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by johnleeke
June 14th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Materials & Products
Topic: Epoxy Repairs vs. Dutchman vs. Whole Part Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

Re: Epoxy Repairs versus Dutchman repairs

So, a part of the Standards could be to use a wood dutchmen at a wearing surface--that's a good idea.

For example, on a repair of a side margin of a sash that rubs on a stop

Wood-epoxy repair: not recommended at critical wearing surfaces

Wood dutchman: recommended at critical wearing surfaces
by johnleeke
June 13th, 2011, 3:25 pm
Forum: Materials & Products
Topic: Epoxy Repairs vs. Dutchman vs. Whole Part Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 5800

Re: Epoxy Repairs versus Dutchman repairs

Steve: >>At what point (regarding sash condition) should we be choosing replacing pieces of the sash instead of repairing, gluing and filling in with Epoxies?<< Without any guidance from the owner or architect the discussion to repair or renew (take out the old part and put in a new part) I've often...
by johnleeke
June 12th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Forum: People in the Collaborative
Topic: The Advisers, introduce yourself here
Replies: 38
Views: 18321

Re: The Advisers, apply or introduce yourself here

Steve Schoberg has been accepted as an Adviser for the Standards project. Steve, I know you have a lot to offer about wood windows, but your past experience in vinyl window sales is unique among us "putty heads" and your insight on how the vinyl pirates think and how that industry operates...
by johnleeke
June 12th, 2011, 10:10 am
Forum: People in the Collaborative
Topic: The Observers, introduce yourself here
Replies: 8
Views: 6481

The Observers, introduce yourself here

Observers will help promote and implement the use of the Standards. There will be 25 to 30 Observers. Observers attended the Summit to: • Learn about the project and the Standards first hand • Learn about window preservation work by watching demonstrations • Meet the key people involved in the proje...
by johnleeke
June 9th, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: People in the Collaborative
Topic: The Advisers, introduce yourself here
Replies: 38
Views: 18321

Re: The Advisers - apply here

Douglas:

Welcome to the Forum and the Window Standards project.

What is your own personal experience with windows? (hands-on? managing window projects? How many windows in a typical project? How many windows or window projects have you worked on over the years?)
by johnleeke
June 6th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: Painting & Glazing
Topic: Wood Pre-Treatment before priming
Replies: 9
Views: 5690

Wood Pre-Treatment before priming

This has been submitted for inclusion in the Standards: Install one coat of a mixture of 60% paint thinner and 40% boiled linseed oil. Allow to completely dry for one to three days depending on humidity and temperature. This treatment puts resins back into the wood fibers. Extremely dry wood sucks t...
by johnleeke
June 6th, 2011, 3:42 pm
Forum: Woodwork
Topic: Gluing Sash Joints?
Replies: 14
Views: 8115

Gluing Sash Joints?

This has been submitted for inclusion in the Standards: After all the components of a sash are repaired or replaced, the sash is now ready to re-assemble. Connect the mortises and tenons on the four outside corners using epoxy adhesive. Install original wooden pegs. Place the sash is flat on a work ...
by johnleeke
June 6th, 2011, 2:26 pm
Forum: Materials & Products
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 0
Views: 1886

Welcome

Here we're discussing the materials and products used in our window work to determine how to describe them in the standards. The Standards will not name any specific products. Instead, generic terms and descriptions will be used. This is to assure the Standards are without bias and that there are no...
by johnleeke
June 6th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Definitions (final)
Replies: 3
Views: 3487

Re: Definitions

What "standard" means to me, and why do we even need standards in the first place? In my own trades work I have my own shop standards. I call them 'standards' because they are more than simply 'the way I do things.' Many tradespeople and shops have 'the way' they do things. They recall the...
by johnleeke
June 6th, 2011, 9:32 am
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Definitions (final)
Replies: 3
Views: 3487

Definitions (final)

“The beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms." --Socrates Following are definitions used in the development and use of these Standards: Window An opening in the wall of a building with parts that operate to control the passage of light and air. Real windows are durable, that is they are de...

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