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  Topic: tips for working with curved glass?!
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 2
Views: 1685

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:50 pm   Subject: tips for working with curved glass?!
Hey Gang,

I'm putting a proposal together for a project that involves (among other things) restoration of three 6/1 curved turret windows in a great Queen Anne style house. I've never worked with ...
  Topic: cleaning glass and keeping it clean during restoration
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 1
Views: 1135

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:07 pm   Subject: cleaning glass and keeping it clean during restoration
Hey Gang,

I've been evaluating my restoration process recently and it seems like I'm spending an exorbitant amount of time cleaning glass. Obviously this comes with the territory, but I'm curious ...
  Topic: Cost Structure Question
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 2
Views: 1465

PostForum: Business Side for Preservation Trades   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:08 pm   Subject: Cost Structure Question
Hi Gang,

I started restoring windows professionally and full time, two years ago. In that short time, I've had fairly steady work, some higher profile projects, learned a lot and had fun doing it. ...
  Topic: Parting Beads
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 29
Views: 16459

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:14 pm   Subject: Parting Beads
What, may I ask, is this forum's feeling about making ones own parting bead? Or is it just easier to go to the local hardware store and buy the standard offering? (I'm sure this question has already b ...
  Topic: installing etched glass in exterior doors
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 2
Views: 1474

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:34 pm   Subject: installing etched glass in exterior doors
Hey gang,

I've got a quarter-sawn oak double entry door on my house that needs glass. I'd like to get etched glass with the street address and could use some guidance in where to look for custom e ...
  Topic: what to do about lincrusta...
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 6
Views: 3982

PostForum: Paints & Finishes   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:32 pm   Subject: what to do about lincrusta...
Our mid 19th century home was updated with lincrusta and anaglypta sometime in the 1870's/188's along with a quarter sawn oak trim and staircase. My snooping around has revealed that obviously the lin ...
  Topic: bronze insect screen for historic window screens
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 1
Views: 1986

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 6:25 am   Subject: bronze insect screen for historic window screens
I am preparing to re-screen about 30 wooden screen windows that are an early original feature to my 1850's Greek Revival house. I want to use un-lacquered bronze and have found a range of pries for 36 ...
  Topic: source for two-digit window numbering tacks
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 5
Views: 6332

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:36 am   Subject: source for two-digit window numbering tacks
Thanks for the tips, Jade and John!

What a great collection of stuff the Rigby site offers!
  Topic: source for two-digit window numbering tacks
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 5
Views: 6332

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:56 am   Subject: source for two-digit window numbering tacks
I am rehabbing about 25 older wood storm windows and was hoping to find brass numbering tacks to create some order in the final product. Locating the tacks that go from 0 to 9 is easy (sold in bags to ...
  Topic: appropriate finish for unpainted oak exterior door
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 0
Views: 2331

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 3:16 pm   Subject: appropriate finish for unpainted oak exterior door
Our house has a quarter-sawn oak, recessed double entry door which is further protected by an entry hood. The door is currently unpainted as the previous owner had the paint removed by unknown methods ...
  Topic: historic window screens
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 2
Views: 3315

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 9:04 pm   Subject: historic window screens
Here are some photos of my wood screen windows:
  Topic: historic window screens
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 2
Views: 3315

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 12:15 pm   Subject: historic window screens
The house my wife and I just bought had an attic full of storm windows in varying states of disrepair (say hello to my summer project...) and a bunch of empty screen window frames. I have never had th ...
  Topic: Attic Insulation
flyswatterbanjo

Replies: 1
Views: 4037

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 11:50 am   Subject: Attic Insulation
My wife and I recently bought our first house. It is a sizeable late 1840's Greek Revival with some really tasteful and well preserved Queen Anne "updates" circa 1880 (bay windows, exterior ...
 
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