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Offline Naildrivingman

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Routing window glazing
« on: May 28, 2019, 09:22 PM »
I have about 40 storm windows to inspect and reglaze as needed.  Confronted with the traditional methods of removing putty glaze, I decided to try and use two 1x4 as a sled for my 1400 with a 1/2” top bearing pattern bit.  I set the bit about 3/32” above the glass and one edge of one of the boards slightly proud of the stiles, rails and mutton’s.

The method worked really well on the test light!  I did set the speed to 1.  I did not hit any glazing points, but I imagine I will need to be very conscious of them. The router left about 1/16” glazing on the glass and the wood.  I wasn’t really concerned about the residue on the wood and the residue on the glass popped right off with little effort.

I did search here, world wide waste and you tube. I only found a few references to trying this. I think it works great.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 09:42 PM »
Have you considered steam?

Tom

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 10:04 PM »
Have you considered steam?

Tom
I’m going to carry on with this method until/if I start breaking more than an acceptable number of lights. If that happens, then I will seek out other methods.
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Offline Gargoyle

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 07:27 PM »
Caution ⚠ I do this for a living. Depending on the age of the window, the glazing could contain asbestos.
Grinding is not recommended.
  Tom, as usual is right! Many people could get a wealth of knowledge just by searching Tom's post history, really a wealth of knowledge. Kudos Tom!
  Other than steam, which keeps the glaze moist and helps prevent powdering especially if it's friable. I use the slide to paint Remover.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 08:17 PM »
Caution ⚠ I do this for a living. Depending on the age of the window, the glazing could contain asbestos.
Grinding is not recommended.
  Tom, as usual is right! Many people could get a wealth of knowledge just by searching Tom's post history, really a wealth of knowledge. Kudos Tom!
  Other than steam, which keeps the glaze moist and helps prevent powdering especially if it's friable. I use the slide to paint Remover.

What 'burb? I was born and raised (use the word loosely) in Chicago.

I've done a lot of work in the Barrington area.

I worked on the sister home to the Farris Bueller house. Ravinia was 1/2 mileish of blocks away.

Tom

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Caution ⚠ I do this for a living. Depending on the age of the window, the glazing could contain asbestos.
Grinding is not recommended.
  Tom, as usual is right! Many people could get a wealth of knowledge just by searching Tom's post history, really a wealth of knowledge. Kudos Tom!
  Other than steam, which keeps the glaze moist and helps prevent powdering especially if it's friable. I use the slide to paint Remover.

Maybe there is a typo or something missing preventing me from understanding this?

Offline Roseland

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 11:30 PM »
Festool used to offer a variant of the OF1010 for exactly this, the KF 5.  It differed from the regular 1010 only in having a different dust shroud, if I remember correctly.

I don’t know if you can still get the dust shroud as a spare part.

Andrew
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Routing window glazing
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2019, 09:03 AM »
Festool used to offer a variant of the OF1010 for exactly this, the KF 5.  It differed from the regular 1010 only in having a different dust shroud, if I remember correctly.

I don’t know if you can still get the dust shroud as a spare part.

Andrew

Is this the KF5 you speak of ?

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/festool-1010w-kf-heavy-duty-window-putty-router

How to cut out weather-beaten linseed oil putty beds with the putty router KF 5 EBQ.

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 09:07 AM by Bob D. »
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