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What do you recommend for cutting larger window openings (in a greeenleaf)


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I am building the Willow I got from overstock.com. I'm veering into bashdom...I am using some pre-made windows and will need to cut slightly larger openings to get them in.

I have a dremel, but can it cut wood like the wood in these kits?

Is there another tool you would recommend?

Is there anything that will make this easier?

Probably not...*sigh*

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Is the house glued together? If you can lay the wall down flat, you can use a utility knife/box cutter to enlarge the openings. It takes a bit of patience, but it can be done fairly easily. Be sure to use a SHARP blade and change them often. It's the slightly dull blades that slip and inflict bodily harm.

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Is there another tool you would recommend?
A steel straight edge, a utility knife and LOTS of new, sharp blades.
Is there anything that will make this easier?
Trust me, this is a shockingly easy method.
a dremel, but can it cut wood like the wood in these kits?
Mounted securely horizontally with a steel saw blade it could, but the utilitu knife method is probably just as fast and doesn't use electricity.
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I just did this (actually, I cut out a whole new window opening) and used a battery operated Dremel with a cut-off wheel. Now, whether this is intended to be used in this manner is another question, :lol: but it worked really well.

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On my Adams kit I decided I wanted to use a pre-made door & window after I glued the shell together :lol:

I used the sander on my dremel & just sanded the window/door openings until the premade pieces fit.

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NOthing is glued, so I can lay it down flat...sounds like utility knife is the way to go.

Thanks for all the help, folks - it is always reassuring to check with the experts. :lol:

11 window openings means a lot of blades but hopefully not too much blood...

<cue music of dread>

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I used the exacto to do this as well.

I also just wanted to share: I usually just look at the avatar to see who wrote a post but Kathie and Jenn, your avatars (from a quick glance) are so similar i keep getting confused! :lol: :D

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I also just wanted to share: I usually just look at the avatar to see who wrote a post but Kathie and Jenn, your avatars (from a quick glance) are so similar i keep getting confused! :lol: :D

:D There will be a quiz in the morning. heheheheheeeee

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:D There will be a quiz in the morning. heheheheheeeee

:lol:

I will be sure to study all night!

...Kathie: chair on left

Jenn: chair on right

Kathie: chair on left

Jenn: chair on right

Kathie: chair on left

Jenn: chair on right

Kathie: chair on left

Jenn: chair on right

Kathie: chair on left

Jenn: chair on right...

OK I think Ive Got it! Dont go mirroring the images for the exam! :D

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I did door opening to allow prehung doors to be fit in-with a sharp exacto. Do be careful, I also cut a knuckle, as I got impatient! Lucky I always use sharp new blades, it didn't hurt nearly as much as the old dull blade cuts do! LOL

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