Milk paint is easy to like. It’s safe, fast drying and when used in a particular way it delivers a kind of beauty that only gets better with the bumps and dings imparted by everyday life. It’s this classic, old-time […]Continue Reading
Got a crack in your basement? Or maybe the foundation walls of your home are bowing inwards under soil pressure? Check out this video and see an industrial strength concrete crack repair procedure followed by a shocking strength test involving […]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.
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Sometimes a little creative thinking is all you need to make good things happen in the workshop. It doesn’t necessarily take money to buy tools. Click below to see how an ordinary belt sander works well as a stationary edge […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 23Apr2020 + video: Water wells, septic systems, electricity supplies and food storage – these are four of the biggest practical things you need to deal with directly if you’re a hands-on person leading a hands-on rural life. And success […]Continue Reading
UPDATED 17Apr2020: A while back I got an email from a young man who reads my newspaper columns regularly and visits BaileyLineRoad.com. His name is Caleb and he’s looking for advice about a sane, sensible and mortgage-free approach to owning […]Continue Reading
Although life for me is pretty much the same as usual here on the homestead during this strange time, I know that’s not the case for everyone. Many people are restricted to their homes, with all usual daily activities gone. […]Continue Reading
Face frames are cabinet parts that surround door and drawer openings. The narrow pieces of wood that you see running horizontally and vertically in this photo of some of my kitchen cabinets are face frames. Click above to watch […]Continue Reading
A little time spent with these three router bits can make any new deck look much, much better. Click and learn these details for beauty that hardly any deck builders use.Continue Reading