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well with everything going in that big game of "life" i would like to give up. but im going to finish it.

what im doing is cutting it with my dremel using the roto zip bits, while using the multi purpose attachment : this

then i sand it down with 220grit sand paper to make a nice looking side.
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"Fall down twice, get up three times"...

Cliche and well-worn, but the adage remains... so too does the conviction.

I salute you.

Fwiw I used the tool and attachments that you are using on my first couple of builds.... and cut some lines like I was a drunk monkey

The Dremel will do the job, but it is many times harder than a table saw or router. That being said, and realising that you are taking the hard road (which I admire) keep on it, but recall: Patience.

Another way to use the current tool that you have is to use a level and c-clamps:



You will need to detach the edge guide and just use the cup. Since the cup is round it will not matter if it rotates during the cut, one just needs to keep the cup in direct contact with the straight edge as it is moving through the panel. It is also noteworthy that a 2nd set of c-clamps should be used to clamp the entire ensemble (panel, straight-edge) to a solid surface. This will leave both hands free to manipulate the work.

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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
"Fall down twice, get up three times"...

Cliche and well-worn, but the adage remains... so too does the conviction.

I salute you.

Fwiw I used the tool and attachments that you are using on my first couple of builds.... and cut some lines like I was a drunk monkey

The Dremel will do the job, but it is many times harder than a table saw or router. That being said, and realising that you are taking the hard road (which I admire) keep on it, but recall: Patience.

Another way to use the current tool that you have is to use a level and c-clamps:



You will need to detach the edge guide and just use the cup. Since the cup is round it will not matter if it rotates during the cut, one just needs to keep the cup in direct contact with the straight edge as it is moving through the panel. It is also noteworthy that a 2nd set of c-clamps should be used to clamp the entire ensemble (panel, straight-edge) to a solid surface. This will leave both hands free to manipulate the work.

yeah great advice i actually thought of that after making the second cuts lol.

right now i dont have enough acrylic to cut for a 3rd time, so im going to try to move on with what i got.

but this is my next step:

on a flat piece im going to glue, these 1" acrylic squares i got of delvies, right where they should be sitting to support the corners, then since there will be 4 on this single piece one for each side. i also got this adhesive, it basically goes down like wood glue, but dries clear as day, and it does bond to plastic. i have tested it on some scrap cause well i got plenty of that hahaha. and it looks "ok" after it dries. but with my stupid shaking its hard for me to use the weld on 3, and hold it while it dries with out me moving it ever so slightly, also my edges are not perfectly straight that is another reason why weld on 3 is not working for me.

or i might just re sand everything, on my work bench so it is really flat, and sits well.

idk what to do, but im thinking about it

thanks syrillian your always helping
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Ok well a long time with now update im sorry, but i do have perfectly cut pieces of acrylic drying right now on its final stage of glueing the main parts of acrylic together, then tomorrow im going to work on supporting the inside edges with 1" square acrylic blocks.

Then draw out a graph and start marking away where i want the buttons to be.
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Ok there she is in all her beauty, right now she has the paper on the top, so i can drill holes into it for the buttons and joystick and etc.



And that is the way the corners look
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post #36 of 37
That looks awesome atm. I'm interested in seeing how you build it
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post #37 of 37
I like the idea of doing it all out of plexi.

You can see some of the ones I have done in this thread.

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?t=1622
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