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  • Chimney inspection check list.

    From top to bottom:1- Check the spark arrestor or rain cover, whichever you have on your chimney. Its most important function may in fact be to keep animals and birds out of your chimney.2- The liner needs to be in good shape. Check the part that is visible from above, and occasionally have a c...
  • Mortise & Tenon -- by hand & by machine

    The mortise & tenon was the basic woodworking joint used before the advent of modern fasteners -- and since. It has been used in everything from barn building to fine furniture. If you have ever tried to make this matched pair by hand you might have been frustrated by simply not having the ...
  • Discovering a power chisel

    Some tools go un-noticed on the hardware store shelves, like the rotary hammer chisels. At first glance this appears simply to be a heavy duty hammer drill. It has a special quick change chuck called an SDS system and will only work with drills and other accessories with the special SDS shanks....
  • Dressing your tools for safety.

    I received a letter from an astute viewer who noticed a mushroom head on a chisel while we were watching the "restoration" of an old brick building. He told the story of someone he knew who almost lost an eye because of a piece of metal flying off the butt of a mushroomed chisel, and rightly chi...
  • There is a secret to hand cut dovetails.

    Rob Cosman, out of New Brunswick and representing American Craftsman Publications, came in to share with us some of the tricks to making the strongest corner joint in woodworking, the dovetail -- and making them by hand.He had some nifty layout tips for making wide tails and narrow pins, but ...
  • Woodcarving

    We all recognize wood carving as an art form. I visited Jim Drury in Gravenhurst, Ontario to take a look at his work and then asked him to show us how to use his favorite carving tool, forcing him to choose from amongst many many knives.Of course his favorite knife, the fantail chisel, is not ea...
  • Safety and pleasure in woodturning

    The wood lathe is my favourite woodworking tool - hands down. Follow this link to me simply having fun. The most important safety detail in woodturning, after a face mask, is to learn to properly place, and constantly adjust, the chisel support. It should always be close to the wood to leave you...