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post #31 of 51
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thanks a bunch. im gonna order those so that i can get this build done this coming week.
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post #32 of 51
wish I had a laser just laying around I could use.
    
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post #33 of 51
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it belongs to the school. Its pretty cool. we have whats called the Maker's club. It's run by students and students can go in and get trained on the laser cutter, water jet, vacuum former, mill, and lathe machines. Its neat. It's a shame that i just found out about this this year and im a senior.

hopefully i can make good use of it while im still here. Cause then its out into the real world where i might get lucky and work for a company that has this stuff and i can use it.
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post #34 of 51
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so a bit of a setback has occured. while attempting to cut the rest of my panels yesterday, i found out that each of my acrylic sheets were sized differently so my drawings were not going to work out. They were also in some cases more that a 1/4" short in some dimensions.

I am calling the place that i purchased my acrylic from today to see what can be done. Id like my money back because they didnt say anywhere on their site that the pieces wouldnt be the size they said they would. I found a new place to order 14"x14" pieces from for slightly more but that would make things much easier.

ill update whenever i can get new materials.
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post #35 of 51
I hope you don't beat yourself up at all over this little setback.


Gah! ... If I had a dollar for every mistake I made I could retire in luxury.

Hang in there.

Lookin' forward to seeing an update once the replacement material arrives.
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post #36 of 51
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My new material should be here tomorrow. Maybe ill get to do some work on Saturday if anyone is in the shop to let me in.

now that i have larger pieces of acrylic, i can go back and make my side panels larger. I actually ordered 15 7/8"x15 7/8" pieces. so i think im gonna add some height to them.
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post #37 of 51
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Ok so i got my new pieces of acrylic yesterday and managed to get into the shop to use the laser cutter today.

I got the two side panels done. now all i need is the lower rear panel and possibly a lower dividing panel.



i also got the weld-on #3 so that i can fuse the panels together.
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post #38 of 51
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ok so i got the panels that i have done put together using the weld-on #3. This stuff is amazing!!!

here's a pic of it.


i just have to cut out the back panel and the dividing panel.

im pretty happy with the way its turning out so far.
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post #39 of 51
epic

waitin 4 more (:
    
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Lookin' Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!
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