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Scrollsawn Angel cut in Mirrored Acrylic
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This Angel was scrollsawn while sandwiched between 2 pieces of hardboard (protective paper left on the acrylic). (the dark areas are just reflections of things in the room). I started this for my wife’s birthday…and finished it in time for Mother’s Day.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL





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twokidsnosleep

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#1 posted 05-10-2010 07:46 AM

Wow, that is really beautiful :)

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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scrappy

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#2 posted 05-10-2010 08:27 AM

Fantastic scroll saw work. Sure she will love it.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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TJ65

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#3 posted 05-10-2010 09:09 AM

What a great idea, did you have any problems with breakage or anything?

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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SawTooth1953

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#4 posted 05-10-2010 11:19 PM

Thanks, folks. Yes, she loved it. No problems w/breakage, but that’s why I sandwiched the acrylic between 2 pieces of 1/4” hardboard. There was a slight “melted acrylic” problem, but not too bad… again, the hardboard takes that so that the melted acrylic doesn’t stick to the project. I had some concern as I was drilling the holes around the halo… I heard some odd sounds as the drill penetrated and I envisioned I might have stress cracks in the halo, but there were none.

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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bigike

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 12:25 AM

anything cut in that stuff looks great but anything godly is just that much better. very nice work, i wish i had a good scrollsaw i have an almost unlimited supply of this stuff and acrylic too.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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SawTooth1953

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 01:09 AM

Ike,
Thanks for the comment. How does one have “an almost unlimited supply of this stuff and acrylic too”?

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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bigike

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#7 posted 12-31-2010 03:52 PM

well, sorry it took so long to answer but i work with this stuff everyday. the co. i work at is called Multifab Plastics /Acrylic decor, we make all sorts of things from brochure holders too furniture an everything inbetween. My boss thows alot of material away whole pieces too so i have alot of furniture pieces in my attic and alot of flat stock in my shop an at the shop i work at.

One question i have is did u have to slow the saw down to make the cuts, or did you use a plastic blade?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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SawTooth1953

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#8 posted 12-31-2010 07:07 PM

Ike, I did go slower than I would have if it were wood. It’s been too long to recall what blade I used, but I don’t have any special ones for cutting plastics. I think the key was sandwiching it between pieces of hardboard. You are very lucky to have such a resource for materials…
Spence

-- Spence in Skokie, IL

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