Carpentry and Millwork

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Mitre Research
Compound mitres and trammel work.
Crown Mitre Angle Instructional Jig for Saw Setting Template Fabrication

Hello everyone. I’m a millworker and an oil painter. Also, I have previously framed a barn.

Timber Joinery
Laminate oak and mahogany cutting board and an initial crown molding stock lumber fabrication
and mitre cut joinery experiment piece
Construction of an oil painting canvas. Corner clamps, pre drilled and countersunk Phillips drywall screws, and a wide roll of canvas. I initially used utilitarian staples and yet now I prefer 1 1/2” brass nails. This is similar to the build of a cabinetry door.

The following photos are of a door re-bore for an electronic deadbolt:

I need the help of an apprentice carpenter and general assistant. I intend to build several free standing cabinets and tables, and, a hinged and latched finish plywood tool storage cabinet. Also, I need to design and build a lumber stock cart on wheels; and, as an oil painter I will be continuing to make and stretch canvasses and custom frame them once painted. Interested persons will need a shop coat, pocket protectors, and basic measuring devices such as a 6” combination square, Staedtler architectural pencil, 6” architectural scale, Lufkin architectural pocket scale (1/4,1/8), and additional tools over time in perhaps a hard case. (I can advise). Interest in earth science, forestry, agronomy and silviculture would be good. My website is and my phone numbers are 860-316-8778 and 4450.

Pentagonal box with mitre cuts,
A Moore’s Sawmill (Bloomfield, CT) native oak plank that is router cut for a sheet metal steel fluxed rapousse mold brass casting experiment,
and Gifford Pinchot’s invention: the Biltmore Stick. (see: BILTMORE, NC)
Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Biltmore.
Ashville North Carolina.
Gifford Pinchot, founder of Yale Forestry
…and first USFS Chief, (10/1/1905)
Pinchot designed the forestry, silviculture and landscaping of Mr. Vanderbilt’s Biltmore estate.
French educated silviculturalist, from Simsbury Connecticut, Gifford Pinchot, who founded Yale School of Forestry, became our USA’s first USDA USFS Chief Forester on 10/1/1901
… pictured with each of the Roosevelt Presidents
“The Pinchot Sycamore”
…and the “Bataan Corregidor Bridge“.
Gifford Pinchot was born in Simsbury, Connecticut, and the Pinchot Sycamore is just East of Simsbury center, on the Bloomfield side of Connecticut’s Farmington River. Pinchot famously said that our USA’s public domain is intended to provide “the greatest good for the greatest number of people.”
Current (2023) USFS 20th Chief Randolph Moore.
Randy Moore was appointed during BLM.
Moore now leads our US Forest Service.

Black Lives Matter; in our USA, has been denigrated since President Donald Trump and USDA Secretary Tomas Vilsack appointed Randy Moore as the first ever African American Chief of our USA’s Forest Service.

Chief Moore now justly succeeds the era of President Theodore Roosevelt, first USFS Chief Gifford Pinchot, and Booker T Washington.

Lumber for the public good,
and as reparations,
is pertinent to every facet of our USA.

Essentially Euclidean and Pythagorean mathematics are the basis of fundamental navigation, cartography and carpentry.

The photographs below are of the mahogany laminate butcher block I fabricated, cut to size and installed.

The clamping test, reclamping for the glue process, and all of the finish cuts were time consuming and required precision; so I made 1/4” plywood templates for width and depth cuts and checked all measurements several times in order to assure that all final cuts were perfect the first time.


The finished product wiggled and shivered into place without a rawhide mallet.


Structural carpentry with finish millwork

A gradually sagging beam after a previous owner’s renovation removed structural aspects for aesthetic purposes.

I need to fabricate a bottle Jack post engineering fix for a failing beam in this same kitchen. I plan to elevate the sagging element perhaps a quarter of an inch back towards it’s original position by using an 8 ton bottle jack with large blocks of finish oak and a timber that can then be boxed into finish carpentry via millwork carpentry. In the process, the bottle Jack will become integral and will be MiGd until rigid and inoperable whence it will remain within the finished product as the integral structural aspect of finish cabinetry.

I believe that the knee wall on one side of the span can be a CO2 keg canister cabinet for water, seltzer, soda, and beer. My father at least wants a wine chilling refrigerator. For the custom keg cooler with the CO2 system in it; I plan to cut open a a 20 year old old micro fridge and see if the refrigeration components can be removed from the fridge body and remain or be remade as functional. If so, I can do the same to a new $89 micro fridge, and then R17 board line a TiG brass sheet metal ice box into the finish cabinet. The insulated sheet brass ice box for beverages will then be internal to the new custom cabinet between the structural column element in support of the compromised girt aspect… between the wine chiller and the column. Said column for remediation of the girt sag that occurred during an incorrect remodel will be initial, permanent, and complete in such a way as to allow for the requisite experimental re-engineering of cube refrigerator components and, or, other millwork options as determined and decided upon by the owner.

Laminate countertop prototype?

The cabinet will have at least the wine chilling fridge and and variable possible cabinet space. And, another mahogany glue laminate countertop like the one pictured above is perhaps certain. Water flexible thermodynamically appropriate water line and drain hose through the wall might allow a small bar sink to make the millwork cabinetry a better additional prep station for a sous chef.

Additional possibilities then include wall shelving to the ceiling, or, the square custom mahogany glue laminate countertop might have a couple of feet or so as the top of a shelving component that would rise from within a corner of the planned cabinet interior on a scissor lift that elevates upwards from behind the space required for the wine fridge. However, simply continuing bead board knee wall wainscoting on the half wall may be the final decision in such a way that the re-engineering of the cube fridge may be an independent cabinet on casters for use elsewhere or for gift or sale to another party.


Previous structural work: a timber frame.

Inside my frame work.
I did all the timber framing and roof lath shown here; with my father. The barn in this video is on my mother’s equine estate.