Copyright (c) 2014 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "A Carpenter's View" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "A Carpenter's View" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/a-carpenters-view Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:36:57 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "A Carpenter's View" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "A Carpenter's View" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/a-carpenters-view <![CDATA[Generations]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:44:36 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26173/generations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/26173/generations Generations Posted by R_Laws
I wrote a little essay about an experience I had while my first grandson was arriving. I thought you all might like it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Working with all kinds of people]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20474/working-with-all-kinds-of-people http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20474/working-with-all-kinds-of-people Working with all kinds of people Posted by redwing44
What do we gain by looking beyond other workers' color, race, or gender? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Moving construction material on the job site and working with the Laborer's Union.]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 18:16:01 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20033/moving-construction-material-on-the-job-site-and-working-with-the-laborers-union http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20033/moving-construction-material-on-the-job-site-and-working-with-the-laborers-union Moving construction material on the job site and working with the Laborer's Union. Posted by redwing44
This a short history of how we moved building materials for many years on the job site years ago. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/20033/moving-construction-material-on-the-job-site-and-working-with-the-laborers-union
<![CDATA[How Little I know About Carpentry]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 17:50:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19901/how-little-i-know-about-carpentry http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19901/how-little-i-know-about-carpentry How Little I know About Carpentry Posted by redwing44
One exciting aspect about carpentry is that there is always more to learn. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Good, Safe Carpentry Work Demands That We be Present]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19130/good-safe-carpentry-work-demands-that-we-be-present http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/19130/good-safe-carpentry-work-demands-that-we-be-present Good, Safe Carpentry Work Demands That We be Present Posted by redwing44
Are we able to do our carpentry work well without really being present? Carpentry, in my opinion, is Meditation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story as Told by a Greenhouse]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18178/my-story-as-told-by-a-greenhouse http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18178/my-story-as-told-by-a-greenhouse My Story as Told by a Greenhouse Posted by redwing44
This is the last in a series of posts that will be published soon as a book titled "One Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses." Check it out on www.amazon.com. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/18178/my-story-as-told-by-a-greenhouse
<![CDATA[Working with Toxic Chemicals on the Job Site]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17797/working-with-toxic-chemicals-on-the-job-site http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17797/working-with-toxic-chemicals-on-the-job-site redwing44
A timely blog on the hazards of using toxic chemicals in our work places and job sites. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17797/working-with-toxic-chemicals-on-the-job-site
<![CDATA[One Carpenter's Life as Told by Small Houses and Spaces]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17402/one-carpenters-life-as-told-by-small-houses-and-spaces http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17402/one-carpenters-life-as-told-by-small-houses-and-spaces One Carpenter's Life as Told by Small Houses and Spaces Posted by redwing44
This is an excerpt from a book that will be published this fall: "One Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses." ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17402/one-carpenters-life-as-told-by-small-houses-and-spaces
<![CDATA[My Story as Told by Habitat Houses]]> Fri, 06 May 2011 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17016/my-story-as-told-by-habitat-houses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/17016/my-story-as-told-by-habitat-houses My Story as Told by Habitat Houses Posted by redwing44
Habitat builds for people, not for profit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Carpentry Ethics]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:01:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16819/carpentry-ethics http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16819/carpentry-ethics redwing44
Taking a beginning look at how ethics fits into carpentry. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2011 17:19:06 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16573/my-story-as-told-through-houses-the-tract-home http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16573/my-story-as-told-through-houses-the-tract-home My Story As Told Through Houses -- The Tract Home Posted by redwing44
These blogs around houses are excepts from a book that Taunton Press will publish this fall. Hope you read the book and let me know what you think of it. I do appreciate feedback. Thanks, Larry Haun ]]>
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<![CDATA[IN PRAISE OF LEED]]> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:22:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16316/in-praise-of-leed http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16316/in-praise-of-leed IN PRAISE OF LEED Posted by redwing44
Is there anything good we can say about the LEED program? ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story -- The Quonset Hut]]> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 18:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16135/my-story-the-quonset-hut http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/16135/my-story-the-quonset-hut My Story -- The Quonset Hut Posted by redwing44
Sometimes we get it right and build like nature does. The Quonset hut is a good example of this. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story Through Houses: The Manufactured House]]> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15967/my-story-through-houses-the-manufactured-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15967/my-story-through-houses-the-manufactured-house My Story Through Houses: The Manufactured House Posted by redwing44
Manufactured houses can be delivered by a truck, arrive on it's own wheels, or set by a crane. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15967/my-story-through-houses-the-manufactured-house
<![CDATA[My Story Through Houses: The Adobe]]> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15815/my-story-through-houses-the-adobe http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15815/my-story-through-houses-the-adobe My Story Through  Houses: The Adobe Posted by redwing44
Is building with the dirt we stand on not a green thing to do? ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15815/my-story-through-houses-the-adobe
<![CDATA[The Pre-cut House]]> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 13:05:41 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15250/the-pre-cut-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/15250/the-pre-cut-house The Pre-cut House Posted by redwing44
Before World War II, pre-cut houses were inexpensive and commonly built throughout our country. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story Through Houses: The Dugout]]> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14777/my-story-through-houses-the-dugout http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14777/my-story-through-houses-the-dugout My Story Through Houses: The Dugout Posted by redwing44
The dugout may have been the best type of housing for western prairie dwellers living in sub-zero temperatures and howling winds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 3: The Old Frame House]]> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:50:32 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14621/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-3-the-old-frame-house http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14621/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-3-the-old-frame-house My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 3: The Old Frame House Posted by redwing44
Veteran carpenter Larry Haun continues his popular autobiographical series touching on the history -- and the possible future -- of houses in America, and the way we live in them. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14621/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-3-the-old-frame-house
<![CDATA[My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 2: The Straw Bale]]> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 16:24:02 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14189/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-2-the-straw-bale http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/14189/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-2-the-straw-bale My Story As Told By Houses -- Part 2: The Straw Bale Posted by redwing44
Straw bale house construction is undergoing a revival in our country. There seem to be many reasons for this. First, the basic building material, dry straw left over from harvesting grains like wheat, rye, and rice is easily obtained at a reasonable cost from local sources in our farming states. Much of the work needed to build with straw bales can be done by semi-skilled workers. Community minded people, friends and neighbors, can come together for a “bale-raising” party. ]]>
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<![CDATA[My Story As Told By Houses-- Part 1, The Soddy]]> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13837/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-1-the-soddy http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/13837/my-story-as-told-by-houses-part-1-the-soddy My Story As Told By Houses-- Part 1, The Soddy Posted by redwing44
“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills and winding streams with tangled growth as wild. Only to the white man was nature a wilderness, and only to him was the... ]]>
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