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February/March 2021 Issue

The Feb/Mar 2021 issue is in the mail to subscribers. You’ll find a range of articles to get you up to speed on routers.

If you’re not a subscriber you can view a free preview. If you like what you see, consider subscribing - you'll get 6 print issues a year along with access to our digital library with more than 120 back issues, and access to more than 60 subscriber-only videos. Or, you can buy a single issue.
Feb/Mar 2021 Issue
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New Year - New Blog

We're pleased to launch a new weekly web column by magazine editor Rob Brown:
Let’s start this year off a bit differently, as the last one didn’t work out quite how we were all hoping! Here we are at the beginning of a new year, and the beginning of this brand-new column I’ll be sharing with you each week. There have been a lot of little woodworking and home improvement topics I’ve never been able to write about, as there was never enough space in the magazine for them.
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Canadian Quotes: Elynyd Benjamin

In the latest issue, we interview maker Elynyd Benjamin of Nelson, BC.
Elynyd Benjamin

Create Your Own Customized Tormek T-8

Sponsored: The Tormek T-8 is the most advanced slow speed water cooled grinding and honing machine on the market. Now you can customize your own T-8, with the "Tormek T-8 Custom", for the specific range of cutting tools that you use.
Tormek T-8

Share Your Woodworking Photos

You are invited to share your woodworking photos with Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement. Only submit photos that you have taken of a project you are making, have made, or of your workshop.

Whether you’re a novice or professional woodworker, we’d love to see your furniture and home improvement projects.
Woodworking Gallery

Build a Blanket Box

Offering much needed bedroom storage space, and a place to sit for a moment, this blanket box design is fun to build and very customizable to your décor. A box like this can be easily scaled up or down and used to store linens, toys, games, clothing...almost anything.

It can be stationary on feet or mobile with added casters. It can have an added cushion for seating, or left plain for simple storage. Materials can be left natural or stained then clear-coated or can be painted for added colour. 
Blanket Box
Blanket Box Project Plan
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Short Lumber is Undiscovered Gold

Sponsored: Truth is we don’t always need long lengths of wood for our projects. Lumber in the 4' to 6' lengths is both practical and economical. Exotic Woods has a huge 10,000 board foot assortment of 4/4 and 8/4 lumber in 6' lengths, including walnut, cherry, white oak, teak and ash.
Exotic Woods Lumber

WOODS TO KNOW: Purpleheart

If you’re looking to add some colour to your next project, then consider Purpleheart. It ages to a lovely deep purplish brown. There are over 20 species of Purpleheart in the genus Peltogyne, with all of them exhibiting a different shade of purple in the heartwood. The purple colour is the result of extractives the tree deposits in the heartwood as it grows.

Because of its durability and resistance to stress, it’s commonly used for heavy outdoor and marine projects. But, you can also use it for furniture, cabinetry, interior millwork, turning and marquetry. It has a medium to fine texture with a luster that ranges from medium to high; its grain is usually straight but can be wavy or irregular.
Purpleheart wood
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