First, Danno, thanks for what you're doing!! I have leaky windows and it's really cold (and expensive) here in the winter! I started reading the "are vinyl windows a sin" thread, because 300$ per window seemed like an affordable price for warmth and I got tempted, but of course I have been convinced (didn't take much, I hate vinyl windows with a passion) to keep my old ones. At this point I have to restore my old windows and obtain new storms/netting (that will require pulling the horrible aluminium out first). I see plans for the storm windows, but does anybody have some good step-to-step resource for the restoration part? Angolito had started describing what she is doing, but I am a total newbie and I need a simpler guide! Does anybody know of a good thread or of a good book? I went to the suggested websites (windowrepair.com, historichomeworks.com), and they advertise a few books, but I would trust a referral better. Now is the time to do this, and if I start now I might be able to restore the 4 windows in my bedroom and maybe even the two in the bathroom....OK, maybe that is a little ambitious, but I can at least try!