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March 04, 2010

Canadian Home Workshop Show is This Weekend!

It's my favourite time of year.  I'm building stuff, experimenting with finishes, learning to weld, turning utensils into coat racks, sketching outlandish projects that take way too long to make but I do it anyway.  Because it's fun.  When's the last time you built something just for the heck of it?  It just doesn't get better, does it?

If you can make it to the show I'm there Friday and Sunday at 12:30 and 3:00 on the DIY stage. 

Here's a sneak peek at some of my projects for beginners:

A key rack and cellphone dock made from Montana Ghostwood (lumber harvested from trees killed by beetles and forest fires)...


A lampshade made from used plastic bags...


A coat rack made from pre-finished wainscoting that's chip-carved and forked up with my new micro-forging process...


And lots more fun stuff including USB flash drives made from lilac twigs, rustic shutters, a kick-butt lap desk, and staining wood with all-natural dyes (including tea, vinegar and tobacco).

Hope to see you there! 



Heyyy knock yourself out Mag.. You'll do great at the home show.. i just know it! You always do wonderful kickass projects.. which i truely enjoy. Have a good one and take care!!
With lote of Love Abii poo!!

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very good,i just know it!

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  • : We're All In This Together

    We're All In This Together
    Based on four years of interviews with Steve Smith, Mag's unconventional biography reveals the personal stories, sorrows and joys that continue to inspire the man behind the Red Green legacy.

  • : How Hard Can It Be?

    How Hard Can It Be?
    Mag's quirky and entertaining book of home improvement projects for beginners.

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