Author Archives: jhcarpentry

About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.

Our House Diary #70, Wrapping up the exterior, March 31, 2017

Another transition of the Our House has come and gone: this past week, in spite of the poor weather conditions, we managed to close up the exterior of the buildings and installed the last of the siding connections between the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our House Diary #69: Working with volunteers, March 22, 2017

I’ve been working with a new crew these past few days as I volunteer some of my time to the Our House project in the effort to get the building sealed up for the weather and prepare for the next … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our House Diary #68: post-delivery; the Habitat for Humanity phase starts! March 15, 2017

Yesterday was the first “official” day in the Habitat phase of the Our House build. Although I have volunteered with some others for a few days to tidy up some “delivery issues” a while ago, we started the volunteer phase … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our House Diary # 67, March 13, 2017

And you thought that the Our House project was ended!! It is in a way, but the repercussions still reverberate! This post is to give you some links to the latest news and videos of the installation of the units: … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Self-directed enrichment opportunities, March 5, 2015

I’ve directed you, my faithful readers, to this site in the past, but this latest link is pretty pertinent to you as students of carpentry and learners willing to manage your own enrichment activities. The site is the  Instructables web page, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“After” the Our House, Feb 28, 2017

For those of you wonder why the blog has been silent for the past few weeks, you should know that I was away in chilly San Francisco….pretty much every day was warmer here in the Montreal area than the temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Our House Diary# 66: …And It All Went Well!!, Feb. 11, 2017

Yesterday was the big move day. Our goal was to deliver, assemble and weatherproof the Our House by the end of the day. We started early on probably the coldest day of the past year…oh well, just another challenge to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments