Monthly Archives: October 2015

Roofs: Retrospective 3, Oct. 30, 2015

After showing you the product and the tools necessary to create that product, I am going to attempt to describe the process. The product was a standing lock roof (see 2 posts ago) that I made with the tools I … Continue reading

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Roofs, Retrospective, 2, Oct 28, 2015

In the last post, I showed some “standing lock” roofs that I had constructed about 15 years ago. The process I used was essentially the same one that carpenters used 100 years ago and the tools I used were from … Continue reading

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Roofs, retrospective, 1, Oct.25, 2015

Every so often, I wander past some “old” project of mine from days of yore when I was a carpenter and not a teacher of carpentry. These days, with a camera in the cell phone and a place to share … Continue reading

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Roofs, “remodelling”, Oct. 21, 2015

Every so often, I discover buildings that have been remodelled (perhaps “remudelled” is a better word!) in a way which stands out for its strangeness or awkwardness. I went for a walk in the Adirondacks a few weekends ago when … Continue reading

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The little gazebo that could…..Oct. 15, 2015

It is great to have the right equipment and the right people on hand for the task to be done. Landscaping asked if it would be possible to move the gazebo in the front of the building down to the … Continue reading

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“Special Projects” Oct. 13, 2015

Sometimes we at CVCEC are asked to build projects for schools or centres in our school board. Usually, we do not simply construct these projects for the schools, but try to involve our students as an additional learning opportunity outside … Continue reading

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(Exterior) Finishing…., Oct. 8, 2015

I am not teaching any of you at the moment, but that does not mean that I do not have a few stories to tell for those interested. I save these “stories” up waiting for an opportunity to share them … Continue reading

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