This section contains videos showing how to cut, shape and polish Acrylic. For all projects we have used Perspex/Lucite. Working with Perspex is similar to working with Aluminium.
Perspex has the advantage that it never needs painting and often comes with a 10 year guarantee.
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This video shows how to make a decorative table using Perspex, this is a time consuming project and can easily take a whole day to complete so be warned! Perspex is an ideal material for making a decorative table like this as it will never require paintinFeatured
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This video shows how to make a decorative furniture using Perspex. Perspex is an ideal material for making furniture like this as it will never require painting and is guaranteed to last at least 10 years.
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perspex, lucite or plexiglas can often bepolished sucessfully using this method. This method is the only method that can be used on acrylic sheet that has a frosted or non reflective finish as flame polishing is not suitable.
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Acrylic sheet such as Perspex, Lucite or Plexiglas can be drilled using drill bits that are designed for use on metal. A sharp metal drilling bit will easily break the acrylic when it exits the work piece and so a blunt drill bit is preferred, or the sharFeatured
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Acrylic such as Perspex, Lucite or Plexiglas can be tapped so that it is possible to screw threaded screws directly into it. Although this method works well it is not a good solution if the item needs to be regularly assembled and disassembled, If your itFeatured
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Acrylic can be bent by apply heat to it. Popular trade names of acrylic are Perspex, Lucite and Plexiglas. Some acrylic may need to be annealed after bending to prevent crazing. Acrylic that is made specifically for the sanitary ware market such as LuciteFeatured
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It is possible to scribe break acrylic such as Perspex, Lucite or Plexiglas using just a sharp knife and a straight edge. This technique is handy for cutting acrylic up to 4mm thick and is one of the quickest and easiest ways to cut acrylic sheet
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Scratches can often be easily removed from acrylic such as Perspex, Lucite and Plexiglas using this simple technique. A similar technique is used on military aircraft canopies. For best results use a silver polish for the last polish or use a dedicated ac
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Acrylic sheet such as Perspex, Lucite or Plexiglas can be cut using saws which would normally be used on wood. A jigsaw or a circular saw can be used in most cases but a fine tooth blade is preferred. Metal cutting blades are preferred in a jigsaw or a bl