Aug
27

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How to Attach Plexiglass (Acrylic) to WoodPin ItIf your project requires you to attach acrylic (also known as plexiglass) to wood, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to do it correctly.  Although many projects use clear, lightweight acrylic instead of glass because it’s stronger and more flexible, acrylic can still crack, split or melt if handled improperly.  Here’s how to correctly screw or glue acrylic to wood so you can avoid damaging it permanently.   Attaching Acrylic to Wood with Screws Plexiglass (acrylic) can be attached to wood using screws, but you have to be careful not to heat or twist
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Aug
7

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How to Make a DIY Coffee TablePin ItHome decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but with one of these DIY coffee table ideas, you can have an original piece of furniture that fits your living room perfectly.  Designing a DIY coffee table is fun.  There are so many ways to customize it by choosing a unique base or top of recycled materials.  Here’s what you need to know to get started: What Size? Coffee tables are usually placed in front of a sofa and flanked by a couple of side chairs.  The primary purpose of a coffee table is to give guests a
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Jul
24

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What Does “Less Saw Cut” Mean?Pin It“Less saw cut” is a term used by plastic fabricators to describe a method of measuring and cutting material in order to (1) minimize waste and (2) reduce costs.  The rule of thumb is simple:  the more pieces that can be cut from a single sheet of plastic, the lower the total cost is to the customer. “Less saw cut” means cutting the customer’s material to the specified dimensions less the width of the saw blade (or kerf).  This is possible  when the final dimensions of custom-cut pieces can tolerate a little variation.   Here is how it works:
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Apr
27

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DIY Kitchen Backsplash: How to Create a Custom Backsplash Using PlexiglassPin ItYour kitchen backsplash can be the focal point of the room, but if you aren’t in love with your current backsplash and can’t afford new tile, you can replace it with a beautiful DIY kitchen backsplash using a sheet of plexiglass over your favorite patterned paper. Because plexiglass is clear, it can be used to protect and showcase any type of paper that appeals to you – wallpaper,wrapping paper, vintage postcards, maps, photos or sheet music. Plexiglass is also durable and wipes clean easily, so it can take the daily abuse of kitchen duty. Lastly, plexiglass is
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Mar
19

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Acrylic Sheets For Photography SetupsPin ItBaseball star Evan Legoria appears to be suspended in mid-air. Photo by Robert Seale, Sports Illustrated Baseball Preview Professional photographers and camera buffs like using versatile acrylic sheets for photography setups because of the material’s strength and reflective qualities.  Whether their shoot calls for a transparent, colored or opaque surface, it is easy to find an acrylic sheet with that finish. A lot of photographers place their subjects on top of acrylic sheets and use strategic lighting to achieve cool reflections.  Some of the more creative photographers like to lie underneath a transparent acrylic sheet so they can
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Feb
7

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How to Clean, Repair and Protect AcrylicPin ItKnowing how to clean acrylic correctly is key to preserving its attractive appearance.  Acrylic – which is also called Plexiglas, Lucite and Acrylite — is a popular alternative to glass for many applications because it is translucent, light weight and impact resistant.  Clear, colored and opaque acrylic is also available.  Because acrylic sheets and glazing are susceptible to scratches and abrasions as well as damage by some solvents, it is important to follow these guidelines for cleaning, repairing and protecting your acrylic items. Cleaning Acrylic The best way to clean acrylic is with a specialty cleaning product such as Novus No.1
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Jan
25

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How to Cut, Drill, Finish, and Glue AcrylicPin ItWorking with acrylic is easy if you understand its properties and follow industry guidelines on how to handle it properly.  Using the correct tools is also important.  This article offers some practical tips on working with acrylic that will help you get started on your next project. What is Acrylic? Acrylic is a clear plastic that closely resembles glass but has many advantages, making it in excellent substitute in many applications.  Compared to glass, acrylic is: Lighter in weight by half Stronger and more impact resistant Offers better insulating properties More transparent Acrylic does have two main disadvantages compared
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Jan
9

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Glues for Plastic: How to Choose the Right AdhesivePin ItPlastic is a popular material for contractors, fabricators and hobbyists because it’s shatterproof, lightweight and temperature resistant, as well as relatively inexpensive.  Detailed instructions on how to build with plastic are easy to find on the Internet as well as in books and magazines.  Before you begin working with plastic, it’s important to choose the right adhesive and learn how to apply it correctly.  This article will give you a quick overview on glues for plastic and some tips on assembling plastic parts.  Links to other WebPages are provided where more detail may be helpful. Step One –
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Jan
4

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Acrylic for Picture Framing: Better than Glass?Pin ItSo you have a prized piece of artwork that you want to frame – a photo or your son and his bride, your kindergartner’s art project, or a watercolor painting by a renowned local artist – and you can’t decide whether to use real glass or acrylic for picture framing.  Although glass has been the historic favorite, the advantages provided by today’s acrylic framing sheets have made acrylic the preferred framing material amongst artists, galleries and consumers for both practical and aesthetics reasons. 7 Benefits of Acrylic Sheet for Picture Framing 1.  Light Weight Compared to glass, acrylic sheets for
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Nov
15

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Ensuring Print-Ready Foam PVC Sheets is a Team EffortPin ItFoam PVC sheets are an ideal substrate for printing graphics like advertising signage and photos, but working with this material can be difficult and requires special handling every step of the way.  Just ask any printing company how many times the foam PVC sheets they used looked clean, but after they were printed, fingerprints mysteriously appeared through the image.  It’s an extremely frustrating phenomenon because the fingerprints can’t be detected until after labor has been spent and ink has been laid down, at which time the sheet must then be scrapped. Attention Required by Manufacturers and Distributors
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