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by johnleeke
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 9387

Re: Wood

White oak is fine for window sash. The heartwood is quite decay resistant. I have seen 300 year old sash made out of it.
It's not common because other woods (like pine, cypress or fir) are less costly and more easily worked and machined.
by johnleeke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Cleaning Glass Panes
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Razor Blade Scratches

With the glass cleaning methods detailed in my book, I clean all the glass for five or ten windows before I change the razor blade, and never get glass scratches. I think the details that lead to no scratches are: -- while the glass is still in the sash and dry, dry brush off the glass and sash to g...
by johnleeke
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Cleaning Glass Panes
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Cleaning Glass Panes

Glass Cleaning, Wet Wash Methods These methods and materials are for cleaning glass panes before glazing and painting. Can you keep a secret? At the risk of getting sued by the window cleaner product manufacturers, I'll tell you two secrets they definitely do not want you to know. But first, here ar...
by johnleeke
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 28
Views: 88069

How to keep window cleaners from damaging new putty. With oil putties I always advise ABSOLUTELY NO window cleaning until one full year after glazing and painting to allow the putty and paint to fully cure and firm up. Then follow the step-by-step window cleaning method in the Window Preservation St...
by johnleeke
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Survey and Document Windows
Topic: 1950s & 1960s Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 25976

Re: 1950s & 1960s Windows

Repairing windows made after the 1980s:

by johnleeke
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Mending Broken Glass
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Mending Broken Glass

It is possible to glue the edges of broken window pane glass back together. It takes a special adhesive that has the same refractive index as glass, so that the glued line does not show. Try LocTite Glass Glue. Readily available, low cost, refractive index similar to most window glass so joint is no...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Meeting Rail Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Meeting Rail Replacement

It would take at least two hours to repair the rail, so I decided to replace it with a new one since that would take less than 45 minutes. 7lEDVRyggnE Procedure 1. Assess Conditions Weather checks Catch screw holes Splits Ring checks Broken tenons Decision: Repair the rail, or replace it? 2. Select ...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Organize a Window Project
Topic: Procedure for Organizing a Window Preservation Project
Replies: 3
Views: 10389

Re: Procedure for Organizing a Window Preservation Project

If a lot of the windows are the same size, take the sash from one or more in a little used back room and board up those windows. Then use those sash as temporary sash to fill the openings as you work around the rest of the building. This leaves the occupants with most of the windows working--good fo...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Steel Sash Pins, removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1930

Re: Steel Sash Pins, removal

I now use little tiny miniature pointy vicegrips to pull the pin. Not the best quality tool, but entirely adequate for pulling pins.
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by johnleeke
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sill Decay Pockets, stabilize
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Sill Decay Pockets, stabilize

Decay pockets in sill can be stabilized for 1 to 5 years by covering them with painter's tape, and priming and painting over the tape.

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