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Carl Duguay - [email protected]

Carl is a Victoria-based furniture maker and the web editor at Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement.


Author's Articles

Milwaukee M12 23-gauge pinner

As perfect a pinner as you can get for precision...

Helly Hansen Manchester construction pants

Comfortable, durable, well priced work pants for shop or job...

Rockler portable drill guide

Get the control and precision of a stationary drill press...

WoodRiver Quick Twist Bar Clamps

A good clamp in it's own right, and a better...

Top 10 Tips for Setting Up a Smart Home Office

Many of us are continuing to adjust to working from...

FAMAG Bormax 2.0 Forstner drill bits

Razor-sharp wave-form cutting teeth require less power, produce less friction...

Top 10 Finishing Accessories

Along with your favourite topcoats, dyes and stains, these accessories...

Awesome Gifts for the Dedicated DIYer in Your Home

Choosing the right gift isn’t always easy. Here are gift...

Brushes for Applying a Finish

You can get beautiful results applying film finishes – shellac,...

Hand Powered Sanding

Sanding with a power tool is the first and most...

Basics of Spraying

After the many hours spent carefully building a project, it's...

Applying Stains

Try using stain to make even the most ordinary project...

Brushes

Wood Finishing: Selecting the right brush, and properly maintaining it,...

Hollow & Flat Grinding

The method you choose to sharpen an edge tool, such...

3 Easy Steps to Grain Filling

For an ultra smooth, glass-like surface on open pored woods...

Top 10 Tools and Tips for Spring Yard Work

Spring is almost here. Prepare for the warmer weather now,...

Top 10 DIY Makeover Ideas

Renovating or remodeling makes both practical and economic sense. It’s...

Top 10: Make Your Home Winter-Ready

Now is the time to make your home ready for...

Top 10 Books for Beginner Woodworkers

While there are lot of resources to help you become...

Multi-Function Worktable: Plans to Build the Ultimate Work Surface

Every workshop needs somewhere to machine joinery, sand workpieces and...

Make a Set of Cam Clamps

Shop Project: Easy and inexpensive to make, these quickly adjusting...

Pint-Sized Workbench

Build this super-sturdy, efficient workbench for your small shop and...

Build a Moxon Vise

This little bench top-helper will lend a hand at a...

Shooting Board

Normally you flatten a face and the edges of a...

Zero Clearance Inserts

A zero clearance insert is easy to make and goes...

Streamlined Workbench

A good workbench is one of the most important tools...