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Project by DevinT posted 03-25-2021 10:59 PM 499 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I created a privacy window to place in front of a small casement window in our kitchen to prevent people from seeing inside our unit. I didn’t want to use drapes, blinds, or anything else that could not be easily cleaned since this was in the kitchen.

I started with one sheet of cast acrylic (ChemCast brand), one sheet of Innsbruck textured acrylic (TAP Plastics), and two acrylic handles purchased off of Amazon. Both the Innsbruck and clear acrylic sheets were 1/4” thick.

I cut all the pieces out, used WeldOn #3 (aka SciGrip #3) solvent for welding acrylic to bond the pieces together, and then attached two different types of weather sealing tape. On all but the bottom edge of the window, I placed 1” expanding closed-cell strips and on the bottom I placed just a very thin (non-expanding) foam tape.

The whole thing just kind of wedges in behind the existing window to provide privacy.

I used a router with a compression bit to cut the acrylic.

-- Devin, SF, CA





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#1 posted 03-26-2021 02:32 AM

wood ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-26-2021 02:39 AM

Not wood, but I treated it like wood with the exception of using SciGrip for joinery.

That is to say that I used woodworking tools to do all this. Cut with a palm router, jointed the edges like it was wood, sanded like wood, etc.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#3 posted 03-26-2021 02:41 AM


Not wood, but I treated it like wood with the exception of using SciGrip for joinery.

That is to say that I used woodworking tools to do all this. Cut with a palm router, jointed the edges like it was wood, sanded like wood, etc.

- DevinT


ok ill give it too ya this time-lol.it’s pushin it though,but i love your contributions to the forum,we need more guys like you.keep it coming dude.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 03-28-2021 06:13 PM

I toyed with the idea of using the handle “LumberJill” but then people might think my name was Jill or (worse) call me Jilly.

Guess you don’t get a lot females around here ;D

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#5 posted 03-28-2021 06:50 PM



I toyed with the idea of using the handle “LumberJill” but then people might think my name was Jill or (worse) call me Jilly.

Guess you don t get a lot females around here ;D

- DevinT


lol hey glad your here we need more woman to get into the craft.you dont seem shy or intimidated though i love that you have jumped right in showing your work and commenting another thing we need more of.keep it coming jilly and show us your shop if you dont mind,we love to see shops here.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 03-28-2021 06:55 PM

Falls-off chair laughing @ ‘jilly’

No, definitely not shy. I may not always know what I am doing, but that’s why I have you all ;D

Actually, not knowing to fear something is often how I end up learning a lot.

Example: let’s make a hand plane. How hard it could it be? (starts off planning on making a 17.5” jack plane as first hand plane using Norris infill replication kit—quickly realizes that for a swap that might not be the best “first hand plane”)

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#7 posted 03-28-2021 07:20 PM



Falls-off chair laughing @ jilly

No, definitely not shy. I may not always know what I am doing, but that s why I have you all ;D

Actually, not knowing to fear something is often how I end up learning a lot.

Example: let s make a hand plane. How hard it could it be? (starts off planning on making a 17.5” jack plane as first hand plane using Norris infill replication kit—quickly realizes that for a swap that might not be the best “first hand plane”)

- DevinT


thats good i think too many are afraid to try something out of their comfort zone.i was afraid when i did the maloof rocker that it was beyond my skils,but it gave me skils i never would have had if i hadn’t pushed myself.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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