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by johnleeke
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sill Decay Pockets, stabilize
Replies: 0
Views: 40

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: 73647

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: 21420

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: 37023

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: 448

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: 1
Views: 470

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: 1
Views: 470

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...
by johnleeke
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Putty & Glazing Compound
Replies: 3
Views: 9661

Re: Putty & Glazing Compound

Traditional linseed oil and whiting putty has been tested and developed over four centuries of making and maintaining wood windows. It has been proven that simple linseed oil and whiting putty is better than anything that has been tried. ==> easily and economically applied ==> durable, lasts 20 to 5...
by johnleeke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Sash Carts & Racks
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Sash Carts & Racks

SANY9719.JPG Photo: Wall Rack above, mobile Sash Cart below For decades I had worked on only 2 or 3 windows at a time. It was easy to find a place in the shop to set a few windows while putty skinned over and paint dried. Then, I got a project working on 43 sash and had to get much more efficient h...
by johnleeke
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Replacement Storms for Vintage Casement Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Replacement Storms for Vintage Casement Windows

>>What about having double pane glass inserts made and just glaze them in permanently?<< Disadvantages to consider: -- the seal of the inserts may only last from 5 to 20 years, and then they may begin to fog up and need to be replaced -- the existing sash may need to be routed out to get the inserts...

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