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How can I get (something similar to) Day-Glo back-painted glass?

I have a project for a small side table where I would like to use a piece of 3/4” thick back painted glass. Ideally I’d like to go for a Day-Glo orange that gives a glow similar to that of the acrylic ...
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How to Bend Tabs in Acrylic Sphere without Deforming

Hi I am working on a project where I am mounting a speaker in an acrylic sphere. To do this I am got an acrylic sphere with a pre cut hole online, then cut tabs into the edges of the hole using a ...
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How to Make a Plexiglass Bonnet with Seamless Edges?

I am looking to fabricate an acrylic/plexiglass bonnet with an open top and outside dimensions of 20" x 20" x 36" with 1/4" wall thickness. Essentially the bonnet pictured below, ...
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How to Cut A Clean Rectangular Hole in a Plexiglass Box

I need to make a clean rectangular hole in the top of a plexiglass box that looks like this. Normally I would go to laser-cutting but the fact that it's already in box form makes it hard with the ...
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Are there substances used in everyday life that are suitable for polishing acrylic glass?

For a project I have to cut an acrylic glass rod (diameter = 5mm) into a few small chunks. Then, I have to sand the cut surfaces and polish them. Since the surface to be polished is very small, I don'...
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Which chemical/ substance could help make fractals in acrylic paint on glass?

I'm doing an art project which involves a chemical reaction (ideally available easily like alcohol, bleach, acetone etc). I'm using acrylic paint/ ink on glass. I want my painting to have fractals, ...
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

I have a set of laser-cut clear acrylic pieces and matching transparencies (with designs printed on them). I want to glue the transparencies atop the acrylic pieces, but I am unsure which glue is ...
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Trouble finding 11mm metal spacer rings [closed]

Introduction Hello everyone, i am building a tank made out of Legos, it is a very ambitious project and it requires many components. Question You may be wondering why i am asking here something ...
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Can you turn a normal mirror into a one way mirror?

I got my hands on 2 normal mirrors and would like to build a magic mirror. Even after extensive googling I couldn't find an answer. I know normal mirrors have some reflective (metal?) and paint ...
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Cutting a hole in baubles

When working with acrylic clear baubles like these What method can be used to cut a clean hole in the side to create a diarama within the bauble? I imagine using a dremel would create a jagged edge ...
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Where can I find 1/2" thick colored acrylic?

For years I've been looking for a low cost, reliable source for 1/2" thick acrylic (plastic/plexiglass/Plexiglas(R)) sheets in various colors and sizes. The only things I can find are clear/non-...
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Options for gluing thick paper to acrylic sheet

I would like to mount a photo to a clear acrylic sheet. The way I am planning to do that is by first gluing the photo to a thick paper sheet, and then gluing the thick paper sheet (e.g. 250 gsm) to ...
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Chemically etch (frost) acrylic (plexiglass)?

Is there an equivalent to Armour Etch (used in glass etching) for acrylic? I want to etch some text onto an acrylic sheet but I do not have access to a laser engraver. Sanding seems to be a common ...
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What's the name of this type of acrylic?

I recently came across Love Hulton's amazing work and was especially impressed by the aesthetic of the pearly acrylic front of the datorbox. I saw the same material being used for fashioning guitar ...
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Creating one-way mirror-like lenses

I want to make some kind of lenses. I want to dye (or buy) a piece of white glass or plastic (whatever works best). However, I still want to be able to see through it - I guess about 80% white and 20%...
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Large plexiglass cylinder? [closed]

I'm looking for where to buy a large plexiglass/acrylic cylinder. The exact dimensions don't matter so much but I would like it to fit abound 5 gallons of water (after I close the bottom of course). ...
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How to add weights to circuit board standoffs(spacers) of a acrylic board?

I am using acrylic boards to make a desktop file organizer. The area of the bottom is 8"x4", and it has 4 legs. I will use circuit board standoffs(spacers) as the legs. The height of each leg will be ...
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Method for embedding rock mosaic in transparent material

I am looking for a way to do the following. 1. Arrange a pattern of semi-precious stones. 2. Embed it in a transparent medium so that it can be hung up, say in front of a window. Someone suggested I ...
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Transparent paint to change color of diffused acrylic sheet?

I'm working on a costume that will require some accent lighting. I plan to accomplish this with a few small circuits to power white LEDs behind some diffused acrylic cutouts, so that the cutouts will ...
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Is there a special glue to use to bond acrylic and metal together?

I am currently looking into make some snow globes and I would like to bond the acrylic insert of the snow globe with the metal top. Does anyone know a glue that can bond these two materials together? ...
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What type of glue is used for gluing acrylic pieces together?

I am currently working on a project that would require me to glue several acrylic pieces to an acrylic base plate. The pieces would be laying flat on the base plate. The problem is that the acrylic ...
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Are there toxic concerns with using a heatgun/torch on plastic/acrylic?

I am looking to bend a piece of plastic/acrylic (not really sure what I'm getting yet), for a craft project I am working on. I watched this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkpqfcg1W_o where ...
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Are there specific types of plastic that are more "Clear" than others?

I am looking for brands/types of plastic that are more "clear" than others. I am not sure if there are any differences between types i.e., acrylic, plexiglass, etc, but I would assume that some are ...
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Plastic/Glass for a very large, custom frame

I am working on a large poster to display my original Pokemon cards, but because of the size of the cards and the way I wanted them to be laid out, store bought frames are out of the question. The ...
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Materials and procedures for painting acrylic (Plexiglass) sheet

I would like to paint acrylic sheet (Plexiglass) with acrylic paint. Both the sheet and the paint are opaque (black or white); single color all over. What kinds of paint should I use? What kinds ...
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