Making New Hatch Screens
|This is last year's hatch screens--they loosely fit over the outside of the hatch|
|Maggie spent about 7 hours making the four screens.|
|Because I screwed up the holes on screens that Maggie spent |
seven hours making, I'm writing this blogpost from the doghouse.
|The forward hatch screen fit perfectly. What looks like a little |
gap between the twist lock fasteners is actually filled with the
fuzzy side of VELCRO to keep insects from getting through.
|This punch made all the difference in the world. It punched through all |
the layers of the screen border with ease. If only we would locate the holes properly.
|I found it easiest to use centerlines for all the punched holes--the |
centerlines could be seen and aligned outside the punch. I used a piece
of Starboard for the backer board for the punch to dig into without breaking.
|Now, if only I could figure out a use for all the holes!|
Next up will be the planning of the new and demolition of the old refrigeration system...
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