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  Topic: Building wooden storms
johnleeke

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PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:28 am   Subject: Mortising
I can chop 6 mortises with a chisel and mallot faster than setting up my mortiser. If it's more than 6 I set up the mortising attachment on my Rockwell drill press. I chop by hand about once a month a ...
  Topic: Minimum putty rabbet size?
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 292

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 1:34 pm   Subject: Minimum putty rabbet size?
1/4" at the shoulder or bed by 1/2" at the neck is a good minimum size. 5/16" by 9/16" or more will allow for a little more putty and perhaps a longer service life.
  Topic: Hole in Clapboard
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:45 pm   Subject: Hole in Clapboard
Thanks for the progress report. You should be OK with Gorilla Glue.
  Topic: Glazing Putty: Maintenance and Repairs
johnleeke

Replies: 10
Views: 13579

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:44 am   Subject: Glazing Putty: Maintenance and Repairs
Welcome to the Forum.
I'm planning a trip to the UK: London, Birmingham & Shropshire. Where are you located, maybe I can invite myself to stop by your shop for a visit.
  Topic: Sidewall Shingles
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 464

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:31 am   Subject: Sidewall Shingles
Have you tried steam-bending the shingles?
Who is the consultant?
I suggest asking the consultant for an alternate spec on the shingle that can be applied to the curve.
  Topic: Hardware
johnleeke

Replies: 11
Views: 6464

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:47 pm   Subject: Hardware
I would not use vinegar because it is acidic and can eat into the metal.
  Topic: Victorian Window With Slot
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 447

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:14 pm   Subject: Victorian Window With Slot
They sometimes made the meeting rail at the top of the lower sash with a slot instead of a glazing rabbet in order to make the rail a little thinner and let in a little more light.

It can be diffic ...
  Topic: testing VoiceThread
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 1255

PostForum: All Other   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:54 pm   Subject: bump
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  Topic: Sash Windows - Exterior Clear Finish
johnleeke

Replies: 1
Views: 429

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:47 pm   Subject: Sash Windows - Exterior Clear Finish
I strongly suspect that penetrating oil will wreck havoc with the putty. I suggest using a "spar varnish." This is a generic expression for an oil-based varnish made for the boat and marine ...
  Topic: Hole in Clapboard
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:40 pm   Subject: Hole in Clapboard
I cannot explain the upside-down photos. Perhaps we exist in separate alternate universes that diametrically opposed.
  Topic: Hole in Clapboard
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:33 pm   Subject: Hole in Clapboard
OK, that's good looking work. Were you able to get the remnants of the decayed clapboard out from under the clapboard above?

1. Reattachment

I would glue a strip of wood to the back side of the ...
  Topic: Hole in Clapboard
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:27 am   Subject: Hole in Clapboard
What I'm suggesting above is replacing a section of the entire width of the clapboard.

[quote]So would you also leave the bottom edge if the wood is sound there?/quote]

That's possible, but I wo ...
  Topic: Hole in Clapboard
johnleeke

Replies: 8
Views: 386

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:13 am   Subject: Hole in Clapboard
I think I would do a wood repair. I'd cut away the decayed area, from the bottom edge of the clapboard to the top edge, and then keep cutting away to the left and right until it is all sound wood. The ...
  Topic: confusing insulation issue!
johnleeke

Replies: 2
Views: 415

PostForum: Weatherization & Energy Saving   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:05 am   Subject: confusing insulation issue!
Standard practice would be to put in a vapor retarder (there is no such thing as a vapor "barrier", since any "barrier" in an old house will be imperfect and let at least a little ...
  Topic: Remove drywall to reveal plaster or let it be?
johnleeke

Replies: 4
Views: 307

PostForum: Woodwork & Carpentry   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:33 am   Subject: Remove drywall to reveal plaster or let it be?
Andrea, welcome to the Forum!

Considering the general "wear and tear" you describe, it seems likely that the plaster under the wallboard will not be repairable. This means that if you rem ...
 
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