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  Topic: Door Repair
Tim Storey

Replies: 1
Views: 4211

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:50 pm   Subject: Door Repair
After cleaning up old doors and reassembling, I'm not sure what to do about the sometimes large gap between the rail and stile. Interior tight, but exterior with 1/16-1/8 gap (varies on current door g ...
  Topic: Black Shellac
Tim Storey

Replies: 7
Views: 6805

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:22 pm   Subject: Black Shellac
Sorry: linseed oil paint not linseed old paint. Always always proofread.
  Topic: Black Shellac
Tim Storey

Replies: 7
Views: 6805

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:20 pm   Subject: Black Shellac
Thanks. I did a little research and found it has been used on furniture, BUT what I actually discovered later is that the shellac I was seeing must have just been a sealer coat between the original b ...
  Topic: Black Shellac
Tim Storey

Replies: 7
Views: 6805

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:26 am   Subject: Black Shellac
Just came across windows with what appears to be a black shellac finish on the outside. These windows are protected by a porch, which is why I figure shellac was OK'd. It dissolves with DA and is tr ...
  Topic: Spacers under glass?
Tim Storey

Replies: 1
Views: 3137

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 8:15 pm   Subject: Spacers under glass?
I've never seen this done before, but I'm trying out a new practice -maybe it's a bad idea. I started putting very small 1/32 to 1/16 thick wooden shims in the glazing bed for two reason. One is tha ...
  Topic: 1830's Meeting Rails
Tim Storey

Replies: 1
Views: 2551

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:05 am   Subject: 1830's Meeting Rails
I'm rebuilding some 6/12 single hungs from 1830-1850. The sash are gone, so there's nothing to copy. There was no parting bead, so there wouldn't have been a bevel on the meeting rails. With a flat ...
  Topic: Windows too narrow
Tim Storey

Replies: 6
Views: 6177

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:38 am   Subject: Windows too narrow
Still working on large plate glass DH's. They're finished, but the re-install has exposed some areas for improvement. They're 43" wide, and two of the three have jamb widths about 3/8" wid ...
  Topic: Muntin Profile Historical Reference
Tim Storey

Replies: 10
Views: 13285

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:26 am   Subject: Muntin Profile Historical Reference
Here's an article I liked on the general subject.

http://oldhouseguy.com/assets/Window_Sashes2.pdf
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:38 pm   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Will do. Great story above. Thanks again.
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:18 am   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Nice picture of the construction! And yes, that's what I expected to find too, but it's not that way. We've discussed whether the builder just didn't know, or if some folks made window openings this ...
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:21 pm   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Thanks Tom,

The fact that the corner is mitered makes me think they were trying to achieve a finished look, but this is the jamb, and it doesn't sit tight against the brick like brick mold would. ...
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:39 am   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Here are some pictures and more info. I can't find evidence of brick mold being in place. I scraped the paint where the brick mold would have been, and found only 2, maybe 3 old nail holes, which do ...
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:12 am   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
OK, got it. Another observation about the window. There is no brick mold. the gap between the thick jambs and brick is just caulked, leaving up to 3/4" wide caulk-filled gaps. No one knows if ...
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:56 am   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
John,

I have "Practical Restoration Reports Compendium" and "Saving America's Windows".
  Topic: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Tim Storey

Replies: 19
Views: 12548

PostForum: Windows & Doors   Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:30 am   Subject: Appropriate Species for Museum House Windows
Thanks Don. I'll probably be using powered tools, although I wish I had the knowledge and skill to do them with hand tools. Someday... This would be an ideal occasion for that actually. We starte ...
 
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