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When the home of someone suffers a devastating fire, it is unheard of, to expect that they would open their home to the public that others might benefit from their unfortunate experience.

But that is exactly what David and Debby Adams did.

David is no stranger to the reconstruction process, as New England's premiere authority on Historic Preservation and Reconstruction, he has been doing Historic Renovations for almost 40 years.

His own home has been a work in progress for nearly 30 years and now he has to start over. It is an honor and a privilege to bear witness to the restoration of his restoration.

We hope you find our efforts worthwhile, this production would not be possible without your generous contributions and the support of our sponsors.

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The Craftsmen’s Journal has been working with Dave Adams and the guys for over a year now recording his Re-restoration. This venture started as a three minute clip we put together for the web, but now we are trying to take it to the next level. We would like to put together a 30-minute premiere episode to be aired on Portsmouth's cable channel PPMTV.

We've started a KickStarter campaign to help fund this first episode and are now reaching out to ask you to become a part of this project. If you are as passionate about the preservation and restoration of historic buildings as we are, we're sure you will appreciate what we are trying to do. All we ask is for you to share this link with your Facebook friends and, if you can, a small donation would mean so much.

Thank you for your time. We can't wait to get started!

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Ever wonder why the size of a nail is referred to in pennies... e.g., an 8 or 10 penny nail? Well we asked Dave about nails and were enlightened. :)

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This is our update on "The Craftsmen's Journal" series.

With the benefit of our Kickstarter campaign, we are close to finishing our first episode of "The Craftsmen's Journal" and our attention is now being drawn towards the preparation of our premiere and private viewing. We also need to start our campaign to fund the other twelve episodes of this series. . . Lots of work. Too many hats for just Dottie, Mike and Dave.

In the past, numerous offers have come in on how can people help. Until now, it would only have meant more people on the already crowded construction site, but now if you would like to get involved, we could sure use the help.

http://www.craftsmensjournal.com/volunteers/

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Dave deep in thought...

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A finish coat of paint does wonders to bring out the texture of a hand planed 18th century door.

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Lexi Adams Same door? Or re-made door?

April 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Lexi Adams I never noticed how crazy the hand planing was--never! glad you could reuse it.

April 28, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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Erik spots the sun breaking through the clouds... time to bring in more floor boards.

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The guys are sporting new 2 pocket waist aprons...

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Restoring Portsmouth home takes craft and vision -

http://www.newhampshire.com/article/20140218/NEWHAMPSHIRE02/140219235

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Daniel Ferguson if you need help I am available. been a carpenter for thirty years

February 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

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Thank You Everyone!

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Great news! The Craftsmen's Journal made the Hot List for Film & Video Projects to watch. ;) http://www.kicktraq.com/hotlist/film%20&%20video/

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We thought we would have a little fun with our over the top "The Craftsmen's Journal" Trailer presented as an Action / Adventure movie... Poster Included. We can dream can't we. ;)

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The Craftsmen's Journal The link above the poster is to our YouTube site where it is a little easier to go back and look at some of our older videos... We had some real fun with the Movie Trailer. FYI there is also an official website http://www.craftsmensjournal.com/

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A little different perspective with the last bit still to come out.

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Daniel Ferguson wish I could work with these men I've been a carpenter for thirty years

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Terrence on the second floor removing boards, while Dave is remembering that he had already done this once before... :(

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More peeling back the floor and stripping it back before anything can start to happen.

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Robert Mcgary i remember this, oh i'm back in the early 70's

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David Adams So am I ... like my own Groundhog Day ...

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Nicely done! Thank you Aimee! ;)

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Nicely done... Thank you Aimee!

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The Craftsmen’s Journal and KickStarter

The Craftsmen’s Journal has been working with Dave Adams and the guys for over a year now recording his Re-restoration. This venture started as a three minute clip we put together for the web, but now we are trying to take it to the next level. We would like to put together a 30-minute premiere episode to be aired on Portsmouth's cable channel PPMTV. For those who don't get them on cable, they also have a live feed on the internet and a Facebook group.

PPMTV - http://ppmtvnh.org/
Live Feed - http://ppmtvnh.org/live/
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/328293520530247/

We've started a KickStarter campaign to help fund this first episode and are now reaching out to ask you to become a part of this project. If you are as passionate about the preservation and restoration of historic buildings as we are, we're sure you will appreciate what we are trying to do. All we ask is for you to share this link with your Facebook friends and, if you can, a small donation would mean so much.

Thank you for your time. We can't wait to get started!

Our KickStarter Campaign - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2007271434/the-craftsmens-journal-the-re-restoration-pilot-ep

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