menewsletterI hope that you have received your June/July'12 issue of Canadian Woodworking in the mail by now. I've heard from a number of readers already about the issue, so if you haven't received it yet, I'm sure it will just be a few more days.

This 'Small Shops' issue has proven to be one of our most popular 'themed' issues to date, and this, our second annual Small Shops issue has already gotten a lot of attention - especially from those woodworkers with limited shop space.

If you don't yet subscribe, you might want to check the issue out at your local Chapters, Inigo, Coles, or at your local Home Hardware or Lee Valley.

Enjoy!

Paul

CANADIAN WOODWORKING MAGAZINE NOW COMES IN DIGITAL FORMAT

laptopOur new DIGITAL VERSION of Canadian Woodworking Magazine is now available (to print subscribers only), starting with our SMALL SHOPS ISSUE (June/July'12).

As a current magazine subscriber, you will automatically receive your DIGITAL ISSUE (at no extra charge) at the beginning of every other month… about the time you receive your print version.

To ensure that we have your current email address (to send your DIGITAL ISSUE) please contact us by email, by clicking HERE

smallshopcover1If you prefer, you can email your address to: orderdesk@canadianwoodworking.com

Please use: DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION as your subject line.

Or, you could just call our subscription line at: 1-800-204-1773

If you get us your email address in the next two weeks, it will ensure that you get the SMALL SHOPS issue in digital format.

For those woodworkers that are not currently subscribers, CLICK HERE to subscribe now. If you subscribe in the next two weeks I will make sure that you receive your DIGITAL ISSUE of our SMALL SHOPS issue.

LIVE EDGE SLABS FOR TRULY UNIQUE PROJECTS

mhMaple Hill Tree Services has recently started a Renewable Resources division, created to give trees renewed life and reduce waste by turning removed trees into useable lumber.

Maple Hill offer for sale "Live Edge" slabs as well as dimensional lumber. Most of their slabs are available as a book-matched set, allowing you to create wide surfaces with a mirror image effect.

All of their slabs and lumber are available rough sawn and air-dried. They can also be finished to your desired specifications, including joining a book-matched set.

Common species include Ash, Maple, Oak and Elm, as well as more rare species such as Locusts, Butternut, Walnut and Cherry.

All of their wood is salvaged locally, from trees within the GTA.

Check out their website at: www.MapleHillTree.com

NORMAND HOSTS WOODWORKER'S WEEKEND

normandIF YOU ARE

  • a woodworker
  • a professional craftsman
  • a serious DIYer

YOU WILL FIND

  • Expert advice
  • New products
  • Demonstrations
  • Manufacturer's reps
  • Great savings!

Sherbrooke, PQ May 4-6
See more details here: www.Normand.ca

DIY CYCLONE KITS

cycloneNow you can make a cyclonic separator using your own container. Pre-made cyclone lids restrict you to using a metal garbage pail or 5 gallon pail. Your imagination is the limit with either of these kits. Entry and exit is through the top of the container.

No lid? No problem! A piece of plywood works fine. The 4" Kit provides the least air restriction for dust collectors. The 2-1/2" Kit works best with large shop vacuums.

Minimum inside container diameter is 19" for 4" Kit and 11" for 2-1/2"Kit.

Each kit includes 1 inlet elbow assembly and 1 outlet assembly.

Available through BlackJack Woodworking Tool Dealers
See Dealer List at www.BlackJackCompany.com

BORA TRY SQUARE ENSURES ACCURATE MEASUREMENT OF MULTIPLE ANGLES

trysqBORA, a product division of Affinity Tool Works, introduces its new Try Square hand tool. Available in two sizes, 8-inch and 12-inch, the Try Square is ideal for ensuring precision angles, squareness and flatness.

These certified 90-degree squares are also valuable for layout tasks, as well as in the setup of shop power tools, including jointers, table saws and other machines relied on to ensure precision cuts.

The traditional use of a Try Square is primarily to verify the accuracy of a 90-degree angle. However, unlike traditional Try Squares, the BORA squares have the unique ability to verify more than just 90-degree angles. They provide unmatched versatility by featuring four molded angle guides: 22.5-, 45-, 67.5- and 90-degrees. This makes the Try Square ideal for precise layouts on complex angles. To further ensure accuracy and prevent pivoting or shifting during use, the Try Square features a unique, patented stability ledge, which keeps the ruler flat to the work surface for 90-degree layouts.

Additionally, BORA Try Squares are constructed of durable polyethylene to stand up to job site abuse. Also, featuring a stainless-steel ruler with 1/16-inch and 1/32-inch etched graduations, the Try Squares provide easy-to-read measurements – even after years of use.

As with all BORA tools, the Try Square is backed by the company’s lifetime warranty. More info at: www.AffinityTool.com

WOOD ESSENCE OFFERS APOLLO HVLP TURBINE SPRAY SYSTEMS.

apolloThe new systems are now in stock and available for shipping to Wood Essence customers across Canada. Wood Essence's pricing is very competetive and there is no need to deal with cross-border shipping, customs and brokerage fees. Plus we have spare parts and repair kits in stock to keep you working.

As an introductory offer, Wood Essence is including FREE BONUS items with all new system purchases prior to June 15th. Check out the various models for a system that is perfect for you.

Also, FREE SHIPPING on New Systems to Canadian Addresses!

More info at: www.WoodEssence.com

DELTA EXPANDING LINE UP WITH NEW SANDERS

floorspindlesander31-484DELTA Power Equipment Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of benchtop and stationary woodworking machinery and dust management systems, is introducing four innovative new sanders designed to meet the needs of today’s professional woodworker and serious home shop woodworker.

DELTA is also introducing more than 95 abrasive SKUs to support these new sanders, and all DELTA sanders, with high quality, long lasting sanding products, including sleeves, belts, discs and strips.

Heavy Duty Oscillating Spindle Floor Sander, Model 31-484
This new sander features a unique 0° to 45° tilting spindle arbor design which allows the woodworker to adjust the sanding angle and to bevel sand while the table remains flat. Its 1-1/2-inch oscillating action uses more of the sleeve, prolonging sleeve life while protecting wood from excess heat created by a fixed oscillating spindle. It has adjustable positive stops at 45° and 90° and large bevel scale for accuracy and convenience.

spindle31-483Heavy Duty Oscillating Bench Spindle Sander, Model 31-483
This sander features fully enclosed, heavy duty steel frame construction for minimum vibration with a 14-3/4-inch x 14-3/4-inch precision ground cast iron table. Its 15/16-inch oscillating action uses more of the sleeve, prolonging sleeve life. The sander has a 0° to 45° tilting table design, allowing for accurate bevel sanding with a positive stop at 90° and a large bevel scale for accuracy and convenience.

6-inch x 89-inch Oscillating Edge Sander, Model 31-482
This sander features a powerful 1 1/2 HP, dual voltage 115V/230V (wired 230V), 1 phase motor with 3,900 SFPM belt speed and 108 OPM allowing it to be an aggressive, powerful sanding system for quick material removal in vertical or horizontal positions and any bevel dedgesandpositions in between. Its 1/4-inch belt oscillation ensures full use of the belt, reducing uneven wear and reducing the potential for sanding lines while prolonging belt life.

26-inch Dual Drum Sander, Model 31-481
This sander features increased capacity which allows for sanding material up to 12-1/4-inch deep x 25-1/2-inch wide. It also has an independent adjustable rear drum, offering the woodworker one-pass sanding capability using 2 grits, reducing processing time. Its rear roller adjustment dials ensure the rear drum is level and it has a heavy duty steel frame design with superior finish for long-lasting durability.

dualdrumsander31-481The new DELTA Sanders are all backed by a Five-Year Warranty.
For more information, customers can visit www.DeltaMachinery.com
spindle31-483

JUDY GALE PATTERNS AND TOOLS AT WORKSHOP SUPPLY

wss2If you do intarsia, and are looking for patterns or tools, then Workshop Supply is now the place to go!

Workshop Supply now offers the full line of both patterns and accessory tools from Judy Gale.

See the full line of Judy Gale's patterns and tools at: www.WorkshopSupply.com

MILWAUKEE INTRODUCES MOST COMPACT BAND SAW IN THE WORLD

image004Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation delivers the ideal solution for overhead or one-handed cutting applications with the introduction of the M12 Cordless Sub-Compact Band Saw. At only 6.75 lbs and 12” in length, the new tool is the lightest and most compact cordless band saw on the market with less than half the size and weight of deep cut band saws.

This powerful saw can cut through 3/4” EMT in only 3 seconds, and will deliver over 150 cuts per charge with the included M12 REDLITHIUM XC High Capacity battery. With a 1-5/8” x 1-5/8” cut capacity and low vibration, the M12 Band Saw delivers clean cuts on the most common small diameter metal cutting applications such as 3/4” EMT, 3/8” threaded rod and 1-5/8” x 1-5/8” Unistrut.  Complete with a variable speed trigger and LED light, the new tool is easy to use and provides fast, clean cuts.
The M12 Band Saw will also include the new Milwaukee 48-39-0572, 18 TPI Sub-Compact Portable Band Saw Blade and should only be used with this blade. Replacement Milwaukee blades can be purchased separately as well.

Powered by revolutionary M12 RED LITHIUM Battery technology, the new band saw is compatible with the entire M12 System, now offering over 40 cordless Lithium-Ion products.  The M12 platform is the largest sub-compact system in the industry, offering innovative solutions in power, productivity, and portability.

For more info see: www.Milwaukeetool.com

RIKON RELEASES NEW 14" PROFESSIONAL BANDSAW

14professionalThe new 10-350 bandsaw will be available with two motor options, 2.5HP RIKON factory motor or a powerful U.S. made 3HP Baldor motor.

The 2.5HP RIKON factory motor has been a proven workhorse in the current 10-345 18" bandsaw since 2006. Choose the 3HP Baldor motor and bring industrial strength and quality into your shop.

There are a lot of other outstanding features on the 10-350 14" Professional Bandsaw including a V-Wedge column design for added strength under high blade tension, reducing column deflection. Hinged blade guard with sight window for easy blade changes, blade tension window to reference blade tension without opening the upper door. Tool less belt tension hand wheel is a great for quick change for high/low blade speeds.

For more info, see: www.RikonTools.com

Canadian dealers include:
Canadian Woodworker
Bow River Specialty Woods

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.

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In the June/July '12 Issue:

Features:

  • Design and Build a Tool Cabinet
  • Making the Most of a Basement Workshop
  • A One-Car Garage and Shop

Also:

  • 10 Versatile Tools for a Small Shop
  • Wood Finish: Tung Oil - Debunking 5 Myths
  • Planning a Basement Shop