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Acrylic videos


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.

The videos below demonstrate how to cut acrylic using basic power tools, but they also show how to use line bending techniques and even glue acrylic using Tensol cement.

  • 04:03 Popular How to cut perspex | Cut Plexiglas

    How to cut perspex | Cut Plexiglas

    by Admin Added 2,955 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 04:40 Popular How to drill Acrylic

    How to drill Acrylic

    by Admin Added 2,031 Views / 0 Likes

    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 shar

  • 03:36 Popular How to bend acrylic

    How to bend acrylic

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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 Lucite

  • 06:34 Popular How to Tap acrylic

    How to Tap acrylic

    by Admin Added 1,933 Views / 0 Likes

    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 it

  • 29:58 Popular How to make a perspex heart shaped table

    How to make a perspex heart shaped table

    by Admin Added 1,862 Views / 0 Likes

    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 paintin

  • 07:09 Popular How to polish perspex

    How to polish perspex

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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.

  • 33:58 Popular How to make Perspex furniture

    How to make Perspex furniture

    by Admin Added 1,790 Views / 0 Likes

    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.

  • 05:33 Popular How to remove a scratch from perspex | Plexiglas scratch removal

    How to remove a scratch from perspex | Plexiglas scratch removal

    by Admin Added 1,548 Views / 1 Likes

    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

  • 11:54 Popular How to make a line bending machine

    How to make a line bending machine

    by Admin Added 1,484 Views / 0 Likes

    A line bender is a useful addition to any workshop where acrylic is being used to fabricate components. Line bending machines are not cheap but in this tutorial we are going to make a DIY line bender. To make the line bender you will need some suitable sh

  • 02:55 Popular Cutting acrylic using a knife | Scribe cutting

    Cutting acrylic using a knife | Scribe cutting

    by Admin Added 1,400 Views / 0 Likes

    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

  • 01:59 Popular How to line bend Perspex

    How to line bend Perspex

    by Admin Added 1,350 Views / 0 Likes

    You do not need a professional line bending machine to be able to bend acrylic at home, you can do it quite easily by using a small homemade line bender as demonstrated in this video. Here I bend a piece of 4mm cast acrylic 90 degrees. This makes really e

  • 06:21 Popular Perspex Coral shelf project

    Perspex Coral shelf project

    by Admin Added 1,292 Views / 0 Likes

    Perspex coral is the ideal material for making a shelf, it is available in a wide variety of colours and is 10mm thick. This videos shows how to make a shelf using basic tools.

  • 03:23 Popular Child proof appliance switches

    Child proof appliance switches

    by Admin Added 1,088 Views / 0 Likes

    Children just love to press buttons, especially if the button is illuminated. This simple trick shows how to use a small piece of acrylic with a 6mm hole drilled through it to protect the switch from little fingers. The appliance can still be switched on

  • 01:33 Popular Perspex Memory

    Perspex Memory

    by Admin Added 999 Views / 0 Likes

    Perspex and other cast acrylic is often described as having memory, this means that if you take a piece of Perspex which has been heated and bent into a shape it will retain that shape until the part is heated again. It will then revert back to the origin

  • 09:36 Popular How to make an Acrylic dolls bed

    How to make an Acrylic dolls bed

    by Admin Added 995 Views / 0 Likes

    Here a dolls bed is made from some 5mm thick Perspex Sparkle. This is a very interesting project and requires bending and gluing the acrylic, all of which is shown in detail.

  • 17:16 Popular How to easily cut acrylic sheet

    How to easily cut acrylic sheet

    by Admin Added 299 Views / 1 Likes

    This video shows how to easily cut acrylic sheet such as Perspex, Lucite, Plexiglas, Optix, Oroglas, Acrylite, Sumipex, Cryolite etc. Most saws can be used to cut acrylic sheet but if you don’t have one of those a simple knife and straight edge can

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