How to Make Your Edible Gardens Beautiful

July 10th, 2019|0 Comments

How to Make Your Edible Gardens Beautiful Gardens should be beautiful, and productive edible gardens are no exception. Dispense with that idea that vegetable gardens are unkempt, disorganized, utilitarian spaces. There’s no reason [...]

A Green Woodworking Primer

May 29th, 2019|0 Comments

A Green Woodworking Primer Let's deconstruct a concept that's become a flash-point of buzz, obsession, and occasional skepticism: green woodworking. The word "green" refers to the wood's moisture content—it's relatively wet, either freshly-felled [...]

Exercise in the Garden

September 11th, 2018|5 Comments

Exercise in the Garden When people think of exercise, most picture indoor places, like the gym, in-home exercise treadmills, and sweaty yoga studios. But this is a fairly recent mindset. If we go [...]

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The Importance of Soil

November 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Importance of Soil Home gardeners and professionals alike know that crop failure, pest damage, and poor soil conditions can be major challenges, but no matter the scale of your growing area, the [...]

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The Maniago Region

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The Maniago Region In Northeastern Italy the flat farm plains meet the sudden rise of the Dolomite mountain range which separates Italy from Austria to the North and Slovenia to [...]

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Lake Como Region

September 29th, 2017|1 Comment

Lake Como Region Lake Como lies north of Milan and just south of the Swiss border, in the Lombardy region of North Central Italy. Visitors are drawn there by the beauty of its [...]

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How To Make Apple Cider

September 13th, 2017|3 Comments

How To Make Apple Cider Autumn is apple harvesting season, and that means fresh squeezed apple cider. If you’ve been lucky enough to have some at an orchard or farmer’s market, you know [...]

Raised Bed Garden Design

September 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Raised Bed Garden Design Whether you’re a rural dweller with plenty of open space or a suburban or urban type with a smaller patch of grassy land, you can enjoy the process and [...]

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Weather Instruments

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Weather Instruments Humans throughout history have had to reckon with patterns and forces of nature beyond their control. Hunting, farming, traveling, and building are all dependent on the right conditions; as a result, [...]

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Two Paths from Seeds to Seedlings

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Two Paths From Seeds to Seedlings I’ve worked on several farms over the last three years, most recently at the Carversville Farm Foundation in Pennsylvania. It’s hard work, some of the hardest work [...]

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Camping With Kids

August 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Camping With Kids Camping with kids can be one of the great pleasures of parenting--we say ‘can’ be, because it can also be tricky, depending on the kids and the [...]

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Repotting Plants: A Guide

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Repotting Plants: A Guide Most people fall into 2 groups when it comes to keeping house plants: The first group is good at keeping their plants alive despite caring for [...]

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My First Memory of Making

June 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

From an early age, I felt drawn towards things I could build. My first real memory of making something was a go-cart when I was about 12 or 13 years old. It was not the one pictured [...]

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The Garrett Wade Story

June 1st, 2017|2 Comments

I am well into my baby-boom years. And as I look back on many past decades – all the way back to those very early days – I think on what was important, and not important [...]

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Installing Rivets 101

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Peening a rivet is a strong and useful way to reinforce a high stress area. Recently, rivets have been making a comeback due to their utilitarian strength and industrious look [...]

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How to Install Grommets

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

With our grommet setting kit you can repair or install grommets to any of your fabric items. Using our kit, you can place grommets in a multitude of fabrics including sail cloth and leather [...]

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How to Repair a Garden Hose

May 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Nothing is worse than gearing up for spring gardening and finding that you have a damaged hose. Our Garden Hose Repair Kit quickly and easily connects two lengths of hose together [...]

General Tool Sharpening Tips

April 12th, 2017|3 Comments

Whether you’re sharpening up a chisel, a knife, a plane or just looking on some background information about which sharpening stones to use, look no further. First of all, make sure that the tools you are [...]

Welcome to the Blog!

March 29th, 2017|38 Comments

Welcome to the Garrett Wade blog – your newest source for woodworking articles and news, DIY projects and ideas, guest posts from some of our most interesting friends, regular contests and giveaways and, well, basically everything else a member [...]