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Buying Or Selling Firewood? Don't Get Burned

Buying Or Selling Firewood?

Are you buying or selling firewood? If so, read on! Although we enjoy living forests and prefer to make things with wood, burning it is a recognized form of heating, especially here in Canada. It is seen as an alternative, and cheaper, source of fuel with extra savings coming from one’s own labour in the […]

A Board Foot Calculator

What is a ‘board foot’? No, it’s not what’s at the end of a wooden leg! Sorry, it’s an oldie but a goodie and it had to be said. 😉 You’ll often hear reference to this woodworking term when you are in the process of buying wood. Although lumber is sold by the piece in […]

Bird House Specification Chart

A Bird House Specification Chart

Building a birdhouse can be a great way to spend your woodworking day! It can be both fun and rewarding. They make for the perfect first project, one to do with children, to beautify your garden and to attract birds to your home. In addition to the great feeling of a job completed and/or the […]


Bandsaw Blade Radius Chart

Here’s a bandsaw blade radius chart to help determine the proper blade width for when you are cutting circles. You should always saw with the widest blade possible for a particular cut. However, when cutting circles be aware that the width of the blade will determine the smallest radius that you will be able to […]

Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Scale

The Janka Hardness Scale is a measurement of the force necessary to embed a .444-inch (11.28 mm) steel ball to half its diameter in wood. It is the industry standard for gauging the ability of various species to tolerate denting and normal wear, as well as being a good indication of the effort required to […]