Tag Archives: Restoration

Volunteers Sought To Save Peter Tufts House (c. 1680)

The Medford Historical Society, of Medford, Massachusetts, is looking to quickly assemble a team of volunteers to manage the stabilization of the Peter Tufts House (c. 1677-1680), one of the oldest brick homes in the United States. Built around 1680, … Continue reading

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Mabel P. Stivers’ Resurrection of the Mansfield House

The Reverend Richard Mansfield House would not have survived to the present day, had it not been for the efforts of Mabel P. Stivers, a local historian and preservationist from Ansonia, Connecticut. When Saint Joseph Parish purchased the Mansfield property in … Continue reading

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Skunk Palace? Hope Not!

There’s no doubt that the Mansfield House foundation is in need of some serious repair and re-pointing (not to mention rodent and air sealing) in certain areas, especially within the vicinity of the front steps and entry: But it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Bench With Inset Vises

Here’s an enhancement to my Golden Ratio workbench design that incorporates several Veritas Inset Vises into the bench top: My objective here is to get the same functionality as traditional woodworking vises, but without an obtrusive attachment at the bench … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for January 20th

Now that the holidays are over and everyone’s down to business again, what better thing to do than publish our first weekly summary of the New Year? So with no further ado, here, once again, is our hand-picked, curated summary … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio Bench: Complete Design in SketchUp

This morning, I finished designing the frame for my Golden Ratio clamping/assembly workbench, using Google SketchUp. Here’s the design of the frame: I’d published an initial design of the bench top itself just a few weeks ago. At that time, it … Continue reading

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