Ken Chester
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Ken Chester replied to Clare Alexander's discussion Got a time capsule?
"In our second old house an 1809 colonial I found a ton of news papers under the pantry cabinets put in the 1950's. Those newspapers along with a bunch from the current day were walled up as I finished an interior wall in the kitchen. During…"
Feb 26, 2012
Ken Chester replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
Feb 7, 2012
Ken Chester replied to Jessica Lemmon's discussion Tung Oiling floors - need pointers
"One thing that I found useful on softwood floors stripped of all finishes is a 50-50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Brush this on the floor, let it set an hour or two, then wipe down with a cloth until barely tacky. It soaks in and…"
Feb 6, 2012
Ken Chester replied to Jim Finley's discussion Share your old houses' hidden treasures and artifacts
"When we lived in our second old house, I found an 1843 penny in the front walkway. While working on the carriage shed I located a nail pouch with rose head nails and a leather wallet of some sort. These were probably left by the carpenter…"
Feb 6, 2012
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Feb 5, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
I'm an old house preservationist. Currently restoring my third house in 30 years.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
My experiences are vast because of time spent at this hobby. It's not for the faint of heart, but I love doing it.

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