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mattswabb



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnleeke wrote:
That's a pretty steady production rate, which is great for you, but I can't let my wife see this.


I don't have a choice. I have a dozen that are in dire need of work, a few dozen others that are in need and the spring was so wet I wasn't able to start as early as I wanted. I'm on a roll now though, finally. I need to get ahead on the windows so I can tend to other projects around the house.

I've been off all week and I finished up #4 yesterday morning and got #5 deglazed, primed and glazed. The jamb tomorrow.

Window #4 done, #5 started -



4 in this condition starting sometime next week, these are some of the dire need windows -


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#5 done


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice, love the elongated diamond pattern too, especially since you can see the slight imperfections in the angles.
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Hannah



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are working like a madman! And it's taken me a month and a half to get within near finishing one window--with only one muntin each sash!

How is the condition of the wood in your frames? Have you had to replace exterior molding or sills? Epoxy work?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is very nice but weathered condition. I'm not touching the interior side of the sashes. They are stained and match aged finish of the rest of the trim.

No real repairs yet. The interior stops are screwed in and there's no paint so they come right off and out comes the bottom sash. Then I wiggle the parting beads to loosen them, scrape the lower part of the upper sash track as needed until the sash is at the bottom and the beads come right out. The triple tracks all have come off easily. The caulk used on them had failed so only the screws were really holding them on.

So far I've only had to spend 10-20 minutes per window to remove the sashes. I've checked many of the other upper sashes and parting beads and most move freely.

I will have some repair to do later this year, I have 7 double hung windows in the basement that all need epoxy repair on the sills and one sash needs a major repair. And in the bathroom and 1 bedroom the trim was painted white along with the windows so they will give me more trouble.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rncx wrote:
very nice, love the elongated diamond pattern too, especially since you can see the slight imperfections in the angles.


Every opening is slightly different. On the first window it was a big puzzle to get the glass in the right opening in the right orientation. Now I take a picture of each unique window, then # the panes on the picture and as I remove each piece I put a piece of tape on the glass with the corresponding # and also an arrow pointing up. Even the square pieces aren't perfect squares and can only go in one way

Some of the old glass looks like it was cut with nippers. I couldn't imagine being the original glass cutter and making all these unique pieces. At least I have a pattern if I break one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

#6 completed



and #7 finished today, shown next to #8. Kind of a before and after pic. These have wood storms and screens. The screens still need to be fabricated.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a close up of the window I'm working on. I was able to remove a bunch of the old putty using my small shop vac while the window was still installed. The last one was like this and when I "broke" the window loose it made a huge mess inside and on my scaffold platform.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished #8 yesterday. Screens will be done tonight then on to #9. After that I'll take a break for a few weeks and work on some other things that need done.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astonishing progress. I'm impressed.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. It's been like a full time job the past 2 months. We've been very slow at work for a few months so I've been able to focus all of my energy to this and recover daily at work. 1 more to go and I'll take a few weeks off to spend being lazy with the wife and daughter.

Here's the new screens I made installed



Here's a trick I learned a long time ago for installing the screen on wood frames-

Staple the screen to one side then pull slightly and staple to a piece of scrap wood. Then slip in a shim (I used paint stirrers) between the frame and scrap wood to stretch the screen tight. Then staple the remaining perimeter.




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattswabb wrote:
rncx wrote:
very nice, love the elongated diamond pattern too, especially since you can see the slight imperfections in the angles.


Every opening is slightly different. On the first window it was a big puzzle to get the glass in the right opening in the right orientation. Now I take a picture of each unique window, then # the panes on the picture and as I remove each piece I put a piece of tape on the glass with the corresponding # and also an arrow pointing up. Even the square pieces aren't perfect squares and can only go in one way

Some of the old glass looks like it was cut with nippers. I couldn't imagine being the original glass cutter and making all these unique pieces. At least I have a pattern if I break one.


yep, that's how they do it. you can only reliably score and break glass in square patterns, when you need odd shapes and sizes you often have to get down to the pliers and just nip away at it until it fits.

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smithsash



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:28 am    Post subject: Cutting glass Reply with quote

Moderate curves can be cut quite easily without nibbling, see photos

Justin

http://www.smithrestorationsash.com/

PS the SCM T120 shaper in the last photograph is for sale for rebuild. Ive done some nice work with it (in fact, all the sash you see here). Complete with fence not shown - $500

Update: The shaper is no longer available, it was snapped up last week.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'll see if anyone up near you that i know if is interested in that shaper justin. if only my shop were bigger i'd take a trip for that price, but there's just no more room ;).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Neal,

Thank you for checking around for me, I appreciate it!

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