by Daniel Mack


Summer 2022

Active Writing:

Exploring the features of

"Casual Alchemy"

Making a Book of Mirrors (2022)

The Casual Alchemist     (since 1997)

Anima: Carved Bark Figures 

2. "Thin Places"        60+ columns since 2012


Summer 2022  "No Mow May" The Idea and The Reality


2020/21   2018/19    2016/17   2012/13


Older Writing:

Wayward Artists BLOG  (2009-2019)

Cultural Icon Books (2008)


signed/shipped $20/each     Reviews: 8/13/08  6/27/08

Log Cabin Living  (1999)    out-of-print

a long essay-poem on the log cabin -- on everything except how to make them! It's about camping, bugs, ghosts, trees, food collecting and all the other little streams of imagination that feed the Log Cabin mind in each of us.

I have two copies left .     $40 post-paid.

Rustic Books  (Four between 1991-2004)

All these books have a mix of history, lore, technical information and projects.They each feature work by a couple of dozen different makers. No one book is "better",but the first, Making Rustic Furniture (1991) is still The Rustic Bible with over 100,000 copies out there!                 signed/shipped $20

The Art of Rustic Furniture (1995) 

The second book, The Rustic Furniture Companion was re-named The Art of Rustic Furniture (1995) when it went to paperback.  out-of-print

available from Amazon or Ebay.

The Rustic Workshop (1999)

Simple Rustic Furniture, was re-named The Rustic Workshop (1999) when it went to paperback. signed/shipped $25

Rustic Garden Furniture and Accessories

(2004) with my friend, Thomas Stender.

Rustic Garden Furniture and Accessories is the fourth and last in this Rustic Series for Lark Books with 30 clear projects and tool information.



"Anima", Dark Mountain #6  October, 2014

"The Third Age"  on aging/eldering Sept. 2014

Thin Places, Dirt Magazine archive since 2011  

"Masculinity is like pulled pork", Oct. 201         

Earlier Articles

Blogs     (Inactive, 2022)   

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