May 3, 2012
The tips, tricks and safety procedures you need to comfortably operate a tablesaw
April 23, 2012
Here are CHW HQ we see quite a few new tools and products that should help you around the shop or the house. Most are top-notch. Others, not so much. An example of the latter are Grip Tips, which landed on my desk a few weeks ago. They address a problem I didn't know I had: a...
April 11, 2012
Enter Canadian Home Workshop's Dream Deck Contest and you could win a complete deck prize package!
April 10, 2012
The big news in Toolsville: hand-tool heavy-hitter Stanley now has a power-tool line. Really, this development shouldn't be much of a surprise after we saw DeWalt, Stanley's sibling company, come out with hand tools last year. These new tools will be available in early May at...
February 23, 2012
This is it. The big finale. One of the four contestants will be crowned Canada's handiest. If I had to pick one...well, I couldn't. I think it will be either Mark or Brad. Both have been fairly consistent throughout the competition. Brad seems to have more of the hard handy...
February 15, 2012
Wow. This episode is packed with revelations, missed opportunities and a lot of drama. The remaining six contestants continue the handy showdown in Steel Town. It seems with so few people in the game, the handy folks are under even more scrutiny from the judges.
February 13, 2012
Demo wisdom from the pros
February 8, 2012
The second round of Canada’s Handyman Challenge will see the elimination of two more contestants, bringing the pool from eight to six. Last week, four went home: Normand, East Coast Todd, Carl and Kyle. Before the show, I posted on Twitter the two I thought would be...
February 3, 2012
Finally, I finished my drafting work and could get started on the first project of the class. Using five pieces of poplar, I must create a frame with an extra rail in the middle. This frame will have more joints on it than the Dude: dovetail, rabbet, dado, mortise-and-tenon,...
February 1, 2012
After combing Vancouver, Halifax and Toronto for handy folks, the judges of Canada’s Handyman Challenge have their top 12 contestants. This episode finds the competition in Hamilton and, at the end of the hour, four people will be eliminated.
The contestants head from their...