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by johnleeke
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 27
Views: 83278

Priming & Painting, detailed procedures

Here is the detailed procedure I use to prime and top coat both sides of sashes at the easel. A curved painting rail is screwed to the easel posts so the sash leans on the rail, just the arrises of the upper stiles touch the painting rail so the rail does not disturb the wet paint. (update: 8/2016 m...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys
Replies: 2
Views: 28982

Sash Cord & Chain Renewal, weights & pulleys

Here is the basic procedure to replace broken sash cords: (update: 5/21/15 added link to side stop adjuster discussion, 4/4/13 added link to shared weights discussion) -- Remove the lower sash , by taking off one of the interior stops at the side of the window that holds it in place. -- Remove the u...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glass
Replies: 0
Views: 12437

Glass

(update: 5/14/16, PDF file download on cylinder glass, new bent glass source) Types of Window Glass Crown Glass was common in the 18th and early 19th centuries. It was hand-made by blowing molten glass into a hollow sphere, cutting the end of the sphere open and then spinning the sphere into a thin ...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Weatherstrip Sashes
Topic: Weatherstripping
Replies: 3
Views: 34776

Weatherstripping

(updates: 12/16/14 rolled spring bronze installation with video; 7/7/13 link to V-bronze video) Weatherstripping limits air flow around the edges of the sashes and is often installed to improved the energy performance of the window. Introduction Ventilation When creating an energy-efficient home thr...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Sash Stile End Check Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 10200

Sash Stile End Check Repair

This is a method for repairing splits at the end of the sash stiles using wood-epoxy repair methods. HKrlEJ-1XX0 Video: Entire method, 20min. Step-by-Step Procedure 1. Clean out checks and joint, assess conditions, plan repair. 2. Apply release agent to joint. 3. Apply epoxy consolidant. 4. Apply ep...
by johnleeke
Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 27
Views: 83278

Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

(updates: 7/30/18 Clear Finish on Interior added lapping onto glass; 10/28/16 add Preventing Putty Wrinkles due to shifting panes; add details and procedure to Spacer Blocks ; 8/2016 add to painting tools ; 10/27/15 new section on skinning over; 6/12/14 link to glazing demo; 6/21/12 bedding details)...
by johnleeke
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glazing Points & Point Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 46398

Glazing Points & Point Drivers

(updates: 9/30/15 new source for stacked points; 6/21/14 diamond point source & hand tool; 5/14/13 spade availability; 8/29/12 point driver details; 7/25/2012 point driver sources; 7/19/2012 spade-type sources) Glazing points are small metal fasteners that hold glass panes in the window sash. _J...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Standards
Topic: What are Standards?
Replies: 1
Views: 8388

Re: What are Standards?

What "standard" means to me, and why do we even need standards in the first place? In my own trades work I have my own shop standards. I call them 'standards' because they are more than simply 'the way I do things.' Many tradespeople and shops have 'the way' they do things. They recall the...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Standards
Topic: What are Standards?
Replies: 1
Views: 8388

What are Standards?

Here are some definitions: A standard is a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; they set the measure for subsequent work" A standard practice or procedure gives a set of instructions for performing operations or functions. --Wikipedia and "A ...
by johnleeke
Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Survey and Document Windows
Topic: Survey & Document Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 3611

Re: Survey & Document Windows

How do you survey and document the windows you work on?

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