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Hey everyone I need some ideas on how to manage getting this cut out,it is 1/8" black acrylic.Thanks


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This will be my third attempt,first one broke trying to drill a hole for the scroll saw,second one did not work because the scroll saw melts it as it cuts.doh.gif

Any help would be greatly appreciated:thinking:
post #2 of 10
a Dremel I believe.

or if your lucky go find a CNC.
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post #3 of 10
I'd do it with a jigsaw or scroll saw; just drill a pilot hole within the area(s) to be removed so that you can easily insert the blade. Be sure to use a high TPI blade (and perhaps also some water as a lube) to keep from chipping the acrylic.
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CnC all the way.
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post #5 of 10
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Dremel and scroll saw melts it.
post #6 of 10
Do you want cutout holes as the result, or the lettering made of acrylic as the result?

A: Bandsaw, wont melt it Ive tried it recently.

B: CnC milling machine is your only hope.
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post #7 of 10
I'd find a CNC mill to use or order designs / cuts through a laser cutting service. TAP plastics has a pretty good service, and there are tons of custom pc shops that offer the service. However it can get a bit expensive if you have intricate designs.
- chmodlabs
post #8 of 10
If your really having problems here's a CNC service I've used.
http://epicstore.com.au/shop/category/custom-side-panels/
- chmodlabs
post #9 of 10
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Thanks everyone for your replies and suggestions it is truly appreciated but with a change of the scroll saw blade and a LOT of patience TADA....

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Woooooohooooooo still keeping the work all done by my hand.thumb.gif
post #10 of 10
Lookin good!
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