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Roofs, September 11, 2017

In the continuation of the “roofs” series, here is a recap of what we have been working on. After completing the dormer and installing the finishing on the gable end, we started preparing the roofs for the shingles. We began … Continue reading

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Roofs, Sept 7, 2017

We are proceeding through the limited days of the roofs module and we are making progress. Currently, we are working on the dormers on our little building and trying to figure out the math and techniques to install the plates, … Continue reading

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Another group moves on, August 27, 2017

Well, I am happy to say that another group of carpentry students has successfully completed their program at CVCEC. This group was very diligent in their studies and dedicated themselves to learning the basic skillsets of the trade. It is … Continue reading

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Let’s press “restart” Aug. 22, 2017

For those of you who have faithfully followed this blog, you may have wondered where I have been for the past little while…..I say “little”, because it has been a long time since I last posted. ¬†Actually, I am embarrassed … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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