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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  09:51:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The next step was to remove the windows from the sheet. From the backside of the windows sheet I used a Micro-Mark Super Grip Scalpel for making super fine cuts, and carefully scored the adhesive backing to remove the window frames, while still leaving the adhesive backer attached to the window frame parts. The windows were then arranged by size and letters in groups, and I touched-up paint in needed spots. Also, a small hobby file was used to clean-up the window edges from the laser cutting holding tabs. See below pictures for windows in their groups, and the Kit window guide showing lettered windows. Last picture shows windows ready for installation.
All window parts A are the 4 over 4 double hung windows that are used for making open window effects. Window parts C are the 8 panel windows used for the sky lite. And, window parts D are the small 2 over 2 single windows used on the rear wall sides, and rear wall section.








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Bill Gill
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  12:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The hunter green sounds good. This will be another nice one!


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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/12/2020 :  1:01:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bill Gill

The hunter green sounds good. This will be another nice one!



Thanks Bill for posting your thoughts and comment.



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robert goslin
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  03:30:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good Louis. Plenty of windows. Any trouble removing them from the frame ?


Regards Rob

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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  10:46:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robert goslin

Looking good Louis. Plenty of windows. Any trouble removing them from the frame ?




Thanks Rob, there are windows for sure on this one.
There was no problems removing the windows from the frames. A lot of them came out on their own, others just needed a little scoring, and out they came. Very well laser cut structure kit.



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George D
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  12:14:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm sure that scalpel made removing the windows an easy task.

George



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/13/2020 :  8:07:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I'm sure that scalpel made removing the windows an easy task.

George



Yes Sir, that it did.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  7:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now is the time to determine if you will have open, closed, or both, windows in the front and front sides of your structure. These are the double hung windows, therefore the top window frame will be in front of the lower frame in the desired position, representing sliding windows. Carefully install the upper window frames in position first, with half of the thickness of the window raised above the face of the structure walls that the windows are being installed in. I made a piece of thin .020 styrene, and cut a template the size of the window opening with a small piece of tube for a handle, to place into the window openings, and set down the top windows onto the plastic template to give the proper placement height. This window height is important to get the double hung look of the windows.
I used yellow carpenters glue along the top and sides of the top window frame, and placed the frame down onto the plastic template to get the right height.
Note: CA glue must not be used on this step, the adhesive backing will be glued permanently to the window frames if CA glue is used. It will soak into the frame and adhesive).
After the glue set for a second, I pushed away the template, and set it into the next opening, and continued with all top windows in this manner. The following pictures show the homemade styrene window height template being placed into the window opening, than after carpenters glue is applied to the window frame, it is placed into the opening. The last picture shows the styrene template, and the top windows slightly raised above the structure wall. This will be done to all top windows on front wall, and both side walls.








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Edited by - desertdrover on 06/16/2020 7:18:58 PM

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Dutchman
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  7:17:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Add me to the list of those liking the Hunter Green, Lou.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  7:20:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Add me to the list of those liking the Hunter Green, Lou.




Thank you Bruce for your post and comment.



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railman28
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  9:27:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like the hunter green too. Louis, do you like these type of windows rather than the plastic ones? I know these let you have some open but they seem more tetanus too. Do you find them worth the extra work?

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  9:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Its so easy to get the sashes wrong. Looks like your template is working like a charm.

Mike



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Bernd
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  9:51:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ingenious method of window assembly Louis. Filed for future use.

Bernd

(PS, green looks good)


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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  11:03:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

I like the hunter green too. Louis, do you like these type of windows rather than the plastic ones? I know these let you have some open but they seem more tetanus too. Do you find them worth the extra work?

Bog



Hi Bob, thanks for your comments. The plastic ones are easier for sure, but the extra work with these types is worth the time with what can be done with them. I don't mind the extra tedious work once in a while. Wouldn't want to do every structure this way though.



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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/16/2020 :  11:04:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Its so easy to get the sashes wrong. Looks like your template is working like a charm.

Mike



Thanks Mike, yes the jig is quite handy for getting a correct placement.



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