Making a see-thru dust shield


#1

anyone have any suggestions on material and actually making one…i.e. tools and stuff lol

im not that much of a handy man, but learn quickly.

thanks in advance


#2

Use acrylic/plexi


#3

Find the diameter of the dustwasher you wish to replicate, find a holesaw of the same diameter. Make a soap and water mixture and apply liberally to the plexiglass. Now, use a drill press (power drill will work, too. Just make sure your drill is perpendicular to the platic) and slowly drill through the plastic. Use a drill bit of a wider gauge to widen the hole to fit the shaft if needed.

If it breaks, cracks, or is just not the size you were hoping for, rinse and repeat.


#4

Forget the soap and water and just put a piece of scrap wood under the plexi. If you clamp them together you won’t get a crack. Also you could do with sanding the edges once you cut it out because you’ll have very rough edges.