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    Seen nothing galvanized for a bit. Even been slumming for angle iron.

    Need a fix. Went to Restore and bought this. Not sure why but itíll come in handy for something.

    Two people stopped me and asked what it was. One didnít speak english. I said ventana chingaleta. He got it. I was pretty pleased with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    . . .and bought this. Not sure why. . .
    is it possible that you and katherine are related?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    She’s also fluent in tex-mex?

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    I wasn’t sure what to do with myself this evenng but this thread helped.

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    I get it as well. Funny.
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    I have several out in the barn. My father must have also thought they would come in handy. The window beside me has to be propped open, probably two at bottom of this wall.

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    i used to use them as trot line weights

    and anchors when fishing from a canoe
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Be ready; watch for the signs.

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    Around here, sash weights are commonly used for longline anchors in open-water duck decoy rigs.

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    I've never handled one. Are they soft enough to melt and cast?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I've never handled one. Are they soft enough to melt and cast?

    Not unless you've got a blast furnace -- they're cast iron.
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    I put one in the lathe, drilled fitted a sharpened 1/4 pin in the end for an (outdoor) 5lb plumb bob.
    (And I once cast a dozen using lead, about 100 lbs each, for six large double hung Mahogany windows)

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    Perfect tool for blunt force trauma
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Great for making self closing gates with the aid of a spare block. A bit sudden for indoors though……...

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    We use those to pound the bottom when flounder fishing. Stirs up the bottom, sets little crabs and worms drifting in the current. Plus, the vibrations arouse the fish curiosity.

    I dip mine in liquid rubber, else the rust makes a mess.


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    There was a time before the new insulated chimney when the old chimney was choked and the chimney brush would not clear it. Tied four sash weights together and pounded through the block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Perfect tool for blunt force trauma
    or defenestration.
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    Got 24 of them in my house. Wouldn't trade them for modern windows for any price you could offer. Love the sound of them when they bump into each other, love that I can raise and lower a window with one hand.

    Counterweights rule.
    A society predicated on the assumption that everyone in it should want to get rich is not well situated to become either ethical or imaginative.

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    Once had to replace the sash in a counterweighted window. Th new sash was made to work with spring balances, so had to modify it by adding wood inserts to fill the grooves and then fashion holes at the top for tying the sash weight cords. A new sash designed for counterweights would have to be custom made, probably by a high-priced shop.

    Quote Originally Posted by elf View Post
    Got 24 of them in my house. Wouldn't trade them for modern windows for any price you could offer. Love the sound of them when they bump into each other, love that I can raise and lower a window with one hand.

    Counterweights rule.

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