Monday, April 29, 2013

Speaking Dates

I'll be doing a series of presentations at the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation's Landmarks Housing Resource Center at 744 Rebecca Ave, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Repairing Panel Doors, Saturday May 18th 10am - 11:30am
We will be covering and discussing techniques for repairing and replacing damaged wooden panels in existing doors. This can be helpful in settings where it is preferable that a historic door be preserved rather than replaced. Repair can sometimes be easier than replacement especially when dealing with doors of an odd size or unique style. Hand tools will be used during the demonstration but power tool alternatives will be discussed.

Tools for Historic Preservation, Saturday May 25th 10am - 11:30am
Hand tools for historic preservation projects. Sometimes using hand tools makes things easier and safer when repairing antique homes.  We'll discuss helpful tools for various repair projects as well as what to look for when buying new and used tools.

Reproducing & Repairing Moldings, Saturday June 1st 10am - 11:30am
When a small section of molding is missing from a door, window or baseboard it can be really difficult to find a replacement. We'll discuss and demonstrate how to make a short run of any molding profile using some simple tools and materials from the home center.

Hand Tool Care, Saturday June 8th  10am - 11:30am
How to get your hand tools into working condition and keep them that way. Rust removal techniques, sharpening and tuning will be covered and practiced.

RSVPs are appreciated.
Please Contact Mary Lu at or by phone at 412-471-5808 x527

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