Does anyone know where one can order acrylic?

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Blog entry by richgreer posted 02-14-2010 03:30 PM 806 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking for a couple of pieces that are 1/2” thick and large enough to use on a 24” diameter table.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 02-14-2010 03:33 PM

If there is a residential glass shop near you, that’s where I get 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4 acrylic around here. The prices are comparable and I can find smaller pieces for jigs and router bases for free in what they’ll throw away.

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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#2 posted 02-14-2010 03:48 PM

You might look at McMaster-Carr;

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#3 posted 02-14-2010 04:54 PM

Greetings Rich:...... Try Cadillac Plastics in Memphis, Tenn. They carry all sizes and shapes of acrylics, and all thicknesses. They also carry all the same thing in polyethelene… anything from making inserts for routers to thin stuff for birdfeeders….. lol. When I lived in Memphis, that’s where I got mine.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 05:56 PM

I’ve used US Plastics before, although I don’t see 1/2” thick stock, but I didn’t look very long.

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 05:58 PM

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 10:02 PM

Thanks everyone for your helpful suggestions.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 02-15-2010 06:38 AM

Another source is Delvies Plastic, Salt Lake City. I have been buying from them since the 1970’s.

FYI, standard acrylic does not make good table tops. It is easy to scratch. Ask for acrylic with a hardened surface coat. It is expensive but does hold up to use as a table top.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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