Canadian Woodworking

Helping you understand how tools work

Our illustrated tool primers tell you what you need to know about basic woodworking hand tools, power tools and accessories.

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A Japanese saw is a finely crafted tool that creates a very thin kerf and cuts on the pulls...

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Feature Tools


Bandsaws are versatile shop machines that don’t take up much floor space, and are both...

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Belt Sanders

These aggressive sanding machines can work wonders in the shop if you know how to...

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Ambient Air Cleaners


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Add texture to wood

Rob Brown shows some methods to add texture to wood.

Featured Wood Types

Verawood, Bulnesia arborea and Bulnesia sarmientoi

Verawood is the common name of two closely related species, Bulnesia arborea and Bulnesia sarmientoi. Their story is really...

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Goncalo Alves, Astronium sp.

Widely popular in the hardwood flooring industry, Goncalo Alves or Tigerwood is a beautiful wood well suited for many fine...

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Sipo (aka Utile) is one those woods gathering favour among woodworkers looking for the Mahogany look without the Mahogany...

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