Monthly Archives: September 2013

Woodworking cont’d, Sept 30, 2013

Still no hypothesis as to what we are repairing! As we saw in the last post we have made the dowel and figured how to fit it into the existing part.  Now we have to make certain we can attach … Continue reading

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Woodworking cont’d, Sept 29, 2013

OK, so now we know how to make a dowel using a spokeshave.  This can also be accomplished using a router table if the radius of the round-over bit is 1/2 the thickness of the square material being used.  Although … Continue reading

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Woodworking – Sept 26, 2013

A little deviation from the discussion of native trees….. A neighbour came over the other day and needed an antique repaired.  Because it was old, handmade and unique, she wanted the repair to meet two of those features: I can’t … Continue reading

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Black Walnut cont’d, Sept 23, 2013

A couple more thoughts regarding the Black Walnut.  Firstly I have a photo of the compound leaves: As you can see it is quite an attractive tree and will keep its foliage well into the fall season.  Unlike the Butternut … Continue reading

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Black Walnut (finally!), Sept 22, 2013

Welcome to fall…..we have officially passed the day (equinox) when the sun is visible in the sky for the same number of hours and minutes as it is not.  It is all downhill from here(unless you like the dark) until … Continue reading

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Not so random post for Russell, Sept 19, 2013

What do ya know….a second post in the same day.  I really ought to get a life! This post is for our retiring custodian, Russell Fournier.  Today was his last day at CVCEC, and true to form, he seemed to … Continue reading

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Random post for Nancy, Sept 19th

Again, a postponement of the Black Walnut post… This morning I was walking my dog prior to leaving for work – it was a beautiful clear sky with the full moon setting in the west and the sky beginning to … Continue reading

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Roofs postscript, Sept 18, 2013

I told you I was going to discuss the Black Walnut tree on my next post, but things change and I’ll return to the tree theme soon. For today, I want to give a little postscript of the roofing module … Continue reading

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End of Roofs, Sept 17, 2013

Well today is the last day of “Roofs”.  For those of you preparing for your final exam, good luck! It is a little late in the day to start reviewing material for the exam, so I won’t do it here.  … Continue reading

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Roofs, Sept 12, 2013

Last sketch up drawings for the module on the blog….. The valley must be: -installed cleanly into the planes created by the sheathing – no bulges, gaps underneath or not crooked into the valley -cut at the fascia so that … Continue reading

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