Steve Maxwell, Editor – Home & PropertySteve Maxwell and his wife Mary live on a 90-acre modern homestead on Manitoulin Island, Ontario in a stone house they built with local materials beginning in 1985. Steve is Canada’s longest-running home improvement and how-to columnist. He divides his time working on the land, building things large and small, and creating articles and how-to videos that teach sustainable, self-reliant, hands-on living skills. Steve’s BaileyLineRoad.com website is named after the rural road where he and Mary live with their five kids. Click here to join 20,000+ people who look forward to Steve’s Saturday morning newsletter each week. Link to: https://baileylineroad.com/sign-make-saturday-mornings-better/
Deck finishes are getting better, and testing over time gives the final proof. Watch and see how I do it.
Thickness planers don't just make wood smooth, they also make multiple parts very consistent. Watch and see how this applies to the job of making batches of wood strips.
Watch stonemason Steve Maxwell teach a detailed lesson on how he turns raw stone into precise arch stones using hand tools and hand-held power tools.
One of a handful of videos that are part of Steve Maxwell's Easy-Build Table project and plans course.
This three minute video shows how to use a hand-held belt sander as a pretty good woodworking edge sander.
Watch how we keep our backyard chickens healthy and happy in the great white north of Manitoulin Island, Canada
Watch the last stone being laid on a hand-made house, 31 years after the project began.
I've been using milk paint for 30 years, and this video shows how to deal with a challenge common with the first coat.
The right kind of tank-style water heater makes a great source of heat for any kind of hot water space heating system. Simple, economical, easy to maintain and reliable. Check out this detailed technical tutorial on how to make it happen.