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by johnleeke
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Old Aluminum Storms, Maintenance & Repairs
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Cleaning Aluminum

Don't "shine" it with abrasive and acid containing products. That dull finish is aluminum oxide that acts as a protective coating to prevent further deterioration. If you remove the oxidation, it will just happen again. Simply remove obvious gunk gently with a plastic or wooden scraper and...
by johnleeke
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Storm Windows
Topic: Interior Storms (aka Interior Air Panels)
Replies: 1
Views: 31323

Alternate Film

When I need a more durable film (cat claw resistant) I use Warp Bros 5FP-3650 Flex-O-Pane https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71aOlcKO8rL._SL1280_.jpg This clear, somewhat flexible film is thicker and more durable that the Clearmount film. It is made of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate resin,...
by johnleeke
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Boardup
Replies: 0
Views: 845

Boardup

JOslX1LtSX0 Materials: - Tongue & Groove wood boards - 1 1/2" wood screws Tools: - Tape measure - pencil - Cross cut saw - Drill/Driver, with bit for screw heads, with twist bit to drill shank holes for screws - Rabbet plane, table saw, or router & bit to cut rabbets on side strips Pro...
by johnleeke
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 27
Views: 85411

Take the Time to Do It Right

Many window specialists complain about how long it takes for putty to skin over. Why is that? Because they are trying to emulate the corporate business model where "time is money," "faster is better," and "immediate gratification" of the consumer is a major marketing ta...
by johnleeke
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Scrapers
Replies: 2
Views: 11645

Scrapers, Hook Shaves

I consider it a scraper if it has a 25-35degree bevel with a simple burr left from grinding, and a "hook shave" if the bevel is ground at a very low angle and a hook-shape is formed along the edge with a burnisher. The hook shave is far too aggressive because it more easily gouges into the...
by johnleeke
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Materials, Products, Tools, Equipment, Shop Setup
Topic: Glazing Points & Point Drivers
Replies: 13
Views: 47078

Glazing Hammers

Glazing Hammer Sources: Glazier's Hammer, rotating head http://www.leevalley.com/us/images/item/Woodworking/Projects/05k9923-dsp.jpg http://www.leevalley.com/us/images/item/Woodworking/Projects/05k9923-inset.jpg Lee Valley Tools: http://www.leevalley.com/us/Garden/page.aspx?p=51854&cat=1%2C43293...
by johnleeke
Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Sill Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 11147

Selecting Wood for Sill Replacement

For sills I try to pick a plank that has rift grain. With rift both the top of the sill and the front edge have the "nearly vertical-grain" that will keep them from developing weather checks and have better paint adhesion. If it's a vertical-grain plank then the front edge surface will hav...
by johnleeke
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Side Stop Adjusters, Stop Bead Adjusters
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Side Stop Adjusters, Stop Bead Adjusters

I usually fasten the head stop with brads.
by johnleeke
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Site Work
Topic: Side Stop Adjusters, Stop Bead Adjusters
Replies: 7
Views: 1929

Re: Side Stop Adjusters, Stop Bead Adjusters

I position the adjusters about 3" above the bottom rail, about 3" above the meeting rails, and about 3" below the top rail. This allows some space for your hand to operate the screwdriver when installing and adjusting.
by johnleeke
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Glaze & Paint Sashes
Topic: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)
Replies: 27
Views: 85411

Re: Sash Glazing & Painting (with Video)

2231 The putty in which the glazier beds the glass is of four sorts: --Soft putty which is composed of flour whiting and raw linseed oil --hard putty composed of whiting and boiled linseed oil --harder putty the same ingredients as the last with the addition of a small quantity of turpentine for mor...

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