G.W. Cernoch Works Shop Tour

All fabrication work is performed in our 12,800 square foot shop in Weimar, Texas. We use traditional woodworking machines, some almost a century old, shown here.  Many of these are specialty machines built exclusively for the production of wood windows, window jambs, louvers, and mortise and tenon joint construction. These period machines are still the most efficient way to build historic reproduction millwork, windows, doors and shutters.


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J. A. Fay & Egan 924 Louver Groover

J. A. Fay & Egan 924 Louver Groover


This machine slots the right and left hand shutter stiles simultaneously. Built circa 1950's it is an updated version of the same machine patented in 1878. We use this machine to produce louver shutters, vents, and louver doors.

Greenlee 604 Sash Relisher and Mortiser

Greenlee 604 Sash Relisher and Mortiser


Greenlee 604 Sash Relisher and Mortiser used for haunching sash rails and mortising for sash muntins.

Woodworkers Tool Works Louver Slat Tenoners

Woodworkers Tool Works Louver Slat Tenoners


One of two Woodworkers Tool Works louver slat tenoners used to make the wooden pivot pin on traditional rolling slat shutters. A finished slat may be seen in the machine.

Millbury Pocket Cutter

Millbury Pocket Cutter


This is a Millbury Pocket cutter which makes the opening in window jambs to access the window weights. Used in the construction of windows utilizing weight and pulley counterbalance systems as in traditional windows. A sample of the cut may be seen on the table of the machine.

Millbury Pulley Mortiser

Millbury Pulley Mortiser


This is a Millbury Pulley Mortiser used to mortise in the sash pulleys in window jambs using the traditional weight and pulley balance system. This machine mortises all four pulleys in one operation. A sample of the work it performs can be seen on the machine. 

Greenlee 607 Sash Franker

Greenlee 607 Sash Franker


A Greenlee 607 Sash Franker which is a rare machine used to mortise in the very tiny sash muntins 1/2" to 9/16" wide in older traditional divided light sash.