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A GUY CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS

A GUY CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY CLAMPS

Working on an arch top cabinet as part of an all-in-one changing table—dresser—closet—storage chest for our soon-to-be-born 6th granddaughter. Lot...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS & ME: We go WAY back

MOTHER EARTH NEWS & ME: We go WAY back

In 1989 Mother Earth News published the first article I ever wrote—one on building an ArcHome. Today, 26 years later, in the Feb/March 2015 issue, Mother...

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON KARE 11

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON KARE 11

Spike is gonna be on KARE 11 this Friday (Dec. 12th) at 4:00 demonstrating how to build a few simple Christmas presents including the always-entrancing...

CABIN LESSONS—A long, long journey from pen to publication

CABIN LESSONS—A long, long journey from...

Twelve years ago Kat and I bought a chunk of land along Lake Superior. Ten years ago we—along with our kids Kellie, Tessa, Zach, Maggie and Sarah—began...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest shows on earth!

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—one of the greatest...

Just returned from the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA and have to say it was the best organized, most informative and most entertaining event...

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR—HERE WE COME

I’m headed to the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania next weekend (Sept. 12-14) where I’ll be giving four presentations...

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...