Sash Repairs in process
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Sash Repairs in process Reply with quote

After reading hundreds of posts on the merits of Sarco Type M and a frustrating day spent using DAP33, I purchased a quart of Type M and a bag of whiting.

All I can say is WOW and Thank You!

I spent the afternoon glazing a 12 pane sash. It took half the time. My tooling needs some practice, but overall I think they came out well.

A little about my windows. Our house was built in 1750. At some point over the years the sashes were replaced. The replacements did not fit the original window openings. They were padded out on the sides where needed the bottom. Additionally, aluminum storm sashes were added to the home. My plan is to tackle one window (one room) at a time - restore the sashes, strip the paint/glazing, re-glaze and paint, and finally build storm sashes - 15 windows.

The first window is in process.
- Paint/glazing removed from using a heat gun (lost a few panes)
- Padding removed - to be replaced and wood filler used so there are no seams
- Loose tenons reinforced with dowel pins; all missing wood repaired with wood filler
- Sash primed with an oil based primer
- Glazing complete on one sash

Next steps:
- Wait for glazing to skin over; prime again
- Finish coat oil based (thinking semi-gloss)
- Start designing my storm sashes
- Need to try building a steam box. I have an old Wagner steamer
- I need to keep reading and learning; Maybe attend a workshop to learn the best methods for tooling

Thoughts, ideas, and tips are welcome.

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