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BUILD A SEEDLING RACK, GET SUMMER MOVING!! with YouTube

BUILD A SEEDLING RACK, GET SUMMER MOVING!!...

Spring has sprung, the grass has ris, I wonder where the veges is? My grandmother wasn’t much of a poet, but she loved to garden. Every year about...

St. Peter Reads: April 5th Book Festival

St. Peter Reads: April 5th Book Festival

  I’ll be participating in the 3rd Annual ST. PETER BOOK FESTIVAL, Saturday, April 5th which includes a dozen local authors and A MOVEABLE FEAST....

How to Build a Leopold Bench—even in the winter!!

How to Build a Leopold Bench—even in the...

I recently finished shooting some instructional videos with Storey Publishing to promote “The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects.”...

Spike’s launching a new book

Spike’s launching a new book

I’ll be launching my  fourth book—The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects—March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Public Library. I’ll...

Trade In Your Timex for a Bag of Balloons—A Tanzanian Adventure

Trade In Your Timex for a Bag of Balloons—A...

Kat and I just returned from an indescribable trip to Tanzania. We worked at an orphanage for special needs kids and Boma ‘longombe secondary school....

What makes a chair a chair?

What makes a chair a chair?

Kat and I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC a few days ago and wound up in a trance-like state wandering through the “Decorative Arts”...

An Off-Beat, Off-Center Sort of Turner

An Off-Beat, Off-Center Sort of Turner

Six times a year I write the “Great American Woodworker” profile for American Woodworker magazine—which means six times a year I get to interview...

Firewood stacking for creative people (or those with too much time on their hands)

Firewood stacking for creative people (or...

A friend of mine sent me some photos that the 10-degree below zero temperatures inspired me to share.        

Holiday gifts for all ye procrastinators

Holiday gifts for all ye procrastinators

Social media—man, that can suck up a guy’s time fast! The thing that’s been occupying my time lately is creating a new Facebook “book”...

Maya Angelou, woodworking and life

Maya Angelou, woodworking and life

What do woodworking and Maya Angelou have in common? Not much. But after seeing her speak a few days ago in Minneapolis, I have to jot down an impression...