of... Read more
>A Unique Way to Wrap Presents

A Unique Way to Wrap Presents

While you’re wrapping presents this year, head to the shop.... Read more
>Mitred-Through Dovetails

Mitred-Through Dovetails

A twist on the original, mitred-through dovetails allow you to... Read more
>Drawer Slides: Bring on the Heavy Metal

Drawer Slides: Bring on the Heavy Metal

Learn about the four most popular types of metal slides,... Read more
>Introduce Your Kids to Woodworking

Introduce Your Kids to Woodworking

Whether it turns into a hobby or a career (or... Read more
>A New Tool for your Toolbox – The Internet

A New Tool for your Toolbox – The Internet

If you’re not familiar with what is available, woodworking wise,... Read more
>Circular wood handles: beautiful and functional

Circular wood handles: beautiful and functional

Instead of installing store-bought handles to doors and drawers, you... Read more
>Top-Notch Drawer

Top-Notch Drawer

Figured wood would have looked great, but this technique adds... Read more
>An Introduction to Stringing and Banding – Part 2

An Introduction to Stringing and Banding – Part 2

Here’s how to add a high-end accent to your furniture... Read more
>An Introduction to Stringing and Banding – Part 1

An Introduction to Stringing and Banding – Part 1

Here’s how to add a high-end accent to your furniture... Read more
>Just Plane Romance

Just Plane Romance

In the age of electric machinery, some woodworkers have forgot... Read more
>Surface Preparation – Hand Planing

Surface Preparation – Hand Planing

Surface preparation is about perfecting your hand skills. Three wonderful... Read more
>Hand-saw Showdown – East vs West: Japanese Style Hand-Saws

Hand-saw Showdown – East vs West: Japanese Style Hand-Saws

With a number of differences between Western and Japanese saws,... Read more
>Hand-saw Showdown – East vs West: Western Style Hand-Saws

Hand-saw Showdown – East vs West: Western Style Hand-Saws

With a number of differences between Western and Japanese saws,... Read more
>Give your work the edge it deserves

Give your work the edge it deserves

Edge treatments help frame a table or cabinet’s top and... Read more
>Small Shop Storage Solutions

Small Shop Storage Solutions

One of the most important aspects of organizing a shop... Read more
>Building Big Things In A Small Space

Building Big Things In A Small Space

Just because you have a small space to create doesn’t... Read more
>Elegant and practical zebrawood vanity

Elegant and practical zebrawood vanity

Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, small is sometimes the... Read more
>Gluing Strategies

Gluing Strategies

Glue-ups don’t have to be nerve-wracking experiences. Some basic material... Read more
>Tuning and Using a Spokeshave

Tuning and Using a Spokeshave

Once you learn how to tune a spokeshave and use... Read more
>Template Routing

Template Routing

Router Skills: You’ll be able to quickly machine multiple parts... Read more
>The Common Wood Screw

The Common Wood Screw

Go into any building supply store and you’re bound to... Read more
>Working With Laminate

Working With Laminate

Learning to work with laminate is a skill that can... Read more
>Three Must-Have Router Bits

Three Must-Have Router Bits

With so many bits available, which ones are the most... Read more
>Raised panel doors

Raised panel doors

There is more than one way to build this common... Read more
>Routing Bits, Jigs and Accessories

Routing Bits, Jigs and Accessories

When you buy a router, you are investing in one... Read more
>Jointing & Surfacing

Jointing & Surfacing

Milling wide long stock on a six or eight inch... Read more
>Router & Bit Care

Router & Bit Care

Keep your router and bits clean to avoid the problems... Read more
>Bent lamination

Bent lamination

Bent laminating is an easily acquired skill that will open... Read more
>Curved panel veneering

Curved panel veneering

Tired of the look of flat doors on your cabinetry... Read more
>Cyclone Dust Collection for a Small Shop

Cyclone Dust Collection for a Small Shop

Cyclone collectors provide an efficient and effective alternative to conventional... Read more
>Rail and Stile Doors

Rail and Stile Doors

There are two things that woodworkers build a lot of:... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 6: Specialty Bits

Routing Basics – Part 6: Specialty Bits

For jobs that are a bit out of the ordinary,... Read more
>The Mighty Mallet

The Mighty Mallet

Roughing out a large carving, or even a medium-sized one,... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 5: Joinery Bits

Routing Basics – Part 5: Joinery Bits

Without a bit, the router is just a fancy paperweight;... Read more
>The Well-Dressed Board

The Well-Dressed Board

How you prepare your stock will have an impact on... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 4: Edge Profiling Bits

Routing Basics – Part 4: Edge Profiling Bits

While square edges on furniture projects are commonplace, they don’t... Read more
>Patterns, Templates & Jigs

Patterns, Templates & Jigs

If you are looking to make your woodworking easier, faster and... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 3: Straight Bits

Routing Basics – Part 3: Straight Bits

The ability to quickly change the bit in a router... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 2: The Router

Routing Basics – Part 2: The Router

The router is one of the few tools that comes... Read more
>Routing Basics – Part 1

Routing Basics – Part 1

Perhaps no more than forty or fifty years ago, grooving,... Read more
>Cutting dados & grooves on the table saw

Cutting dados & grooves on the table saw

Dados and grooves are one of the most basic joints... Read more
>Installing Hinges

Installing Hinges

While hinges may look different from each other, they all... Read more
>Gluing Techniques

Gluing Techniques

In this article we give you shop proven techniques to... Read more
>Installing drawer slides

Installing drawer slides

Mechanical drawer slides offer some major advantages over shop-made wooden... Read more
>Choosing lumber

Choosing lumber

"A Board in the Hand is Worth Two in the... Read more
>The ins and outs of drawer slides

The ins and outs of drawer slides

What holds your possessions and travels miles without ever leaving... Read more
>Easy steps to gluing

Easy steps to gluing

Successful gluing depends on many factors. Learn the basic steps... Read more
>Story sticks

Story sticks

Story sticks have been used in furniture making for a... Read more
>Lumber measurement

Lumber measurement

Most of us buy lumber that is either 'dressed' or... Read more
>Tuning a block plane

Tuning a block plane

Table saws, jointers, planers and other machines are vital tools... Read more
>Canoe repair

Canoe repair

Few things are more Canadian than canoeing. Perhaps more than... Read more
>Scrapers

Scrapers

A card scraper is a thin piece of hard steel... Read more
>Power tool maintenance

Power tool maintenance

Power tools face damaging heat and mechanical stress every time... Read more
>Inlay and banding

Inlay and banding

Adding inlay or banding to an otherwise plain project can... Read more
>Bandsaw circle cutting jig

Bandsaw circle cutting jig

This jig enables you to cut perfect circles of almost... Read more
>Planer and jointer dust hood

Planer and jointer dust hood

We show you the proper design of a hood for... Read more
>Heating your shop

Heating your shop

There are a few things to consider when heating a... Read more
>Shop lighting

Shop lighting

While it is possible to work safely in a cold... Read more
>Mitre saw: extreme make-over part 2

Mitre saw: extreme make-over part 2

This article looks at collecting the dust that is ejected... Read more
>Mitre saw: extreme make-over part 1

Mitre saw: extreme make-over part 1

The mitre saw is very difficult to collect dust... Read more
>Cane seating

Cane seating

This article leads you through the process of replacing a... Read more
>Belt/disc sander

Belt/disc sander

This older floor model belt/disc sander did not have any... Read more
>Carver’s vise

Carver’s vise

In this article, David describes the methods he uses for... Read more
>Reducing router dust

Reducing router dust

Reducing the dust from your router is no easy matter.... Read more
>Cabinet scraper alternative

Cabinet scraper alternative

Sooner or later, most woodworkers have the pleasure of using... Read more
>Featherboard alternative

Featherboard alternative

This featherboard makes work at the table saw easier, safer... Read more
>CAD software review

CAD software review

This article explores seven CAD software packages in order to... Read more
>Restoring hand planes

Restoring hand planes

Buying and restoring old hand planes is economical, educational, practical... Read more
>Design your own projects with CAD

Design your own projects with CAD

There are really two parts to designing your own projects.... Read more
>Custom shipping container

Custom shipping container

Here is an easy and cost effective way to prepare... Read more
>No-hardware drawer pull

No-hardware drawer pull

Have you ever wished that you could build a cabinet,... Read more
>The drill press

The drill press

The drill press is a very versatile machine to have... Read more
>Use your router as a biscuit joiner

Use your router as a biscuit joiner

Many projects need some form of joint. Biscuits not only... Read more
>The thickness planer

The thickness planer

The thickness planer is one of the safest woodworking machines... Read more
>Holding it together

Holding it together

The glue selected to construct any project is as important... Read more
>Router spring removal for Porter-Cable 693

Router spring removal for Porter-Cable 693

Many woodworkers have plunge routers mounted in their router tables... Read more
>Router spring removal for Dewalt 625

Router spring removal for Dewalt 625

Many woodworkers have plunge routers mounted in their router tables... Read more
>The table saw

The table saw

Get practical tips on how to use your table saw... Read more
>Dust collector fans

Dust collector fans

Dust collector fans are material handling fans and, ideally, they... Read more
>Design time

Design time

Prior to the construction of anything, from china cabinets to... Read more
>Hitachi M12V router adjustment

Hitachi M12V router adjustment

Find out how easy it is to adjust your hand... Read more
>Radial-arm saw dust hood

Radial-arm saw dust hood

This article looks at the construction of two different hoods... Read more
>Inlay in minutes

Inlay in minutes

You won’t believe how fast and easy it is to... Read more
>A marriage of textures

A marriage of textures

There are many skills and techniques involved in woodturning: skill... Read more