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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:19 pm    Post subject: Work examples following workshop Reply with quote

Thought I would share pictures from a couple of jobs completed since attending the workshop. The first one is a restoration of 3 windows in an early 19 century home. In addition to the restoration I added a spiral tube balance to the windows as they had no balance system.
http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/kingsley/kingsley.html





The 2nd is a reconstruction of a large sash in a barn. I used the techniques in Save Your Old Windows to build the replacement parts. I used a table saw and dedicated power mortiser. This window is in the 2nd floor of the barn.
http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/rebuild/Rebuild.html

The third is a window with rotted bottom rail and meeting rail in the upper sash, same job as above.
http://www.oldewindowrestorer.com/rebuild2/rebuild2.html

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave:

Thanks for sharing your photos with us. This is some good looking work.



On the third set of photos you show lower rail replacements, and say that one rail had already been replaced once. This is a good example of how this traditional window system is designed for individual parts replacement and that part replacement was actually done by window workers in the past. Whole-window replacement is not necessary when you have the skills and ability to replace individual parts. Dave, it's clear you do have learned these skills and carry on this great practical tradition.

You can see the step-by-step process of sash rail replacement at:

http://www.historichomeworks.com/hhw/workshop/windows.html

and at:

http://www.historichomeworks.com/hhw/education/ginger/ginger.html

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I realize this is a very old posting, but that is awesome. Can't wait to "learn me some of that." Was that from the Saving your old Windows workshop?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that was Dave Bowers who was at the 2004 workshop. Dave continues his work on windows. I visited his shop in New Hampshire just last month.
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