Open Source Window Making

Updated: Feb 22, 2021



Window making in 2021 is all but dead unless you are a big fat corporation. And their windows are designed to fail. And they make them so that they are almost impossible to copy. And the commercially available bits are off just enough so that they make you hate making windows. But me? I say screw you big window corporation! And screw your corporate shareholders.


I’ve broken the code! I don’t care if you are trying to keep the little guy out. I don’t care if you are trying to kill the individual artisans, worthy woodworkers and passionate painters. I’m gonna stand up and fight back. I’m going to do good work and teach others the same!

There was a time when every carpenter worth his salt had a sash plane in his tool kit.

There was a time when a person could cut down a tree, saw it into boards and assemble it into something useful. The carpenter would honor the tree’s sacrifice by putting the wood into the highest, long lasting use imaginable. The artisan didn’t make things to fail so some unwitting consumer could just go out and buy another one again, and again, and again.