Once again, Canadian Woodworking's magazine editor Rob Brown has pulled off another themed issue that is getting great reviews from many of our readers. If you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out our April/May'12 'Design and Build' issue.
If you get a chance, I'd love to hear from you about what you think of the issue. I'm interested because recently we have moved away from our past focus on projects, and instead we are moving towards more of a focus on project design. Hopefully giving you the skills you need to then design and build the projects you want.
Please let me know if you think we are heading in the right direction.
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ALL NEW TORONTO WOODWORKING SHOW
There is something new and exciting happening this November in Toronto!
The all new Toronto Woodworking Show & Sale will be held November 9, 10, 11, 2012 at the International Centre.
No matter what your skill level, you’ll find what you need to become a better woodworker. With over 30 seminars and hands-on workshops running all weekend, this is a must-attend event. Woodworking is at the heart of this show! Learn from the best - seminars range from Table Saw Tune Ups through to French Polishing Techniques for the beginner and expert alike.
The Toronto Woodworking Show & Sale is a can’t-miss weekend. It’s a great way to meet fellow woodworkers, and see the latest in woodworking tools. All the major tool manufactures will be present and ready to explain, demo and help you!
See additional at: www.TorontoWoodworkingShow.ca
14" DELUXE BAND SAW - CRAFTEX CX SERIES
This band saw is equipped with a solid one piece upper frame steel body, a powerful 1HP motor and features a 14” x 18” work table. With resaw capacity at 7”, precision balanced cast iron wheels and 2 working speeds, there isn’t much this saw can’t handle.
Other features include quick tension release, large ON/OFF switch, upper and lower blade guides, tilting table and overall high quality construction. Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty. Upper body solid one piece steel frame construction. Precision Balanced Cast Iron Wheels Quick Release Blade Tension Lever Precision Ground Tilting Table
Includes a blade and Solid Miter Gauge Upper and Lower Blade Guides Powder Coated Two Tone paint.
Warranty: 3 YearsModel # CX104
Sale Price - $ 659
Regular Price – $ 799
See all the details here: www.BusyBeeTools.com
FESTOOL DUPLEX NOW AVAILABLE AT KMS
The Festool LS 130 EQ makes sanding faster, easier and smarter when it comes to edges and profiles that require linear motion sanding. If you’ve ever had to sand a handrail or crown joints, you’ll appreciate how the LS 130 handles profiles with either their preformed perforated pads or you can create your own with their custom pad kit. On top of all that, it can also be used on flat surfaces. The LS 130 packs a kick at 2.2 amps and is variable speed (4,000-6,000spm). It is designed to work with Festool’s dust extractors to offer the cleanest possible finish.
For more info, contact KMS Tools at 1-800-567-8979, or go to: www.KMStools.com
FESTOOL NOW AVAILABLE AT LEE VALLEY
Although new to Lee Valley, Festool has been building well-engineered, excellent-quality tools since 1929.
Festool's precision craftsmanship and attention to detail have helped make it one of the most highly regarded tool companies in the world. Designed and manufactured in Germany, these products are built to last. Festool's reputation has been built on a history of innovation — from the ergonomic design of their tools to the solid guarantees customers can rely on after choosing a Festool product.
These tools are available for purchase on the Lee Valley website, by phone, fax or mail order, and now at any of the Lee Valley retail stores across Canada.
More info at: www.LeeValley.com
MINI DUST CYCLONE KIT - CRAFTEX BLUE TORNADO
Turn your small shop vac into a power cyclonic system with this complete kit from Craftex Blue Tornado. The cyclonic effect ensures that 99% of all dust particles get trapped into the tank before it can reach your vacuum filter. The translucent 6 gallon tank allows you to view contents at all times and is mounted onto 4 castors for ease of use.
Designed to fit most common shop vacuums.
More info at: BusyBeeTools.com
SAW STOP SALE AT BRETTWOOD
Buy a 3.0HP or 1.75HP Professional Cabinet Saw by April 30, 2012, and you receive an Integrated Mobile Base OR Overarm Dust Collection, FREE!
For more info, see: www.Brettwood.com
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PROJECT KITS FROM GRIZZLY
Check out the customer reviews on grizzly.com and see the photos that customers have sent in with their completed musical instruments. They are very impressive!
The T10457 is a mahogany concert ukulele kit, and the T10458 is a soprano ukulele kit.
More info, photos, and reviews, see: www.Grizzly.com
NORMAND HOSTS WOODWORKER'S WEEKENDS
You will find:
- Expert advice
- New Products
- Manufacturers' reps
- Great savings
April 13 to 15
May 4 to 6
For details, see: www.Normand.ca
NEW DOUBLE SIDED DIAMOND WHETSTONE FROM TRENT
“We have had phenomenal success with the 8” x 3” Classic Professional Diamond Whetstone with the wood turning market stated Neil McMillan, Global Product Development Manager for Trend Machinery and Cutting Tools”. McMillan continued, “However; our research showed that the carving market and many cabinet shops do not need the full size (and expense) of the Classic Professional stone. McMillan concluded by stating, “Now carvers, wood turners and cabinetmakers can sharpen smaller tooling such as CPM4 tips for coring tools, M2 and M4 tips for hollowing, carbide tipped turning tools, carbide and HSS inserts an at an affordable price point. This will open the world of Trend diamond sharpening to so many more woodworkers.”
The Trend 6” x 2” double-sided diamond whetstone (DWS/W6/FC) is pre-ground to +/- 0.0005”. It is manufactured using monocrystalline diamond which is electro plated to a heavy-duty carbon steel base. The coarse side employs a 300 grit diamond whilst a 1000 grit diamond is utilized on the fine side. The fine grit size (15 micron) suits the optimum finish requirement for the wood carving market.
More info at: www.Trend-ca.com
NEW 12" DISK SANDER FROM GRIZZLY
This no nonsense 12” Disc Sander (G0724) includes its own dust collection bag for minimum dust nuisance making it the ideal disc sander for bench top use. Its ground aluminum table tilts from 0 to –45 degree and a handy miter gauge lets you sand any compound angle. The 12” aluminum disc accepts all 12” PSA sanding discs and the lock-out paddle switch is conveniently located for easy use.
For more info, go to: www.Grizzly.com
MAGNETIC COMBINATION SQUARE FROM BORA
BORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces its new Magnetic Combination Square hand tool. Featuring a magnetic locking system and durable, quality construction, the Combination Square is a professional-grade tool, suitable for a variety of applications including carpentry, general construction and remodeling, woodworking, and do-it-yourself projects.
Designed to be a convenient solution for several tasks, the Combination Square is ideal for joint layout, machine setup/checking, and level/plumb determination. It can also be used as a height, depth or marking gauge.
As with all BORA tools, the Combination Square is backed by the company’s lifetime warranty.
See BORA's full line of tools here: www.AffinityTool.com/bora
NEW BOSCH COMPACT DUTY CORDLESS DRILL/DRIVERS
The Compact series achieves a new level of performance in an extremely lightweight package, offering the size and weight of some competitive 12-Volt class tools with 18-Volt power and run-time. Additionally, users get the opportunity to get into the rapidly expanding 18-Volt lithium-ion platform from Bosch. The chance to add a hammer drill mode is icing on the cake.
The HDB180 offers the most compact and lightweight design in the category with an 8-inch head length and a weight of 3.2-pounds. Providing 360-inch-pounds of max torque, the HDB180 can generate up to 21,000 beats per minute (BPM) and has two speed settings: high torque (0-500 RPM) for larger spade bits or high speed (0-1,450 RPM) for smaller diameter bits. In addition, the Hammer Drill mode is great for drilling into brick or mortar without penalizing the user with significant size and weight increases. Sinking Tapcon anchors just got a lot more convenient!
Both tools are compatible with Bosch’s exclusive Flexible Power System, enabling users to choose between either the 18-Volt Litheon SlimPack or Fat Pack platforms depending upon the application at hand.
The DDB180-02 and HDB180-02 come standard with two SlimPack batteries, a 45-minute charger and a sturdy hard-sided storage case. Both are also available as bare tools, without batteries and charger, and are covered by Bosch’s industry-best cordless tool warranty, they are now available through authorized retailers nationwide.
See more info at: www.BoschTools.com
NEW LEIGH SUPER FMT FRAME MORTISE AND TENON JIG
The mortise & tenon is the strongest and most versatile of woodworking joints. With the Super FMT and a plunge router, every woodworker can easily produce this incredible joint with unmatched accuracy and speed. The Super FMT's design is based on the original and incomparable FMT. The same great features produce the same great joints.
The Super FMT uses just one bit, one guide and one setup for every standard joint. It’s that easy. There are no bit or guide changes to fuss with and the setup stays the same for both parts of the joint. Joint fit is easily adjusted for perfect results every time. Super FMT guides and bits allow you to create any size mortise & tenon from a tiny 1/16" x 1/8" to a massive 1/2" x 5".
More info at: www.LeighJigs.com
NORTHERN ALBERTA WOOD CARVERS HOST ANNUAL SHOW
The admission is FREE,
and so is the parking!
For show details, go to: www.nawca.ca
11th ANNUAL MADE OF WOOD SHOW
Categories: Cabinetry, Marquetry , Turning, Sculptural, Wood Engraving, Highly Functional (Bows, Arrows, Canoes, musical instruments etc.).
Saturday April 21, 1-4pm
Demonstrations and Seminars
Saturday and Sunday May 5-6
See more info at: www.MadeOfWoodShow.com
BOSCH INTRODUCES LIGHTWEIGHT, COMPACT ROTARY HAMMER
The new RHS181 Compact Rotary Hammer’s high performance motor offers increased power, extended tool lifetime and amplified stall torque – making it the most powerful compact SDS-plus 18V Li-Ion rotary hammer on the market.
The RHS181 also boasts superior ergonomics, improving handling and reducing user fatigue. Electronic Cell Protection combined with the new Bosch lithium-ion High Capacity(HC) 3.0Ah Fat Pack Battery deliver unmatched runtime, empowering users to drill over 100 1/4”x 2” – 1/2“ holes per battery charge.
RHS181 comes with an SDS-plus chuck and delivers optimal performance when drilling the most common diameters, including 3/16-inch, 1/4-inch and ⅜-inch holes. The LED light illuminates dark work spaces.
The RHS181K Rotary Hammer kit comes with 1 Bosch Fat Pack Lithium-ion HC battery, boasting up to 50 percent more run time, cold weather performance in up to -4°F temperatures, and an integrated battery fuel gauge. The optional Flexible Power System also allows the use of SlimPack batteries providing minimum weight.
To find out more, visit www.BoschTools.com
METABO CORDLESS MAGNETIC DRILL PRESS
Totally portable drilling.
Portable: 25.2v 3.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery
Permanent rare earth magnet, independent from battery power
Two speed gear box
Fast Charging Battery with fuel gauge
V-base for use on flat or curved surfaces
3 year Battery and Charger Warranty
See video at: www.Metabo.ca
NEW MULTI-VOLTAGE CHARGER FROM MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee Tool Corporation continues to deliver productivity-enhancing solutions to the professional tradesman with the introduction of the M18 & M12 Multi-Voltage Charger (48-59-1812). The new Energy Star rated unit will charge all M18 and M12 LITHIUM-ION batteries sequentially, allowing the user to put both packs on the charger and walk away confident that they will be ready for their next job.
Available in March 2012, the new Multi-Voltage Charger will be included with the M18 FUEL Drill Driver and Hammer Drill Driver, sold as an optional accessory and will also transition into several M18 kits throughout the year. The new unit will charge M18 or M12 compact batteries in 30 minutes and extended capacity (XC) batteries in 60 minutes.
More info at: www.MilwaukeeTool.com
SKILLS CANADA-ONTARIO HOST HUGE EVENT AT RIM
Skills Canada-Ontario hosts 1,900 students from across Ontario competing for medals
April 30 & May 1, 2012
RIM Park and Manulife Sportsplex
2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo
1900 Ontario Students will compete in everything from aesthetics to aircraft maintenance, welding to web design.
Skills Canada- Ontario has been hosting this Olympics-style skilled trades competition for 23 years, its biggest event in a full roster of programs designed to inspire young people to consider careers in the skilled trades and technologies. The OTSC also features a Career Exploration Showcase, with 60 interactive exhibit booths from industry, education and government. There is no charge for visitors to attend the event, the largest of its kind in Canada.
Winners of gold, silver and bronze medals will be announced at the closing ceremonies at Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex on May 2, 2012. Top competitors will also be in line for several monetary awards sponsored by industry and professional associations. Competitors who win gold in most of the OTSC contests will advance to the Skills Canada National Competition in Edmonton May 13-16, 2012.
Categories of special interest to our readers include Cabinet Making and Carpentry
More info at: www.SkillsOntario.com
TORONTO TOOL OFFERS 'WOODWORKING TO GO'
The Pro-Cut 34, Pro-Cut 50, SRG-50 and Bench Top Series are easy to use, provide professional results and are available at affordable prices. The patent-pending design of the Pro-Cut are true all-in-one precision woodworking tools that are sure to exceed your expectations.
To learn more, watch the short demonstration videos HERE
Workshop Supply http://www.workshopsupply.com
In This Issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine
Each issue, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine brings you a range of woodworking projects, techniques and tips that will help to improve your woodworking skills. Visit canadianwoodworking.com to subscribe.
In the April/May '12 Issue:
- Design and Build a Pergola
- 7 Design Fundamentals
- Build a Wine Rack
- Focus on 4 World Class Furniture Makers
- 14 Practical Steps to Furniture Design
- Design Project - Hall Table