Sash Joint Dutchman Article

Sash Joint Dutchman

Traditinal Building Magazine just published my article on traditional wood dutchman for sash joint repairs that I did for the Sabbathday Lake Shakers in Maine. See the article over at the Traditional Building website:
http://www.traditionalbuilding.com/repairing-historic-wood-windows/

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Save America’s Windows book reviewed.

Ty McBride, window specialist in Oaklahoma City, hosts a weekly live Q&A show about window work. This week he reviewed the Save America’s Windows book. (scroll to minute 7:50, or watch it from the beginning and get all of Ty’s solid advice). Link over to FaceBook and watch a recording of the show:
https://www.facebook.com/WoodWindowRescue/videos/1628473284134497/

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1950s & 1960s Windows

Most of this website is about Pre-1940 windows. We are beginning to consider mid-20th century windows made in the 1950s and 1960s. These later windows are fundamentally different than earlier windows.

Many 1950s and 60s windows are worth taking care of, and some of them are now even considered historic. As with older windows, stick with the intent of the original maker, keeping with the same materials and details used in their original construction.

Join the discussion over at the Forum:
http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5247&p=5339#p5339

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Lead-Safe Work Basics

I’ve added a new topic on Lead-Safe Work over at the Forum:

http://saveamericaswindows.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5245

Lead-Safe work in the shop.

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New review of the book.

Clem Labine, noted preservation publisher, just reviewed the Save America’s Windows book in Traditional Building magazine. Here’s a quote:

The cover of John Leeke’s handbook of window restoration, which contains detailed step-by-step procedures – along with numerous diagrams of historic window construction and details.

John Leeke’s handbook of window restoration contains detailed step-by-step procedures – along with numerous diagrams of historic window construction and details.

“For a set of detailed “how to do it” instructions, there’s the new expanded edition of John Leeke’s  Save America’s Windows. Leeke is a well-known preservationist… He not only describes in well-illustrated detail 15 step-by-step treatments to repair weathered sills and deteriorating sash, but also includes a lot of background information on construction of historical wood windows gleaned from 19th- and early 20th-century trade manuals. The handbook also provides lots of practical tips on glazing and puttying.”

Read the whole review over at the Traditional Building website
http://www.traditional-building.com/Previous-Issues-14/OctoberBR14Labine.html

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Get the Book

I just added a webpage where you can buy the book. Just click on “Get the Book” in the menu above.

–John

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Clem Labine blogs on the Book

John Leeke’s handbook of window restoration contains detailed step-by-step procedures – along with numerous diagrams of historic window construction and details.

John Leeke’s handbook of window restoration contains detailed step-by-step procedures – along with numerous diagrams of historic window construction and details.

Clem Labine, founder of Old-House Journal, Traditional Building and Period Homes, writes about Save America’s Windows, in his blog over at Traditional Building. Clem says, “Leeke assumes no prior knowledge, so the book can be used both by ambitious do-it-yourselfers and professionals who need to get up to speed on historic wood windows.” Read it all right over at the Traditional Building website.

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Video Conference Setup

I’m working to set up the online live video conferencing system. Here’s a little sample of the replay viewer, showing a previously recorded conference:

Just mouse your cursor over the player and click.

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New 2013 Edition

The new 2013 edition has many revisions, an all new chapter on sash glazing and painting, and an expanded directory with hundreds of window specialists, some in every state. 177 pages, 257 illustrations.

Save America’s Windows, how to repair and maintain older and historic wooden windows. An alternative to vinyl replacement windows. Covers traditional methods and the latest in modern high-tech materials and techniques for wood window repairs and maintenance. Learn how to avoid falling under the spell of the window replacement salesman.
Many specific step-by-step treatments to repair weathered sills and deteriorating sash. Window project profiles, how to organize and pay for the work. Reprints of five window chapters from 19th and early 20th century trades manuals. Includes sources for special materials and tools.

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Sash Spot Paint Maintenance Video

A new video:

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