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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Death Of A Thousand Cuts

Well 2208 actually.
Glass going in
 I'm starting to fit the double glazed units, all 276 of them.
Each piece of glass needs 4 beads (that's 1104 in total) and each bead needs at least 2 cuts (assuming I get it right first time) making 2208 cuts. That means quite a bit of time spent at the saw with a very simple jig!
A simple jig
 I measured all the glass as well so if it's wrong it's on my head. There's 14 different sizes and so far everything fits perfectly.
A lot of beads cut ready
It is a little repetitive though, one set of windows needed two lots of 112 beads at the same size - not something you want to be cutting again! Anyone else done a repetitive jobs lately?

6 comments:

  1. I know the feeling... though never taken on such an extensive redo of that many windows. I did a job about 20 yrs ago where I reglazed every window in this old colonial house with glazing putty. 25 or 30 double hung 6 over 6 windows. Chipped the old putty out, applied glazers points and putty and painted them all. Took a fair time to get them all done. Not job I care to repeat.

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    1. What are glazers points? Not a term I've heard of? Puttying in windows is such a worse job. I can never get rid of my finger prints!

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  2. Hope you have some good podcasts to listen to while you cut, Kev.

    Though not nearly as repetitive, I'm currently working on cutting out the six pieces needed for each of 6 birdhouses the Cub Scouts will assemble.

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    1. I should get something to listen to, all I end up with is local radio! Working with the scouts must be rewarding - good work!

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  3. We are making ladder back chairs for the restaurant at the moment. I'll take some pictures and post them on my blog. They are turning out quite nicely. Then we'll start on the tables. So that will be 96 chairs and 24 tables in all!

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    1. That sounds like a lot of parts! I hope you're not going to tackle that lot on your own or it might send you mad(er). I look forward to seeing how they turn out.

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