VIDEO: The House Joiner (making sash windows by hand)

//VIDEO: The House Joiner (making sash windows by hand)

Chairmaker Caleb James shared this amazing video on how skilled joiners used to construct sash windows. I loved it so much that I want to share it with my readers! So what did you think?

Source:

www.arnoldzlotofftoolmuseum.com

The beautiful traditional art of joinery, brought to life in the construction of a sash window frame from raw pine boards through completion using only hand tools.

Commissioned by the Arnold Zlotoff Tool Museum in South Hero, VT and featuring joiner Ted Ingraham.

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2017-07-21T14:12:50+00:00

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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Simon Peacock
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Wonderful, inspiring video. I never really thought about how much joinery is involved in making a ‘mere’ window… and what I especially enjoyed was the moment when the narrator said that no glue was used. Makes sense. Strange that seeing a wood plug carved and cut off could be so satisfying! I’m a beginning woodworker hobbyist. I guess passion makes the otherwise everyday seem magical. :-)

Martin
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Yes… magnificent. I live in an old house with original sash windows and always wondered how they were made. Now I know. I wonder if power tools that are all the rage these days are any substitute for specialist hand tools that are used in the video… lovely job in any case :-)

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