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HSteier

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Re: HELP!!! Trouble glazing barred glass doors
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2009, 07:42:42 PM »
Thanks again to all.
I'll be working on this over the New year's weekend.

Howard Steier

Jack Plane

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Re: HELP!!! Trouble glazing barred glass doors
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2009, 05:08:47 PM »
I don't know when 'points' and spring-loaded installation tools were invented, but I have never seen any evidence of them in 17th, 18th or 19th century work (perhaps sprigs on some late 19th century stuff).

I have re-glazed and rebuilt many 18th century glazed bookcase doors and they've all been glazed with glazier's compound. I've seen several recipes for glazier's compound and they were all water-based, consisting of whiting and binders of one form or another.

The one I use contains small proportions (in relation to the whiting) of animal glue, alcohol and shellac. No colour is added to the compound, the colour being burnished onto the surface when dry.
Regards, Jack.