January 31, 2012
This week's lesson in woodworking was a little low key. I hunkered down to get caught up in my drafting. I made some headway and I think I’ll be able to start making some sawdust next week. It will be my first real assignment: build a frame, with an added rail in the middle,...
January 25, 2012
OK, sports fans, it’s time for the last stop in the country-wide search for 12 finalists. The folks from Canada’s Handyman Challenge have hit Vancouver and Halifax, and now they are in Toronto. The Big Smoke brought close to 300 applicants and their plywood projects to the...
January 18, 2012
After last week’s episode in Vancouver, the host and judges are in Halifax to find the East Coast’s top four handymen. As with the West Coast competition, the Halifax event started with a group of approximately 50 folks presenting their projects made from one 4x8 sheet of...
January 13, 2012
Tips to help you through your first handcut dovetail.
January 11, 2012
Canada’s Handyman Challenge—it’s a search for the country’s handiest person. The judges for this contest are well known to anyone who’s ever lingered on HGTV: Mike Holmes, Bryan Baeumler and Scott McGillivray. Helping them out on the hosting side of things is former...
January 6, 2012
Mike Holmes, Scott McGillivray and Bryan Baeumler—they've been called the three wise men of home renovations. So, when I met with these makeover magi this past summer on the set of Canada's Handyman Challenge, I thought I'd explore this idea a bit further. I asked each one...
December 9, 2011
Your old instrument might be lying to you.
November 25, 2011
Yesterday was setup day for the Canadian Home Workshop Show. It went a little like this:
"Can you say 'oops?'"
"Well, do you have the 12 drillpresses, three mitre saws, six scrollsaws, spindle sanders, belt sanders, palms sanders and drills?"
"Well neither do...
November 23, 2011
A free blade for you, a project your child can build and more.