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  • How to bend wood

    One viewer asked how to bend the wood for garden arches. The reality is that most walkway arches are not bent wood, but wood glued together and cut out to the curve. But you can bend wood.If you really want to bend thick pieces of wood, that is usually done by steaming it first. You could t...
  • Plugs for hiding screws in wood

    When you want to hide a screw in woodworking, you need to either use a series of drill bits to make first the plug hole, then the clearance hole for the screw to go easily through the first piece of wood, then the pilot hole for the threads to grip in the second piece of wood. Or you can use...
  • Woodturning with burled wood -- safely.

    For my TV show we took the cameras to Vince Way-Nee's shop where he told us his story about the demanding but satisfying hobby of turning burled wood.Take note of his dust protection system. He has a full face mask with a cotton skirt around it and a filtered air pump on his back. This feeds coo...
  • Taking the warp out of furniture grade lumber

    As wood dries out, it tends to twist and turn in all kinds of directions. Generally furniture grade lumber arrives in a shop with a bit of a bow along its length, a bit of a cup across its width and maybe a twist to boot. How do you get this rough cut twisted lumber into perfectly straight and f...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Carpenter's Glue (i.e. Gorilla Glue)

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Polyurethane carpenter's glue (i.e. Gorilla Glue) Temperature Limitations: Surface and glue must be above +20 C (+68 F) and below +45 C (+113 F) Rain Limitations: Must remain...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Construction Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Polyurethane Construction Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+86 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  n/a Humidity ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Stains -- Latex & Oil based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Stains -- Latex & Oil based Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below +32 C (+90 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 24 hours Wind Limitations:  High winds ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Water Repellents for wood and masonry

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Water Repellents  for wood and masonry Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below + 35 C (+95 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 48 hours Wind Limitations:  n/a...
  • Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw.

    Cutting crown moldings can be simple and it can be difficult. First you want to check if the corner you are putting the molding into is in fact 90 degrees. If you don't check that you can get real frustrated with your mitre saw. 88 or 92 degree walls require different mitre cuts. Over the years...
  • What are the best replacement windows?

    I am often asked "what are the best replacement windows?". There is no simple answer. For a through discussion check out the National Resources Canada publication Energy-Efficient Residential Windows, Doors and Skylights, which can be found with many other energy efficiency publications by search...