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Spike, Pleasant Hills Library, Hastings on 7/21, 6-7 pm

Spike,  Pleasant Hills Library, Hastings...

   Spike will be doing a presentation at the Pleasant Hills Library in Hasting, MN on July 21st (that’s a Monday) from 6 to 7 pm as part of...

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller in Stillwater

June 8th, 1:00, Spike’s at Valley Bookseller...

Spike will be at Valley Booksellers in Stillwater, Sunday June 8th from 1:00 to 2:00 doing a “pre-Father’s Day” presentation. He’ll...

“ACTS OF CREATION” Star Trib book review by Spike

“ACTS OF CREATION” Star Trib...

Had the pleasure of reviewing “ACTS OF CREATION: America’s Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work” by Walt Harrington for the Star Tribune. It...

Got stuff? Check out this shed!

Got stuff? Check out this shed!

Been working on a shed from “Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects” book that will soon appear as a cover story in HANDY magazine. It’s...

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...

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...