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October 2012


Wood Working Classes

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While I’m putting the finishing touches on the book projects I’m ready to start scheduling classes again. It’s been awhile and I’m excited to welcome students back to the Unplugged Woodshop. If you’ve never picked-up a hand tool or are an experienced wood worker who…


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Crunch Time

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Well it’s Friday, the 26th of October and my deadline is Tuesday the 30th~ what does that mean? Crunch time! This past year has been quite a trip. I signed my publishing deal with The Taunton Press last November and here we are, already a…


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The Creative Touch

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      I received a letter from this fellow in Montreal who has been developing a media project for the last year and a half. The project mandate is to tell stories whenever hands, tools and materials converge. He believes that using our hands…


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Hands as hands…

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“It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands.Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time…


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The Giving Tree

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My six year old daughter, Piper, invited our entire family into her bedroom this evening for what she called a ‘book club’. We were given strict instruction to choose a book from her book shelf and in turn, read it aloud to share with the…


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