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Project by rf58 posted 1567 days ago 2005 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this window because I have such thick walls—I would have had to make extension jams for a factory window and besides I enjoy challenges. So this one has a 2 “ hollow space between the glass and I made it in to a shadow box. The inside glass is easily removed and make it easy to change the “ light catchers “in the boxes. One thing remains to be seen.= will it have condensation between the panes .. it is only 2 months old and a few below freezing nights see what happens with the AC.

-- rf58, Illinois





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Broglea

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#1 posted 1567 days ago

Looks good. Well done.

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Wintersedge

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#2 posted 1567 days ago

That is pretty slick. I would love to understand how you built the glass part for the window.

-- Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.

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rf58

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#3 posted 1567 days ago

I planed down a 2×8 smooth on both sides . cut the sections (I copied from a factory window) out using the 22 and 1/2° setting on my radial arm saw—- then I determined the thickness of the wall and ripped the chunks to that width—that left a 1” or so strip with a angle on each end WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT because that piece ( sliced off ) made the trim for the glass perfect then I used biscuts and 3 strap clamps to pull it together I had it dry fitted before I glued it BUT I STILL HAD TEARS IN MY EYES before I got it together. Use a slow drying glue—- but it still went to fast for this old guy . I learned how to lay out an octagon with a rafter sq. and I thought I new everyting before that. Now I do. I have more pictures but not on this computer yet. i will get them on soon

-- rf58, Illinois

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#4 posted 1567 days ago

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#5 posted 1561 days ago

niiice looking window
well done

Dennis

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