Yestermorrow Blog

West Wall Project is Complete

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
After months of work on the west wall of the shop, the project has come to a point of completion. Thanks to the natural paints and finishes class the doors were painted with an auburn casein (milk based) paint and a salmon alis (clay based) paint; and look great. Rough cut pine was used around the windows and doors to give add a little wabi-sabi....

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Biofuels

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Our latest Biofuels course successfully converted two diesel trucks to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO). The class split into two teams and spent the weekend installing heated SVO tanks, fuel and coolant lines, and electrical solenoids and switches. By Sunday evening the trucks rolled out our new shop doors and hit the road running petroleum-...

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Stump to Sticker

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Our first Stump to Sticker class taught by instructor Nick Zandstra of Topsham was a huge success! Over 2 days they walked the woods, talked about sustainable and low-impact forest management techniques, learned how to fell trees and haul them out of the woods by hand (using a hand arch), and mill the wood using a portable WoodMizer sawmill. The...

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Electricity: Safe and Secure

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Despite the title of our recent class, Electricity: Safe and Secure, our student Susan demonstrates her special technique for wire stripping...

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Super-insulation Guru Visits Yestermorrow

By Kate Stephenson, Executive Director
Yestermorrow Instructor Bill Hulstrunk came by last week to help us re-insulate the wall by our new Executive Director's office with cellulose. We are now buttoned up for winter and toasty warm. Thanks Bill!

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