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post #11 of 39
make sure you score it good dont just score it once make it deep
    
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jig saw would make it a cinch. just make sure its straight
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I highly dont suggest scoring and snapping, because I tried that my first time and broke my plexi, and I scored both sides deep. I would use a jigsaw if you can't get a hold of a band saw or table saw. I think the dremel bits may hot get enough to melt the plexi.
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scoring it and snapping it works just fine do it properly and i promise it will work
    
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use a grinder works really well.
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post #16 of 39
Hi.

imho this is thre prefered order of options:
  • Router and straight bit (preferably a router table setup)
  • Table saw
  • Circular saw
  • Dremel w/ sideways bit and guide
  • jig saw
  • Hack saw
  • Wood saw
  • Scoring

note: I have never cut acrylic with a bandsaw, so I can't comment there.

Blades need to have a dense tooth-count.

Sanding and buffing will bring the shine back to the edge. You will need an angle grinder and a muslin wheel as well as rouge to polish it. A Dremel and the Dremel cloth bits will also work, but take much longer on large pieces.

Also, how were you planning to attach the pieces?

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I havent figured that out yet. Been looking at possible ways. Any ideas?
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post #18 of 39
what I like to do is make a shell (u shaped) that eliminates several seams.

But you can do it the Danger den way by using thick pieces and screwing them together.
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How would I make it a shell?
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what are you gonna use 1/4"??
    
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