I’ve written many interesting articles for Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine over the past 12 years, but this idea presented to me by editor Rob Brown was one of the most intriguing and challenging. The premise was simple: you’re interested in doing woodwork, but lack tools beyond the absolute basics like hammer, screwdriver, tape measure and pencil. You have a limited budget, so what do you buy?
I had fun doing some online shopping, scouting out the tools that I felt delivered versatility and capability while keeping to the budget. I also looked for tools that you could grow with – ones that wouldn’t soon be replaced as soon as the budget allowed.
Look for the article in the June/July 2022 issue of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement, or read it online here.