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    I did this for the guy I buy my plexiglass from, Thanks to everyone for the tips on cutting plexiglass and thanks for looking.Jerry
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  • #2
    Let's hope your contact feels inspired to send more plexi your way at a discount as a result of this, Jerry. I know I would !

    Gill
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    • #3
      I'm with Gill!! Pretty cool!!!!

      Andy
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      • #4
        Neato. Plexiglass is kinda fun to cut isn't it? It makes for a nice change of pace. You did justice to the plexi, Jerry.
        Mike

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        • #5
          Hi Jerry, I have never done a piece with plexi ut you may have just inspired me to give it a try. Your supplier should be giving you good discounts from now on. That is an excellent piece af art my friend. What blades and at what speeds did you use and did you have any trouble? Steve
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          • #6
            Very nice and in blue. Wow! I may look into plexiglass in the future.
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            • #7
              Very nice Jerry, great job
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              • #8
                WOW! I know I'm going to try cutting plexi glass for something different to cut!! Very cool indeed!!

                Hey BobD, did you get all the information on the blades for cutting plexi? Maybe you can put it in the mag somewhere. This is stuff I want to remember but forget and also forget where I saw it!

                Betty
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by will8989
                  This is stuff I want to remember but forget and also forget where I saw it!

                  Betty
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                  • #10
                    ok, but what's my excust for forgetting up until he was born?

                    Betty
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                    • #11
                      That looks excelent Jerry. I too am inspired. The blue seems almost iridescent. Great detail too.
                      Maybe you could give us the name of your supplier. I've looked, but can only find 1/8" plexy. I would really like to get my hands on some 1/4" stuff.
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                      • #12
                        Thank you all very much, Steve I used the Olson 2/0 spiral blades and kept the saw a moderate speed not to fast yet not to slow don't stay in one spot very long though. I also put packing tape on the back side and never even had to sand.Thanks again to all of you.Jerry

                        BTW I used a forsner bit to drill the clock hole but I suggest you cut it with your saw as it got very hot and made the hole a little bigger than needed.
                        Last edited by DukeNukem; 06-30-2007, 06:32 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Jerry; fantastic cutting and color, plexi looks like fun. Greg.

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                          • #14
                            Nice job. Did you do anything to finish the edges? I seem to remember reading somewhere that applying ligher fluid on the cut edge and igniting it makes it smooth again.
                            Mike

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                            • #15
                              That's very cool Jerry! Excellent job. We use a lot of plex at work for different types of signage, since we've been working 12 to 14 hours a day for the last couple months, I'm sure there's a lot of nice scraps I can bring home and play with.
                              Joel

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