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Constantine used to be the place where wood lovers in NYC went to drool or die. Located in a grimy little industrial section between some RR tracks and a major hospital in an area where folks didn't walk, much less drive, at night. Someone finally started talking about retirement or selling the business, but the internet came along at a great moment and they retired and opened in FLL and opened an online store at the same time.

Hardwood trim, woodworking hand tools, and more - Constantines.com
Constantine's Wood Center of Florida Inc. is located at:
1040 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 ...

Which means I've been within a half mile of them several times and never known they were there! If you love fine woods, leave your credit cards at home and only carry a small amount of cash when you go to visit. If it is anything like the old Bronx store, just think of a supermarket filled with everything a fine cabinetmaker might want to play with--including all the wood.

Somewhere on your ports, on the frames or near the hinges, should be the name of the maker, or their mark.
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Just a thought. I have used the black rope material used for sealing car windshields. You can get it at any auto parts store. You have to remove the port hole housing and work it into the sealing area. It is sticky and a little hard to get on the sealing service of the port hole because it tends to stick to your hands a little. Once you install the port hole remove the exess with a paste boat wax. The excess will come off easily. I have been very pleased with its ability to provide a water tight seal on just about anything and especially port holes.

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