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by johnleeke
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Making Window Sash
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Making Window Sash

Here is the article I wrote on making window sash with ordinary woodworking shop tool and equipment: ... w-sash.pdf

Click on "post reply" to leave comments and questions on sash making.
by johnleeke
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glazing Points & Point Drivers
Replies: 14
Views: 55946

Re: Glazing Points & Point Drivers

Setting points with a woodworking chisel:

by johnleeke
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Assess & Document Conditions
Topic: Assessment Methods
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Assessment Methods

References to assessment methods: A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Historic Wood windows for Repair and Restoration by Steven R. Marshall, RRC, CDT, LEED AP; Olga Hathaway; and Catherine Matathia, PE, LEED AP presented at the 2 9 t h R C I I n t e R n a t I o n a l C o n v e n t I o n a n d Tr a ...
by johnleeke
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Whiting
Replies: 0
Views: 159


Whiting is a fine powder used to polish oil residue off of glass after glazing. Chemically, it is calcium carbonate. The original whiting was chalk stone ground to a powder and sifted or bolted for different particle sizes. Most Whiting today is limestone ground to a powder. You can usually get whit...
by johnleeke
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Old Aluminum Storms, Maintenance & Repairs
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Old Aluminum Storms, Maintenance & Repairs

I have painted aluminum storm on a couple of projects, for appearance, to change the color. I don't recommend painting aluminum for protection. It usually does not need it for protection. If aluminum storms get painted, some knowledgeable painter in the future will probably paint them again and clog...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Deglazing, and paint removal (with Video)
Replies: 4
Views: 22008

Marking Panes

How do you mark the panes when you remove them, so you can get them back into the same lites?s I don't mark them. I always remove the panes in the same specific order and stack them. Every time I handle the panes I keep them in that same order in the next stack. When I set the panes in the sash they...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Casement Windows
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Casement Windows

Tips: - clean and lubricate all parts - if you need parts the brand and part number are often marked on the operator arm - the bottom horizontal piece of wood is often easy to pry up (wedge and wiggle) to investigate the operator condition - if the glass storm panel may have been left on, making the...
by johnleeke
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Scrapers
Replies: 3
Views: 16140

Stortz Scraper Customized

I customized the Stortz triangle scraper for sash deglazing:
-- ground to corners to a slightly less than 90 degree angle for removing front putty
-- ground a profile on the other point to match the typical ogee profile
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by johnleeke
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Mending Broken Glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

Re: Mending Broken Glass

8" is longer than I have done, but it should be possible. It's possible that it can be mended leaving both pieces right in place, if the two pieces of glass are still aligned in the same plane, and close together. It may not work well if there is anything in the crack, like residue from past wi...
by johnleeke
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Weatherstrip Sashes
Topic: Weatherstripping
Replies: 4
Views: 44029

Casement Weatherstrip Documentation

"Demonstration of how spring-bronze weather stripping works on a French style (in-swing) casement window. Rare to see it correct; I wanted to document it for future restoration work." (video courtesy of Peter Lohmann)

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