|Project by EzJack||posted 09-30-2009 10:06 AM||1306 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A customer brought me from Michigan to Round Rock Texas to install his windows for him. He has rock siding and couldn’t find anybody that could remove the old windows without disturbing the rock. He had one done and it was a nightmare so he fired the guy. The mortar is tucked right tight up to the nailing flange and any prying shakes the stone up… cracks the mortar. Not like brick where you mostly have a space. Anyway, I took a grinder and cut a slot. Then I ran a Sawzall blade between the flange and the stud to cut the nails. Once done with the cut around I cut a relief in the center of the channel and pried the old frame out smooth.
So the guy was happy and I suggested we make a drop in frame with a simple inlay for the inside. I had his daughter draw a horse head. I used oak, blood,and lace. The finish he said he would do and send me pictures. So here they are raw.
While we were waiting on the windows I remodeled a small bathroom.
The window replacement was the hardest I have ever done and that bath kicked me. I’m still trying to shake it off.
-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.