Monday, April 30, 2007

Here We Go Again

That picture is correct, the sashes are gone and I'm sitting on the window sill seven feet off the ground. This is the same place I was last fall, scraping paint off the kitchen windows.
Most of the larger surfaces I can get with the drill but all the little sides to the jambs must be done tediously with a scraper. The sashes will need glazed but at least those can be done on a workbench.
The biggest improvement was using a scrap block of wood and the hammer to drive the frame back together. The gaps between all the pieces didn't look like much but altogether the frame tightened up by a half inch. No wonder there was such a draft in winter! And the sash on the left side fits better now too.
Just a bit more scraping to do and then I can start sanding. Oh what fun!