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by johnleeke
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Meeting Rail Replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 90

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: 10075

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: 1412

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: 659

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.
by johnleeke
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 27
Views: 83279

Cracked Glass when pushing points

To avoid cracking the glass when pushing points: - Rock the putty knife and point from side to side, which eases the point into the wood. - Use an angled putty knife so the force of driving the point is directly towards the wood and not angled down onto the glass as with a straight putty knife. http...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing Easel
Replies: 5
Views: 25491

Re: Sash Glazing Easel

Erin, excellent !

Who are you training with?
by johnleeke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing
Replies: 5
Views: 42798

Re: Poor Boy Steam Box Deglazing

The wood does get wet, but the moisture soaks into the wood only about 1/16" to 1/8" deep, and this is only where bare wood is exposed to the steam. Where there is paint and putty the moisture may not penetrate the wood at all, or at most 1/16". The shorter steaming times reduces how ...
by johnleeke
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Shop Setup
Replies: 0
Views: 1101

Shop Setup

My shop is in the barn that is connected to the back of the house with a breezeway. It is 28'x38', 1064 sq.ft. For production I'm a one-person shop, I seldom work on more that 6 or 8 sash at a time. A few times I've had 20 or 30 sash with two more people working production with me and there was enou...
by johnleeke
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Steel Sash Pins, removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: Steel Sash Pins

Shawn Woolery of San Diego Sash Company has had a batch of sash pins made by Maze Nails, the 150 year old American specialty nail manufacturer. Maze used to regularly produce sash pins, but discontinued the item years ago. A batch is a minimum of 1000 #, so let Shawn or Bill know what you need. If t...
by johnleeke
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Steel Sash Pins, removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Steel Sash Pins, removal

Sash are made so that they can be disassembled for repairs. Removing Steel Sash Pins To get steel pins out of wood sash joints: Find the pin's exact location Locate the steel pin with a magnetic stud-finder. Locating the pin from both faces of the sash will give you an indication if the pin is on an...

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