Plexiglass or Lexon, I believe are the same. Try heating a section, then
bending. Afairly sharpe curve can be obtained. Someone gave me
instruction awhile back, but I donot have anymore. I have seen some people
(at work, when I was allowed to work) handle the stuff very nicely. Using
metal edges, to me is bad as such will interfere with the electrical
properties. Try a very hot heat gun but move rapidly. Some say heat in an
oven, but I forget the temp. For bending use a form similar to a sheet
metal brake idea. I bent some once using metal on both sides, put in vice,
clamp, then use another piece of metal to bend over. Was not bad for a
When drilling go slowly, you want to drill not melt. You can glue pieces
together as well.
I am planning on making something. I plan on drilling with the drill press
and gluing the small pieces together.
Chris opr VE7HCB
At 07:37 PM 2002-09-14 -0500, you wrote:
>Use sharp tools and don't rush it. I have found that a drill press rather
>than hand drilling helps a lot. I use plexiglass scraps quite a bit in
>projects. Pick them up free from the glass place. Even pieces large enough
>to mount a couple of large variables find their way into the scrap bin.
>Then use small aluminum angle pieces to mount to chassis.
>At 02:42 PM 9/14/02, Mark Beckwith wrote:
>>I need to cut and drill plexiglass. I will be making custom insulators for
>>mounting matching network components (big air-variable capacitors) to
>>I have a dim recollection of trying this once when I was a dumb kid and just
>>making a big mess and ruining all the plexiglass. What tips do you learned
>>ones offer for cutting and drilling plexiglass.
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