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by jwesevich
Sat May 19, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: trying to turn back time
Replies: 9
Views: 4335

Re: trying to turn back time

Nice work! What happened to the tower?

jeff
by jwesevich
Fri May 11, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Dealing with door knobs
Replies: 25
Views: 6201

Re: Dealing with door knobs

I had pretty poor luck with anything Japanned...any rubbing at all, or paint removal took the finish/copper with it. :( I ended up painting them afterwards...which was a huge improvement over the originals with white paint spattered all over. Otherwise, the $10 crockpot with a little baking soda in ...
by jwesevich
Thu May 10, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Dealing with door knobs
Replies: 25
Views: 6201

Re: Dealing with door knobs

Yep, those size/type--that's what puts the spring in your mortise lock. :)

jeff
by jwesevich
Thu May 10, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Dealing with door knobs
Replies: 25
Views: 6201

Re: Dealing with door knobs

Yeah, I would definitely start taking things apart and seeing what you can see. I was able to get just about everything working, and the couple that were an issue I used a dremel to fix the holes in the catch to fit. Couple of pen springs; backplates boiled; paint removed; polished or repainted; wd4...
by jwesevich
Wed May 09, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: Check out this mansion
Replies: 9
Views: 10279

Re: Check out this mansion

Ok, I'm moving to Ohio...
by jwesevich
Wed May 09, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Check out this Queen Anne for sale:
Replies: 18
Views: 3195

Re: Check out this Queen Anne for sale:

Lol...they tout have both fuses AND breakers as a selling point...

jeff
by jwesevich
Tue May 08, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Historic preservation - before & after photos
Replies: 20
Views: 4085

Re: Historic preservation - before & after photos

Sorry, but 1999 no workee...ya done good!

jeff
by jwesevich
Wed May 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help Matching Detached Garage to Old House
Replies: 13
Views: 9206

Re: Help Matching Detached Garage to Old House

I would be very curious to hear what quotes you end up getting for the project. Our POs had plans drawn up for a garage that matches the house exactly and after factoring in the wood siding and shakes, the cheapest bid we got was $40k (and that's with the pad already poured).

jeff
by jwesevich
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Well we finally moved in
Replies: 23
Views: 9681

Re: Well we finally moved in

Dark green sounds perfect!
by jwesevich
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Well we finally moved in
Replies: 23
Views: 9681

Re: Well we finally moved in

Wow! Incredible work... Is the orange a historical color? (I asked because I have orange front and rear doors)

jeff