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« on: September 19, 2005 01:21:47 PM »

i've been browsing around .. and sites like tattydevine.com and giantjewels.com... hand carve acrylic and perspex.. the stuff they make is AWESOME.. i was wondering if anyone knew how one goes about doing this kinda stuff. shrinky dinks is probably the easiest method to recreate the look, but i'm really interested in the real thing. thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006 12:37:45 AM »

I have been wondering too.  I want to make some brooches with arcylic.  I seem to remember cutting it with small hand saws in shop class in high school.  Then I think we sanded the edges and buffed it.  I have never heard of carving it though.

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006 05:57:55 AM »

I've been trying to find out about this too with no luck, I used shrinky dinks to try out a brooch idea and then I put some of that Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) on the top to make it shiny.  It worked great but I don't know how durable it is, would love to get into acrylic or perspex (will try a and post a pic when i get home Cheesy )

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2006 02:56:28 PM »

I'd carve acrylic with my Dremel and the carbide bits, the ones that say "for glass and stone" on the package.  It has to be done in short bursts to keep the heat from building up, which would warp or scorch the acrylic.  Dunno about Perspex, but I imagine it would be similar.

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