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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:15 pm 
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Hey all, I make guitar picks from acrylic and would like to be able to thin it down somehow to be able to offer different gauges.
I tried it on the band facer but it was difficult to hold something so small up to it and it flew off never to be seen again!
Any ideas?


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Use hot glue or double sided tape to hold the piece of acrylic to a larger handle when thinning. Alternatively buy thinner acrylic stock ;)


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Rorschach wrote:
Use hot glue or double sided tape to hold the piece of acrylic to a larger handle when thinning. Alternatively buy thinner acrylic stock ;)

That is a good idea. However, I won't have long term access to a band facer so I'm looking for alternatives and I can't find thinner acrylic.


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Make up a lapping plate using wet and dry abrasive paper stuck to a large sheet of thick float glass.

How much material are we talking about removing here?


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Rorschach wrote:
Make up a lapping plate using wet and dry abrasive paper stuck to a large sheet of thick float glass.

How much material are we talking about removing here?

I don't know what a lapping plate is haha.
I'm usually trying to thin down 3mm Acrylic by 1-2mm.


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