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HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY—to “A Splintered History of Wood”

HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY—to “A Splintered...

Ten years ago Harper Collins published my first book—A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers & Baseball Bats. I got to...

April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

I’ve entered the world of Instagram. My first dozen entries are based on “The World’s 12 Most Amazing Woodworking Projects” (though...

A WOOD BIKE? YEP! AN AWESOME RIDE? YEP!

A WOOD BIKE? YEP! AN AWESOME RIDE? YEP!

A WOOD BIKE?? OKAY, so I splurged a little. I have a wood cowboy hat, wood necktie and  wood canoe. Why not a wood bike? I began looking into Renovo http://renovobikes.com wood...

March 25, 2018

March 25, 2018

Check out this Emmy-nominated video Spike posted on YouTube yesterday. Thrilling plot AND the end contains hints about his book coming out this fall BUILDING...

BUILD A BAD ASS TABLE

BUILD A BAD ASS TABLE

Why is Spike smiling so broadly (and dressed so sharply?) He’s  proud of the “Viking Long Table” he built and designed for The Family...

Another simple holiday gift

Another simple holiday gift

Here’s a simple holiday … and problem solver … you can build in an afternoon. You need a few sticks of wood and a pre-cut round disc...

Simple Holiday Gift #1: For wine lovers

Simple Holiday Gift #1: For wine lovers

Simple holiday gift #1: A semi-simple woodworking project for wine lovers. It’ll take a jigsaw (and a 5-gllon bucket!) to build this, but it will...

DETAIL YOUR DIGS with Men’s Health (& Spike)

DETAIL YOUR DIGS with Men’s Health...

Sandwiched between “Lust Lessons” by Augesten Burroughs and “Run your Best 5 K” in the April 2017 edition of Men’s Health,...

ONE PROJECT—AND 3 WAYS TO GIVE IT

ONE PROJECT—AND 3 WAYS TO GIVE IT

About 30 days ago I posted the first of, what was supposed to be, a series of gift projects great for holiday giving. The snag was, 25 days ago I busted...

A simple woodworking gift for holiday giving (#1)

A simple woodworking gift for holiday giving...

Okay all ye DIYers, woodworkers, crafty people and gift makers, here is the first in a series of holiday gift project ideas for your perusal (and construction); from...