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My son is working on this project and they need some parts for the windows. Pretty old (1914) building with wood frame windows.

I went to Detroit to look at what he needed and took up the challenge.
The stiles needed are 6'&8' long and not too complicated, but I figure I'm lucky to be able to copy the profiles.
I'm using some 1.5" thick pine T&G roofing stock to make them. Planed the boards to 1.25" and ripped them to 1.75" for the size I need. A dado set was used to rabbet both sides of the outer frame.
For the inner profile I happened to have a flat bottom 1/4" roundover bit that fit the profile exactly.
I found a Freud raised panel bit at my favorite toy store that I'm using to mill the ends of the stock to make the tenons.
Not going to make a ton of money off this, but I like the challenge.
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Not going to make a ton of money off this, but I like the challenge.
After all, isn't this why we all enjoy woodworking?
Good luck with the project, keep the pics coming.

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HI Mike

Looks more like a Cat D9 JOB or jack up the door knob and start over...


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My son is working on this project and they need some parts for the windows. Pretty old (1914) building with wood frame windows.

I went to Detroit to look at what he needed and took up the challenge.
The stiles needed are 6'&8' long and not too complicated, but I figure I'm lucky to be able to copy the profiles.
I'm using some 1.5" thick pine T&G roofing stock to make them. Planed the boards to 1.25" and ripped them to 1.75" for the size I need. A dado set was used to rabbet both sides of the outer frame.
For the inner profile I happened to have a flat bottom 1/4" roundover bit that fit the profile exactly.
I found a Freud raised panel bit at my favorite toy store that I'm using to mill the ends of the stock to make the tenons.
Not going to make a ton of money off this, but I like the challenge.



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I do admire your confidence Mike in taking on a job of such proportions, I also admire Bj's sense of humour, there is never any doubt as to what he means!

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Good for you for taking up the challenge! Looks like a fun and interesting project. It will be great to see the finished results!

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