Today’s Goal

Updated: Jun 26

Fit and tune the sashes so they they can be stripped down, reglazed and painted - but in the middle of that there’s a lot.

  • Deconstructing the entire window.

  • Partial reassembly with new parting beads and stops in the correct position.

  • Making new parting beads on the table saw because some of them broke.

  • Sanding the corners of the casing so the paint doesn’t chip off.

  • Cutting ropes to the proper length and attaching them to the weights.

  • Putting sharp knife blades on the utility knife.

  • Sharpening and using a hive tool.

  • The figure 8 knot.

  • Using worn out carbide blades on the scraper because you left the new one at the shop.

  • And on and on and on and on.

When taking a window apart, it’s important to remember that we take it apart for the sole reason of putting it back together better than it was. Let THAT idea influence HOW we take it apart.