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One Lazy Son-in-Law

Don’s son-in-law helps him build an...

Summer Help

A son-in-law arrives to help with some home improvement projects...

My Neighbours

I don’t like my neighbours! I think I just heard...

Students

Students come in many types, but Don’s not sure why...

The Class

Teaching would be easier if I knew what I was...

Carl Has Termites

What do you get when you mix termites and ants...

Carl Buys Some Tools

It started with a screwdriver; a slot­ted one because he...

Carl’s house – part 2

As I sit here on my deck in my robe...

Carl’s house – part 1

The other day, my new neigh­bour, Carl, showed up at...

Simple Tools

When woodworker-slash-writer-types like myself write about tools, they invariably talk about...

Basement Boatbuilding – Part 4

Today, as I write this, it is December 1st. This...

Basement Boatbuilding – Part 3

For those of you who have a short attention span,...

Basement Boatbuilding – Part 2

When I last left you I was preparing to build...

Basement Boatbuilding – part 1

A few years ago this magazine changed its name to...

A Home in the Woods — Part 5

So, I was sitting around in my office the other...

Renovations Explained

I love renovating. Or to be a little more accurate,...

A Home in the Woods — Part 4

I’m Baaaaaaack! I realize this may be a disappointment to...

A Home in the Woods — Part 3

Way back in the August/September issue, my article was Part...

Christmas

Ah, Christmas! Christmas is sup­posed to be a time of...

Boxes

Boxes are much like people; they come in many different...

A Home in the Woods — Part 2

When last I left you, I was on my way...

A Small Shop Addition

As most of you are, or at least should be,...

A Home in the Woods — Part 1

Over the years I have often – too often, some...

Tree Carving

As I write this month’s column, Halloween is fast approaching....

Trebuchet

Way back in June, The Boy came to me and...

So Many Projects

Within the next two weeks, my dear wife will be...

Seats

So I got this e-mail from my edi­tor requesting an...

Childhood gifts

I have three children. I don’t sup­pose I should refer...

The Renos Continue

It is the first day of February as I write...

Loaning Tools – Part 1

For the past few decades, the fruit growing people of...

Surprisingly Smooth

If you began reading at the beginning of the magazine...

Educating Woodworkers

Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. The rest...

A Small Bathroom Repair

Since moving to B.C. last year, my situation has changed...

Trials of a Small Shop

Those of you who pay any kind of attention to...

Designers

Man has been on this planet for several years now...

Still Renovating

Renovation: n /rénna váy shun/ (heavy accent on shun, as...

Renovations

Renovate /rénna vayt/ vt 1 To destroy part or all...

Woodworking Women

I recently received a letter from one of my many...

Swords and Helmets

By the time you read this column, it is quite...

The Workshop

How many of you reading this column either have your...

The Tablesaw

If there is one tool in the average workshop that...

Learning to Woodwork – Practicing on the Lathe

Another couple months have gone by and I still haven’t...

Learning to Woodwork: The Lathe – Part 2

When I left you last issue I was hiding out...

Learning to Woodwork (The Specifics)

When it comes to pur­chasing large scale woodworking equip­ment, most...

Learning to Woodwork (Concluded)

There really is something to be said about trial and...

Learning to Woodwork (The Sequel)

In a previous article I left you anxiously awaiting the astonishing...

How it all Started

Many times over the course of my woodworking career I...

Christmas Wrap

The year is finally wrapping up and with it ends...

A bird, a daughter & a garbage can

Welcome back to the ongoing saga of how I became...

Goosing My Career

This is my third and final article relating to my...

Carving a Career

The year 1967 was one filled with many important events....

Blitzkrieg To-The-Sea

For most people, carving is a solitary pursuit. Time spent...

Valentine’s

By the time you receive this long anticipated issue of...

A Woodworkers Christmas

The Christmas season is often the busiest time of year...

Collectors Are A Strange Breed

Walk into any woodworking shop in any basement or garage,...

Oh, To Build A Canoe

In my last column I wrote about wooden inventions, specifically...

The Great Canadian Invention

Over the course of man’s reign on earth he has...

Jerry Has An Idea

Jerry had an obsessive-compulsive personality. In behavioural psychology circles he...

Smokin’ In the Woodshop

Every once in a while you come across someone who...

Tools We Love

For those of us who work with wood, there is...

Tools of the Trade

There is a maxim to do with woodworking that we...

Installation from HELL

I’m sure we have all had projects in which nothing...

Projects from Hell

In most businesses and endeavors, there always comes a time...

Some Days

Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed....
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