Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell lives on Manitoulin Island, Ontario and has worked remotely as technical editor of Canadian Home Workshop since 1990. He uses his experience as a cabinetmaker, carpenter and stonemason to prepare projects for the magazine, to write stories of his own, and to test and review products and tools in his workshop. Steve has a readership of about 2 million people across Canada and the US, and takes photos and creates videos to accompany his work.

When Steve’s not working with words, wood and stone, he likes to spend time gardening, cutting firewood, and showing his five kids how to make things.

Recent Articles and Blog Posts

Benchmark Shark utility knife

Every few months, a manufacturer sends me a new design of utility knife to test. So far, none have been able to sway my allegiance for my favourite models made by Olfa. After unsuccessfully attempting to usurp the throne, I...

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A fine sanding

What would make your random-orbit sander work better? Most workshoppers would hope for smoother results with less airborne dust; and you can realize this with the European-made Abranet system. Abranet discs are made of...

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