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Advice on a do it myself window.

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BigSmokey

Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2003
Location
Bloomington IL
I got Lucite high impact acrylic 3/32" for the window and I am thinking Ill use a jigsaw to cut the hole in the case. I got metal scroll blades (scroll = 1/2 the normal width, 18teeth/inch).

Im thinking Ill use some adhesive on the inside of the case to hold the window in which will mean I just have to cut a square out of acrylic. and rough edges wont matter.

Is there a walkthrough for this somewhere? I didnt find it so if you see it, please link it.

What do I cut the acrylic with?

What adhesive?
 

johan851

Insatiably Malcontent, Senior Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2002
Location
Seattle, WA
I cut my acrylic with my Dremel's cutting bit. Cutoff wheels suck for cutting acrylic...

A hacksaw might work too. Just keep in mind that power tools when run too fast tend to melt the acrylic more than cut it. And it makes a nasty burning smell...ick.
 

stool

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2000
Location
Albany, NY
http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36996

in the Alternate Modding section.
As long as you are cutting straight lines, you can pick up an acrylic cutter for a couple of bucks at a home center. Makes cutting neat and easy. Just score and snap. As to adhesive I usually use a silicone adhesive. Works great and can be removed easuly with a razor blade id necessary.