daniel_reetz wrote:How did your acrylic turn out?
That bit was just as annoying as I thought it would be, It doesn't like to snap straight, so I have a slight wavy gap in the centre. I didn't bond down the middle of the main platen as the instructable instructs as I was unable to find and bonding agent that would work. I tested plastic cements of all kinds, with and without accelerant sprays and a bunch of other glues none of which worked well. I was unable to find any methylene chloride in all the stores I visited, so I settled on using some pine angle
and hotglue to join the 6x6 acrylic squares to the main platen and sacrifice half an inch.
I was able to acquire a 4 foot by 2 foot acrylic sheet very cheaply as one of the corners was cracked and nobody else would buy it, so I have enough left to make another and I've learnt so much already that I know my second effort will be much better.