16th January 1998

Historic Building Preservation Specialist Available

I will be visiting Shropshire Co., UK, in late 1998 or 1999 and seek short- term opportunities relating to the renovation, preservation and restoration of older or historic buildings. I will be happy to provide skilled labor for your project in exchange for lodging, meals, local transportation, etc., and will consider unusual situations. Skills available:

->>> Hands-on work: Woodwork of any kind; light carpentry, joinery, carving, benchwork, shopwork, etc.
(By Hammer and Hand Great Works Do Stand)

->>> Consulting: Problem solving, historical investigation, documentation drawings & photos, maintenance planning, research, etc.
(Helping People Understand & Maintain Their Historic & Older Buildings)

->>> Publication: Communication on paper and online; Writing, editing, graphics, etc.
(For All Igenious Persons Concerned in the Famous Art of Building)

->>> Education: North American preservation practice; Lectures, slide shows, workshops, practical training in hands-on methods, etc. (Sharing Knowledge is the Path to Wisdom)

I have extensive practical experience in all of the areas listed above. I would be please to work for you on a special project, or could easily fit into ongoing activities. "Teamwork" is my middle name. Learn more about me and my work at my website listed below. Email or write if you think I could help you out.

John Leeke, Preservation Consultant
Practical Restoration Reports, Publisher
Old-House Journal, Contributing Editor

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Historic HomeWorks Website: www.housenet.com/HistoricHomeWorks/index.htm

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