Originally Posted by Zhurh
Another plexiglass stand question?
I'm finishing up a new stand that we're hauling 6 miles back in and setting up at base of mnt, on a big mineral lick, spring/swamp. Floor is sheet of plywood, and it's 20 foot up a ladder, ladder is 3/16 two inch sq tube, heavy duty; steel frame alone weighs over 600 lbs. So what's the best way to set in plexiglass windows to slide, (for the sides and rear panels). I figure you can buy grooved bases the windows will fit in, so you can screw into plywood.
Kinda waiting for huntin season to get over with and first snow so swamp freezes hard; then we''ll haul her out there. Moose, caribou, wolves, lynx hit the area and some of the local Indians and I plan on spending time out there early winter, try to get some wolves with foxpro.
I took 1X2 strips and cut grooves in them with my table saw
I mounted the strips horizontally along the top and bottom of the window frame
I spaced them vertically so that the plexi glass can be lifted up and out of the groove for replacement if needed
The grooves let the windows slide back and forth little effort and no noise hardly
the plexi fits so good that bugs can't get in also