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   Rondout Woodworking mission    

                                         Since 1982 Rondout Woodworking, led by James Kricker, has been dedicated to providing high quality contracting services to historic industrial and agricultural sites. We also specialize in wooden boat construction and repair. Our goal is to deliver a level of craftsmanship that compliments the skills of the 17th- 19th century millwrights, boat builders, and timber framers who originally built the structures,
and water craft of our pre 20th century landscape.

About Us
    Rondout Woodworking is a group of skilled craftsmen committed to quality work. Jim, along with long time crew members Peter Kricker, and Wayne Ford, offer services on all aspects of building and restoration of mills, wooden boats, and barns. Our work often involves undertaking and completing projects that have been labeled hopeless by other contractors.      

Range of Services


Our capabilities include:
- Consultation
- Research
- Condition surveys and reports
- Design and working drawings
- Repair and new construction of water and wind powered structures and machinery elements in wood and metal
- Repair and construction of traditional barns and farm structures.
- Fabrication of the wood and metal machinery components of mills including waterwheels, horsewheels, gearing, shafting, bearings and mill process machinery.
- Specialty fabrication and repair of wood and metal objects - past projects have included sculptures, cannon wheels, farm machinery, antique aircraft, antique automobiles and wooden sailing vessels.
- Pattern making
- Sourcing of historically appropriate or hard-to-obtain materials and parts.
- Use of appropriate techniques, tools, rigging and layout systems to replicate period construction details.
- Sensitivity to clients needs including budget, schedule, historical accuracy, museum procedures and care of historic fabric.

Our fully equipped shop is designed to handle both large and small projects. Along with modern woodworking machinery, we have an extensive collection of antique hand tools, enabling us to reproduce period finishes including hewn timbers. Our metalworking facilities include gas, stick, and mig welding; as well as forging, boring, milling, and turning capabilities.