A tool system for the novice DIYer
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A tool system for the novice DIYer

As a homeowner, I promised myself I would be a DIYer and not leave all the repairs up to my husband. But as a petite woman, and...


A recip with zip
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A recip with zip

Every so often a tool comes along that is so useful and adaptable to different jobs that you find yourself reaching for it all the...


A jig that lets you cut corners
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A jig that lets you cut corners

One of the best ways of cutting curved parts is with a router, so I recently added an excellent router jig to my arsenal of tools....


Stanley mobile project centre
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Stanley mobile project centre

For years, I've used an old door with folding table legs as a jobsite worktable. It makes a great work surface, but it is heavy...


Tools – Asian influence
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Tools - Asian influence

While some woodworkers swear by their Western handsaws, others haven't looked back since they turned east. Dozukis and other...


Tool-borrowing etiquette
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Tool-borrowing etiquette

My question: should I return the two ancient pulleys I borrowed from a friend 12 years ago, back when I was planning to put...


Tighten up your loose-tenon joinery
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Tighten up your loose-tenon joinery

With loose-tenon joinery, getting consistent and accurate results with a plunge router can be difficult. But with the Mortise Pal...


Tool review: The MJ splitter
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Tool review: The MJ splitter

If you're still operating a tablesaw without some form of stock splitter, stop everything. You may have already experienced that...


Dowelmax tool review
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Dowelmax tool review

I first saw the Dowelmax at the Canadian Home Workshop Show last March and was so impressed by the demonstration that I had to get...


Diamonds are a grit’s best friend
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Diamonds are a grit's best friend

Dull tools make for difficult work. To combat this problem, I recently equipped myself with a fantastic diamond sharpening system...

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