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post #1931 of 28613
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Hi guys

What would be the best way to cut a 3mm acrylic sheet? I'm going to remove the stock side window and replace it with the red uv acrylic...

I only have the basic tools, possibly use the old side window and trace/score around it?

I'm just scared I'm going to break it...

Edit:
I dug up seven9st surfer's Ambush Mod, and I see he just traced it and then used a Dremel...I might go the same route then...and make sure to be veryyyy careful when cutting and drilling
I used a hacksaw for mine. And if you are going to use a hacksaw, cut it at a 30 degree angle, not straight up and down. It cuts through faster and I accidentally cracked it doing that but I had enough room on my sheet for 2 tries and the second try came out perfect
     
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post #1932 of 28613
I think if I did it I'd test cutting off a corner or something small with a jigsaw and a dremel to see which way seemed safer. It'd probably be dremel. I don't think it'd be easy to crack it with a dremel but with a jigsaw it's likely to happen. I'm pretty sure Syrillian uses a router. I don't have one though
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post #1933 of 28613
Okay the best way to cut acrylic in basic shapes is to buy an Acrylic Scoring tool. It looks like a weird carpet cutter blade. Then you just rest it on a flat surface and bend it and it will break clean.



Its fast and easy and then you get your dremel and cut the edging.
Edited by Enigma8750 - 10/19/09 at 1:01pm
    
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Okay the best way to cut acrylic in basic shapes is to buy an Acrylic Scoring tool. It looks like a weird carpet cutter blade. Then you just rest it on a flat surface and bend it and it will break clean.

ah, cool. Score & snap, yes?
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post #1935 of 28613
You're going to mod your case? Good luck! Do post pics when you're done.

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Originally Posted by photonmoo View Post
Hi guys

What would be the best way to cut a 3mm acrylic sheet? I'm going to remove the stock side window and replace it with the red uv acrylic...

I only have the basic tools, possibly use the old side window and trace/score around it?

I'm just scared I'm going to break it...

Edit:
I dug up seven9st surfer's Ambush Mod, and I see he just traced it and then used a Dremel...I might go the same route then...and make sure to be veryyyy careful when cutting and drilling
post #1936 of 28613
Hey guys, I just purchased a whole new setup to replace my sig rig. Thanks to this thread, I have decided on the Storm Scout. I'll post pics when I get it all setup.
   
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post #1937 of 28613
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ah, cool. Score & snap, yes?
Eh, I tried scoring it but it wasn't very easy. The easiest way was with the saw. But you can try it and see if it works..
     
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Thanks Guys for the support. I didn't say anything to anyone earlier about it because it was a world wide thing and I didn't want to embarrass myself if I didn't make the Leaderboard at least. But I feel great about 5th place in the world. that's not too bad. And Photonmoo You're right. One of those orange cases looks like its not even a CM box. Its looks like an old Antec build, but what ever, NO WORRIES right? I wanted to win first place but I knew I was going against some pretty tough competition. That sniper with the winter camo was done in a professional modding shop.

Now about the drilling the holes. Here is my way to drill acrylic. You have to go slow and easy or it will crack on you. don't press down on the drill much at all. Just a little. Start on slow until you dig your hole diameter. Then speed the drill but don't push. Let the NEW drill bit do all the work and it won't crack.
Exactly fifth in the world is still one heck of an achievement, and well done to you again!! Like you said a lot of the mods were professionally done. You've done us scouts proud Commander


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I used a hacksaw for mine. And if you are going to use a hacksaw, cut it at a 30 degree angle, not straight up and down. It cuts through faster and I accidentally cracked it doing that but I had enough room on my sheet for 2 tries and the second try came out perfect
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Okay the best way to cut acrylic in basic shapes is to buy an Acrylic Scoring tool. It looks like a weird carpet cutter blade. Then you just rest it on a flat surface and bend it and it will break clean.



Its fast and easy and then you get your dremel and cut the edging.
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You're going to mod your case? Good luck! Do post pics when you're done.
Thanks for the tips guys, I'll try and incorporate all the Scouts knowledge and do it right the firs time...

I'm going to take the acrylic slowwwwwwww, it was expensive compared to the others, $27 a sheet 500mmx500mm

I'll take pics as I go along too
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Hey guys, I just purchased a whole new setup to replace my sig rig. Thanks to this thread, I have decided on the Storm Scout. I'll post pics when I get it all setup.
Coolies, good on you...you've made a wise and very good choice.
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Hey guys, I just purchased a whole new setup to replace my sig rig. Thanks to this thread, I have decided on the Storm Scout. I'll post pics when I get it all setup.
Looking forward to putting you on the Roster. You Sound like Scout Material.
    
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