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Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen is an editor, carpenter, woodworker, and author of the award-winnin g A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats , which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Midwest Connections bookseller pick . A former executive editor of Family Handyman magazine, Carlsen has written fo r Men's Health, Popular Woodworking, Make, and many other publications.