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May 22, 2012

Workshops on windows set for Thursday

NEW ALBANY — Indiana Landmarks, Develop New Albany and the New Albany Historic Preservation Commission will host a free workshop Thursday, May 24, for people interested in learning and practicing the skills needed to repair historic wood windows. The workshop runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 411 E. Spring St., New Albany. Participants are asked to bring their own chair, and may bring a window to work on.

Instructor Jack P. Patchin of Ol’ House Experts in Madison has more than 30 years of experience in construction and restoration. Patchin has restored wood windows for homes, barns, and outbuildings. He served nine years on the maintenance crew of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin estate, and has presented workshops and seminars for local preservation organizations and at community colleges.

In the workshop — which will build on previous workshops he has presented in New Albany — historic window expert Patchin will demonstrate the skills needed to repair historic wood windows, and guide participants in practicing those skills. Participants will learn:

• How to use the basic tools to restore, repair, and maintain historic wood windows.

• How to repair sashes with epoxy, repair the rope and weight system, and replace and glaze panes.

Although the workshop is free and open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required: Call Indiana Landmarks, 812-284-4534 or email south@indianalandmarks. org to reserve a spot.

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