window frame plans


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Old 09-11-00, 03:16 PM
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Do you know of anyone that has any window frame plans? My house is over 100 years old and has leaded gl*** windows in the dinning room but the frame that holds the upper window pane is rotting. I have all the tools to make new frames like table saw,compound miter saw,etc. Mostly I wonder about joining the corners but A complete cutting guide and drawing would be really nice.
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Old 09-12-00, 05:32 AM
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I'm sure there are a lot of books available- but you don't need one.
The good news is that if you take the old window sash apart, it's construction will be obvious.The bad news is that you need a router table or shaper and a set of cutters called "sash rail and stile" to match your existing.Expect to spend $200-500 for the cutters alone.Then you get to make the tenons,sill bevel,meeting rail interlock,sash cord pocket,etc.
I don't mean to discourage you-i have done this job a few times,and the work is very satisfying,but the tooling is very expensive and won't be used for any other job,with the possible exception of door construction.
If you decide to p*** this time,look under millwork in the phone book for a company that will match your sash.
 
 

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