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Sash Joint Dutchman Article

Traditinal Building Magazine just published my article on traditional wood dutchman for sash joint repairs that I did for the Sabbathday Lake Shakers in Maine. See the article over at the Traditional Building website: http://www.traditionalbuilding.com/repairing-historic-wood-windows/

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Save America’s Windows book reviewed.

Ty McBride, window specialist in Oaklahoma City, hosts a weekly live Q&A show about window work. This week he reviewed the Save America’s Windows book. (scroll to minute 7:50, or watch it from the beginning and get all of Ty’s … Continue reading

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1950s & 1960s Windows

Most of this website is about Pre-1940 windows. We are beginning to consider mid-20th century windows made in the 1950s and 1960s. These later windows are fundamentally different than earlier windows. Many 1950s and 60s windows are worth taking care … Continue reading

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Lead-Safe Work Basics

I’ve added a new topic on Lead-Safe Work over at the Forum: http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5245

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New review of the book.

Clem Labine, noted preservation publisher, just reviewed the Save America’s Windows book in Traditional Building magazine. Here’s a quote: “For a set of detailed “how to do it” instructions, there’s the new expanded edition of John Leeke’s  Save America’s Windows. … Continue reading

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Get the Book

I just added a webpage where you can buy the book. Just click on “Get the Book” in the menu above. –John

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Clem Labine blogs on the Book

Clem Labine, founder of Old-House Journal, Traditional Building and Period Homes, writes about Save America’s Windows, in his blog over at Traditional Building. Clem says, “Leeke assumes no prior knowledge, so the book can be used both by ambitious do-it-yourselfers … Continue reading

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Video Conference Setup

I’m working to set up the online live video conferencing system. Here’s a little sample of the replay viewer, showing a previously recorded conference: Just mouse your cursor over the player and click.

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New 2013 Edition

The new 2013 edition has many revisions, an all new chapter on sash glazing and painting, and an expanded directory with hundreds of window specialists, some in every state. 177 pages, 257 illustrations. Save America’s Windows, how to repair and … Continue reading

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Sash Spot Paint Maintenance Video

A new video:

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