On The Level

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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rotting Rafters

Rotting Rafters

I am just about finished with a porch roof repair in Milford. It is on a brick Victorian that is one of the prettiest houses in town. As with a lot of older homes upkeep and maintenance were sorely neglected. Luckily the new owners want to repair what has been damaged, before it is lost. […]

Japanese Block Plane

Japanese Block Plane

This little Japanese Block plane is quickly becoming the go to tool in my trim carpentry pouch. I got it on the recommendation of Yann Giguere of Mokuchi woodworking. Japanese Hand planes and tools in general took a little bit of getting used to. For one they cut on the pull stroke instead of the […]

Clubhouse Trim

Clubhouse Trim

I am currently working on the clubhouse of a private hunting and fishing club here in Sullivan County.  The original clubhouse from 1893 burned down and was rebuilt sometime in the 1920’s.  It is a huge old building with a large banquet room, a bunch of guest rooms and at least 8 bathrooms.  The banquet […]