Practice makes (more) perfect

Hanging old doors in an old house requires the old skill of mortising wood for hinges. Mortising for hinges requires very sharp chisels.

Sharpening is an art unto it’s own

A good hinge mortise will exactly fit the hinge in 3 dimensions.

Sometimes, just sometimes, it all works the way it should

A beautiful fit and doesn’t swing by itself

Looking much better

All this trim is made from stock yellow pine with a table saw, router table, and chop saw.

First window we’ve trimmed completely from scratch

A good bit of wood trim to do yet, including picture rail, chair rail and a little cove molding where the ceiling meets the walls.

Just in time for cooler weather, our new helper in the addition:

No longer just a yard lizard