While I have called this "The Glass Project" it's actually much bigger than just the glass, as I mulled it over as I was drifting off to sleep last night. I started breaking it down in my head, but I figured I'd list it out here. My nocturnal musings often vanish in a cloud of good intentions.
In order to achieve my goal of a functioning Dutch style window, I have to learn to make and make the following parts:
1) Glass. Including making glass in the first place, ingots, trade, blowing, flattening, cutting the panes. What size panes are appropriate? What type of glass would have been used? Where was it from?
2) Leading. Including smelting(?), forming the leading - how was it leaded? were cames used? if cames, what was the profile? Rounded, flat? *DANGER, WILL ROBINSON - LEAD* Must consider health issues of working with lead. Consider blood test prior and post working with it (if I work with it) for safety and curiousity.
3) Frame. Wood - what type of wood? Do I have something appropriate locally available? What dimensions? If molding were used, what would the correct profiles be?
4) Case. All the same questions about the frame. Dimensions?
5) Glazing. What type of glazing was used? Linseed oil based? Whiting used? More lead potential here? What where the mechanical fasteners like? Like our modern glazing points, or different?
This is not just a glass project, but there's where it's started.