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2012 Workshops: Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation

** Thanks to all who participated! **

All workshops are geared toward individuals of all skills levels and would be beneficial for homeowners, contractors, and managers of historic properties.

Preservation of Wood Windows
July 15 - 20, 2012
Instructor: Duffy Hoffman

Duffy HoffmanA Preservation Trades Network member and demonstrator, Duffy Hoffman is a third-generation craftsman and owner of P and R Inc.  Participants will learn all aspects of restoring wood windows and follow the sash restoration process from removing the window to paint removal, use of epoxies, Dutchman repair, glazing and reinstallation.  Instruction will include pros and cons of window weatherization, including energy savings of storm windows, and participants will learn how to make windows snug and sound.

Hoffman has been restoring windows for more than 25 years, combining traditional craftsman techniques with new technologies.  He has completed several projects on historic landmarks including the Highlands in Fort Washington, PA; the Sheldon House in Princeton, NJ, home of John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; the Cornwall Iron Furnace in Cornwall, PA; and the Charles Carroll Manor House in Ellicott City, MD, home of another Declaration of Independence signee.  He is a specialist in painting and lead-safe work practices, and is a Certified Renovator and Certified Dust Sampling Technician.

Rates
Cost of the workshop is $750, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials and safety glasses.

Lodging
Students will stay in dormitory-style accommodations, with shared bath.  Bed linens and towels are furnished.  All Pine Mountain Settlement School buildings are smoke-free.  No pets or firearms are allowed on campus.

Meals
The workshop begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 15 and ends after lunch Friday, July 20.  Meals are served in the Laurel House Dining Hall.  Vegetarian meals are available on request.

Advance Deposit
A non-refundable advance deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration and will apply to the total cost of reservations.  Lodging is not guaranteed without deposit.

Preservation of Steel Windows
June 10-15, 2012
Instructor: Jim Turner

Jim TurnerJim Turner is a Preservation Trades Network member and demonstrator and owns Turner Restoration based in Detroit, MI.  During this workshop, participants will learn how to remove steel window units from openings in brick, tile, stone and wood buildings to facilitate restoration of all components.  Jim will demonstrate how to repair rusted and bent sections of windows by replacing missing components, adjusting frames, removing and reapplying glazing, removing and reappling paint, repairing window hardware, and all other aspects of steel window restoration.  Additional instruction will include how to build a spray paint booth, how to weld new sections for windows, work safety practices.

Jim started his restoration business in 2004, not long after he attended two week-long window repair workshops in 2002 at Pine Mountain Settlement School. Ten years later, Jim returns to campus as one of the leading tradesmen in the country in steel window restoration.  "I cannot express the impact those weeks have made on my work in preservation and the practical application of traditional trade methods," he says.

For several years Jim had been working to support historic preservation in Detroit, where he lived, and in other parts of Michigan.  With the hands-on training he received at Pine Mountain, he was able to teach others in his neighborhood some basic skills.  He has helped to develop a High School Preservation Overlay Program for vocational students and also conducted several window repair workshops throughout the United States.

Rates
Cost for the workshop is $950, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials and safety glasses.

Lodging
Students will stay in dormitory-style accommodations, with shared bath.  Bed linens and towels are furnished.  All Pine Mountain Settlement School buildings are smoke-free.  No pets or firearms are allowed on campus.

Meals
The workshop begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10 and ends after lunch Friday, June 15.  Meals are served in the Laurel House Dining Hall.  Vegetarian meals are available on request.

Advance Deposit
A non-refundable advance deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration and will apply to the total cost of a reservation.  Lodging is not guaranteed without deposit.

 

 

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Last Updated 9/9/2013