Horizontal Rocket Stove

Even tinkerers have heroes. One of mine is Pekka Leskela. The soft-spoken Swedish stove designer and builder embodies much of what I aspire to be. innovating, inventing, experimenting…. you know, tinkering. All in the service of inspiring others to do their own designs. The concept for this project comes from one of Pekka’s designs that … More Horizontal Rocket Stove

Tinkerer’s Delight

Spent most of today driving around getting materials. Thus the only tinkering I got to do was putting up a new Ceiling light in the guest cottage. Nice fixture, though I’m willing to bet the designer wasn’t 64 years old with stiff and shaky fingers. 🙄

E-Z Turn composter

One of the things I have been involved with this year is teaching classes in how to make “hot” compost. A hot compost pile is one which is constructed to create the ideal environment for thermophilic bcteria which can break down organic material is as little as one month. The downside to hot composting is … More E-Z Turn composter