DO NOT USE PLEXIGLASS!!!!!
Westinghouse used to make street light covers from Lexan and they were
.22 bullet proof (for a while anyway); they may still. Lexan is
remarkable tough. I have personally seen plexiglass shatter almost as
badly as glass. IT IS NOT SHETTER RESISTANT DO NOT USE IT
That said, it is your life and the gene pool is probably too full
anyway so do what you want.
I completed a woodsmith/shopnotes similar project some years ago.
Woodsmith offered, at that time, a plexiglass piece bent at 90 degrees
and slotted to allow varying height positioning. Works great.
Were I to make my own, I'd consider a wood and plexiglass one. A wood
piece mounts vertically and has a plexiglass piece screwed to its bottom.
I cut plexiglass on my tablesaw with a carbide blade. Leave the paper
on the plexiglass until after machining. Tiny pieces of plexiglass fly
while cutting. It doesn't hurt, but be aware of it. Use necessary
Inexpensive pieces of plexiglass in a variety of sizes are available in
the remnants bin at places such as TAP Plastics.
Have fun. Hey...when using the mortiser, be aware of your feed
direction. You'll want to get it correct so the router doesn't grab
C Carruth wrote:
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