I do enjoy your frequent wood shop updates - very informative. Nice pictures these days too!
I'm most interested in how they fit glass to these numerous windows that I see being made here - and also what type of glass is chosen. I'm not sure if that's a wood shop function, but if is, please blog on that when appropriate!
Thank you Tom, for your support. Creating and posting such 'news blogs' does take a substantial amount of time. On to your question about the glass.
The first avenue of attack is to reuse the glass from the old deteriorated wood frames. In the case of the the three lite clerestory windows pictured with Tim, that is a sort of pressed or patterned Florentine glass, and most of it can be saved.
The next option for clear glass is to go to our hoard of old glass, much of which is wavy surfaced float glass, very appropriate for the period. Much of this stock is cut by our volunteers in one of the shop areas.
Some of the heavier windows on passenger cars used 3/16 or even 1/4 plate glass. That might have to be sourced at a cost from one of the glass suppliers in our area. Some of the more modern cars (1950 or newer) used safety glass in a thickness not commonly available. That is a tough one.
And special shapes as for an arched or round top window, we make individual templates and ask the glass shop to cut to that exact size.