Update

Doors

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Mac Ward is installing the door jambs in the cellar.

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Gene Lyman continues to install door hinges and locks.

Exterior

Blaise Gaston and Paul Pyzyana are painting the North Wing’s eastern stoop and stair

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Bill Bichell is driving and clenching the wrought nails into the heart-pine lattice that will go under the portico deck. Clenching nails, or hammering the projecting end of a nail back against a piece of wood, is common method of insuring a nail would stay securely in place and has been used for centuries if not longer.

Millwork

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Blaise Gaston and Paul Pyzyana are getting ready to make the transoms for the wing doorways. The muntins in the transoms are bent into an incredibly complex design and the picture below shows some of the approximately 160 pieces that will make up the shaper templates Blaise is going to use to build the transoms.

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