Monthly Archives: July 2015

How I Saw: Ignatius J. Loncao (1918 – 2015)

July started out on a sad but celebratory note for my family. July 1 marked the passing of our family patriarch: Grandpa Loncao. The obit is here if you’re curious. At 97, with his two daughters by his side, he … Continue reading

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Noodling Around

A few months ago a co-worker commissioned me to build a Noodle Board. Never heard of it? Me either. Google it – it’s interesting and yes, you can do it at work without generating nastygrams from IT about your nefarious … Continue reading

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Mantel Do Over

When we started the renovation I wanted to do something with the mantel and wood beams. There were grand thoughts of barn wood and reclaimed oak. In the end, I was much more practical and it turned out for the better. … Continue reading

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Old Oak: Real Old

A few months ago my co-worker informed me of some old beams from his 1850s house. It was one of the first 10 homes built here in our community. He brought me in a sample and I knew right away: white oak…old … Continue reading

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Cutting Board Season 2015

I’m trying to update the blog over the next few weeks with about two month’s worth of work. The low blog activity is actually due to getting more stuff done on the house and in the shop…and sometimes a combination … Continue reading

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