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Reproducing historic architectural details

When a train station's 120-year-old roof brackets decay, a carpenter braces the roof and constructs a detailed template to guide the restoration 

Carpenter and cabinetmaker Brian Campbell took on a big project: reproducing a pair of roof brackets holding up an overhang on a historic train station in Winona, Minn. Using templates, jigs, joinery, and glue, Campbell re-created the brackets. This "Master Carpenter" column includes a "Tricks of the Trade" sidebar about using the right glue for the job.

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