UPDATED 15May2020: Does your water well let you down with chronically insufficient water? Do you run out of water whenever the weather gets dry? Click below and watch (for free) what might be the most valuable part of my online […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 15May2020: Sometimes the stability and strength of factory-made hardwood veneered sheet goods is perfect for a particular project, except that they don’t make veneered plywood in the species you need. Or maybe you’re leery about using ready-made veneered ply […]Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, shares his do-it-yourself tips on how to create the optimal garage.Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, goes into detail on how to handle sharpening spade bits, one of his favourite tools.Continue Reading
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UPDATED 8May2020: A few years ago I delivered 8 quarts of raspberries we’d picked for an elderly lady in town, and I noticed three things when she came to the door. First, this woman was very feeble. It took her […]Continue Reading
In this blog Steve Maxwell, Canada’s handiest Man, shares insights acquired on a visit to Durban, South Africa on how geography affects how we build houses.Continue Reading
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, talks to homeowners about how to build a safe and fun wooden play area for children on their back lawn.Continue Reading
UPDATED + videos below 8May2020 Q: I bought plans to build a workbench and the instructions mentions making the top from quartersawn lumber to guard against warping and cupping. I don’t know what quartersawing is. I plan to use 2x6s for the top, […]Continue Reading
This is chapter 13 in my book The Bailey Line Road Chronicles, the 30+ year story about moving from the city to live a modern homestead life deep in the country on Manitoulin Island, Canada. Missed Chapter 12? Click here […]Continue Reading
*NATURE: See a massive, newly hatched cecropia moth.
*HOMEBUILDING: Cut and install fancy sidewall shingles.
*WOODWORKING: Save money making trim and molding.
*POWER TOOLS: Learn the basics of choosing and using a drill.