John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks

    207 773-2306      26 Higgins St. Portland, ME  04103

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Online Live Video Conference

Just finished the video conference here. What a GREAT opportunity to chat with experts like John Leeke!...If you have questions, it's a great chance to get great info! -- Ralph, in Pennsylvania

[watching the replays] I get an invaluable amount of up-to-date and ‘on the ground’  information that I can't find anywhere else. Thanks a  million for  this resource. – Greg in California

Niki here, from the video conference last night. Just wanted to thank you for all the great advice! I just checked out your steam paint removal video, and that looks like something we could REALLY use.

John, Great demonstration this evening. I have so many questions... -- Heidi, in Massachusetts

All conferences are open to the public at no cost. Currently we have no regular schedule of conferences. If you would like a conference, let me know by email JohnLeeke@HistoricHomeWorks.com and I may set one up just for you.

Everyone is welcome to join the live video conference, interested observer, beginning amateur, experienced do-it-yourselfer, advanced old-house nut, or dedicated professional (hey, that's me!). Everyone has something to learn and something to contribute.


Video & Preservation:
John, Paul, Phil & Enric discuss why we do video over the internet--the heart of the matter. (from the weekly VideoBlogger's meeting).

Another  replay of a discussion on how this new technology helps save older buildings. (VideoBlogger's meeting).

See Recordings & Permissions below.
Discuss the Conferences at the Forum


Next Scheduled Conference:

Suggest a Topic or request a special conference just for you.

 (prefer another day or time?)

Who:  John Leeke, American Preservationeer, and you, with up to 10 others, plus guest experts

What:  Open discussion on caring for and maintaining older and historic buildings. John and other experts field your questions.

Where:  Where ever you are--there we go.

How:  If you have a phone line connection to the internet you can hear audio, see still photos from the video and use the text chat feature. If you have  high-speed cable  or DSL connection to the internet you can see and broadcast video. Your web browser needs the Flash "plug-in." 

Setup:  We are still using the FlashMeeting conference server. Here is how to get up to speed on using it:

 

 

 

 

Guests : Join a conference with minimum fuss. Just click "Join the Conference" above at the scheduled time.

Sign-in Users : If you like, pre-register for a FlashMeeting account. During the conference you can upload pictures, draw on the whiteboard, etc. You do not have to pre-register.

There is no cost for joining a conference or registering.  

If your computer has a camera and/or microphone connected you can broadcast video and audio to the conference. If you have no camera or mic, you may still see and hear the conference; and use the text feature. 

If you like, get set up before hand to bring samples of your building parts to your computer's camera for the conference to see, or set up your computer and camera at a location in the building you want to show.  

Phone modem only? Give it a try, even if you have a low-speed telephone line connection. Some are having success with text chat, audio and can see the intermittent video of others. Let me know your results johnleeke@historichomeworks.com 

To get set up with video conferencing for your workshop or training session with John Leeke.

These conferences are graciously co-sponsored by The Centre for New Media, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, which provides the FlashMeeting video conferencing service. 

Recordings & Permissions
The conference and all of its video, images and text will be recorded and will be used by The Open University and Historic HomeWorks in their ongoing research to bring the latest in modern communications technology to the field of historic preservation. Any text and pictures of you, your participants and your building may be analyzed and published without further notice to you. By joining the conference you agree to these terms and transfer all your rights in the text, pictures and video you broadcast, to John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks and The Open University.

 

 

Replay Recent Conferences:

Please let me know how you are using these conference replays. This will help us plan the future of the series.
Contact me at johnleeke@historichomeworks.com
-- John,
by hammer and hand great works do stand,
by mind and heart we share the art

 

Catalog & Table of Contents for replays of past conferences:

 

 

 
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Oct. 27  IPTW International Preservation Trades Workshop, Internet Session. See replay in the big viewer 

I demonstrated the use of online conferencing with Lisa Sasser and Ken Follett, who were at the workshop in Frankfort, Kentucky. They were linked to my workshop in Portland, Maine, via the FlashMeeting system.

Here is a recording of the session, showing how I use live video conferencing over the internet for preservation trades training.

 

 

 

Afternoon  Session:

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Morning Session:

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Dec.7. Window Preservation Training in New Orleans, Q&A Sessions. View the Replay from the beginning 

 

   
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Oct. 3, Window Sash Glazing, View the Replay from the beginning
Go To:  John's favorite glazing putty
Comparison of Glazol & Sarco Type M glazing compounds
Priming putty discussion, preventing wrinkling
Sources for Whiting, & alternate materials
Glazing Demonstration
Fletcher #5 Point Driver, diamond points
Priming putty discussion, preventing wrinkling

 

 

   
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Aug. 4, Window Repairs, View the ReplayGo Directly To:  Laura asks about Removing shellac & paint from sash and re-shellacking.
Go To:  Scraping paint off muntin profiles
Go To:  Removing glazing points with the Marshalltown scraper
Go To: DoodleBug scrubber pads discussion (see more video of the DoodleBug in the Wet Abrasive Scrub paint prep methods in action at the Reports from the Field, Exterior Paint #4.)
Go To:  Reconditioning wood sash with Penetrol, linseed oil, turpentine.
Go To:  Comparison of American & Swedish Glazing, preliminary results.
Go To: Spot Paint Maintenance, American or Allback Swedish materials?
Go To: Wood-strip glazing.

 

 

 
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Jan.22, View the Replay
John and David talk about internet video and the initial steps of setting up a website to support their practical preservation work on monuments and buildings. (be sure to look through the text chat for Tim's comments.)

For background, watch about 15min. of this discussion, and take a look my video Reports from the Field, and how Paul is using one of them at his website.
also see Tim's PreservationDirectory.com as an example of a highly developed preservation website.

 

 

 

 
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Saturday Nov. 17th,Windows & Caulking View the Replay
John & Jamison discuss window glazing and sealing the joint between the window and the brick wall.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, Nov 10th, Trades Manual, View the Replay
A quick look at the trades manual, "Building Construction" by Henry Adams, published 1906.

 

 

 

 
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October 2007, NTHP Web Tools Session, View the Replay
National Trust for Historic Preservation. Web-based Tools for Preservation Advocacy, Education, and Promotion. The internet offers unparalleled means for advocacy, heritage education, and promotion of heritage tourism. Through case studies, learn about he web-based tools and technologies available, including interactive guides, video conferencing, GIS and online mapping and portals, blogs, forums, and e-zines. Get advice on setup and used, and on the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Presented by: Chris Hetzel, John Leeke, Chris Moore.

 

 

   
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Aug 18th, Old House Repairs, View the Replay
Roger & Denise, with thanks for the OHJ door article
Plaster Repairs discussion, OHJ article review
Barn Discovery, horse stall window discussion
Window Glazing, putty, glazing dado sealants
   
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Aug. 4, 2007, Window Repairs, View the ReplayGo Directly To:  Laura asks about Removing shellac & paint from sash and re-shellacking.
Go To:  Scraping paint off muntin profiles
Go To:  Removing glazing points with the Marshalltown scraper
Go To: DoodleBug scrubber pads discussion (see more video of the DoodleBug in the Wet Abrasive Scrub paint prep methods in action at the Reports from the Field, Exterior Paint #4.)
Go To:  Reconditioning wood sash with Penetrol, linseed oil, turpentine.
Go To:  Comparison of American & Swedish Glazing, preliminary results.
Go To: Spot Paint Maintenance, American or Allback Swedish materials?
Go To: Wood-strip glazing.

 

   
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July 3, 2007, Window Sash Glazing, View the Replay from the beginning
Go To:  John's favorite glazing putty
Comparison of Glazol & Sarco Type M glazing compounds
Priming putty discussion, preventing wrinkling
Sources for Whiting, & alternate materials
Glazing Demonstration
Fletcher #5 Point Driver, diamond points
Priming putty discussion, preventing wrinkling

 

 
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Oct.26th, 2006, Harford Preservation Class View the Replay

Rhonda Deeg, Dir. of the Building Preservation Program at Harford College, asked me to talk with her Construction Management Students. I tell a few stories about how I discovered the business side of the preservation trades. We hear some business experiences of the Harford students. The true character of the participants shines through: here
What's one of your "rules of business?" , and here
Do you really like doing all the paperwork?.

Rhonda requires her Building Materials students to participate in the regularly scheduled video conferences. 

(if you'd like to have a video conference with your students, just let me know 


 

  View more replays at the Archive.
 

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Archived Conferences


John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks

    207 773-2306      26 Higgins St. Portland, ME  04103

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