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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Graham Buxton on February 26, 2020, 09:35:32 PM »
Aside from the excellent work on the window frames, the next most remarkable thing I noticed was the [lack] of sawdust on the floor!  :)

Tip: if the right edge of larger  photos seem to hit the right margin of the forum frame, with many browsers typing [Control]- (hold down the Control key and then press the minus key and release) will reduce the size of the image and text. Repeat that process until all the photo is visible.  [Control]+ is the reverse (makes it bigger).
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Harold Downey on February 26, 2020, 09:22:06 PM »
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In the first photo, the edges of the boards are painted. Did they come that way, or did you mark them?

Jeff S.

Jeff, that's how they came from the lumber supplier.  They paint the ends to keep them from checking (drying and cracking from the ends).
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by John McNamara on February 26, 2020, 09:16:29 PM »
Gasp! The pictures are stunning!
-John M
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Jeff Schumaker on February 26, 2020, 09:16:00 PM »
You certainly have been busy, Harold. It's impressive.

In the first photo, the edges of the boards are painted. Did they come that way, or did you mark them?

Jeff S.
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Harold Downey on February 26, 2020, 09:08:32 PM »
I think it's fixed now.  Other than the large size...
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Gordon Cook on February 26, 2020, 08:27:33 PM »
No pics here, either. Of course, yours from the other day didn't appear either, Gordon.
I was afraid of that. It worked for me but it was from Google pictures and that has happened before. I will see if I can fix that. Thanks.

(Clock ticking...............)

OK, I put the picture on ImgBB and I think it works now.
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Wayne Laepple on February 26, 2020, 08:25:57 PM »
No pics here, either. Of course, yours from the other day didn't appear either, Gordon.
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Gordon Cook on February 26, 2020, 08:17:48 PM »
I was excited to see that Harold had posted an update, but then discovered I don't see the pictures.  :(

Is it just me or is anyone else able to see them?
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Work and Events / Re: Coach 9 - Official Work Thread
« Last post by Harold Downey on February 26, 2020, 07:47:58 PM »
While Eric is busy in Bay 2 starting the frame, I have been making the window sashes.   There are 30 sashes needed for the side windows, 4 in the ends that are narrower, and 30 clerestory window sashes.   In addition, I assessed the state of the windows in coach 3.  None of the main window sashes are original, and most need repair.  Not only that, they are either the wrong type of wood, or don't have the correct design features.    The end windows do appear to be original -- they are made of quartersawn white oak, and have the original anti-rattle springs on the sides, as well as a number stamp on one edge. One of the end windows is in poor shape, in the end where there was a fire at one point.    So we decided that as long as I was to go into production on one set of windows, I would also add 30 new window sashes for coach 3 sides, one end window, and 15 clerestory windows.   That led to a grand total of 110 new window sashes. 

Here is the pile of 200 or so board feet of rough quartersawn white oak that I started with (mid November):



After a few weeks of planing and machining, the pile was reduced to the component parts cut to final length and width:



The first task was to do all the mortises, a total of about 450, each requiring multiple passes:



Then cut the tenons, which require 6 different setups in total.  Here is one of the clerestory rail tenons next to the corresponding mortise:



Here's what it looks like assembled.  I like the stopped chamfer on the inside edges, it adds a nice touch.



A stack of the finished clerestory sashes waiting for final sanding and bottom bevel:



The pieces of the main windows ready for assembly.   The odd features on the rail sides are for the anti-rattle leaf springs.  I attached a picture of one of the originals below.



This is a stack of about half of the main window sashes, fully glued and sanded:



Moving on next to the main doors....








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Volunteers / Re: February 2020 Work Reports
« Last post by James Patten on February 26, 2020, 06:41:18 AM »
Anticipated work for Saturday Feb 29:

* Pavilion
* Car barn extension
* Coach 9
* Machine shop squeeze riveter refurb

The snow is disappearing fast, mud season appears to be upon us.
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