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November 2010

November 10, 2010

Tree Maintenance with a Cordless Pole Pruner (Chainsaw on a Stick)

We've been shooting segments for CTS TV's Real Life and here's the first - I'll update them weekly.  I was a little hysterical in this one because I really love my pole pruner.  And it kinda shows.


One of the easiest ways to perform DIY tree care is to use a quiet, lightweight cordless chainsaw mounted on the end of a pole.  WARNING:  If your neighbours see you using this tool they will come over and watch you silently for a whole day.  And after that they will borrow it every weekend. 

November 08, 2010

Pop Can Tinwork

via www.instructables.com

Great rapid-fire primer on how to make a tin box from a beer or pop can.

I use similar techniques to make candle sconces - free directions here.

Primitive sconce

November 07, 2010

Of Wood and Dinner


Great conversation and laughs at dinner last night with the boys from The Woodworking Tools and Renovations Show at the best Mexican restaurant in Canada - Las Palapas in Saskatoon.  That's Ryan Shervill on the far left, then Gord Graff, me and Daniel, and Michael Kampen.  Truly great guys.  Next stop, Winnipeg. 


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Mag's Books

  • : 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.

Nota Bene

  • It’s never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot (1819-1880)
  • Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. - My fortune cookie