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David Craig

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12-03-2009 01:06 PM

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Good morning, I was wondering if you all could help me out on a project. I have some plans for some votive candle holders that are designed to look like stain glass. One item in the cut list that I am having some difficulty in finding is 1/8th inch colored acrylic sheet or board. I have done some running around and am having problems finding a local supplier. When I call, I get an affirmative and am either lead down the acrylic paint aisle or given a tablet of clear acrylic sheets. I seen a few projects out here where people have used the board I am looking for. Does anybody know a big chain local supplier? I live in Michigan so some of the small craft store names won’t do me much good. And if you don’t have a local supplier, where do you order from?

Thanks a million!

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.


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BigFoot Products Canada

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#1 posted 12-03-2009 01:41 PM

If you don’t find it.. Krylon has come out with some new paint that adheres very well to acrylic. Lot’s of colors available.

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 01:49 PM

Thanks David for the tip. Something I can keep in mind for future projects. I should mention that part of the construction process involves using a torch to touch the edges to bring out a clean and somewhat polished edge. If push comes to shove, I could use the paint and skip that step. Thanks for reading and for the input givien.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 02:01 PM

I work a lot with acrylics. I have a Laser. I don’t know what you are going to use to join the pieces together but the best commercial glue is called Weld-On #16. You can use straight acetone but it’s not as strong.

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#4 posted 12-03-2009 05:56 PM

I suspect the paint will be opaque, where it seems you want something translucent…

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 12-03-2009 08:00 PM

I have a plan for likely the same candle holders. I have looked in all of the big chain craft stores and not found anything. I ordered colored acrylic from a scroll saw pattern/supply company. I will look when I am home for the company. (I work at a school with a very restrictive internet filter) I have seen the material in several of the pattern catalogs and magazines, so you might get lucky and have one in your pile (if you are like me and keep a pile)

On a slightly off topic note. . . I was at an office supply store and found colored transparency sheets, very thin material. One of the small hobby stores had similar very thin material with cool patterns on it. This thin stuff won’t work for the stained glass plan, but does look cool behind some other votive holders. (another option that can give a neat look is patterend vellum sold in the scrapbooking or card making section of craft stores)

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 08:38 PM

Thank you MrsN, that would be greatly appreciated. I have a stack, but not of Scrollsaw, which I am assuming you are a subscriber of. I only have a couple of magazines from them. I will check the advertisements though. Thanks for the tips in the note. They will be incorporated in my thought patterns for future projects.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#7 posted 12-03-2009 08:56 PM

there is a plastic supplier in San Diego that I use often… i believe their website is sdplastics.com and they deliver.

-- San Diego, CA

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#8 posted 12-03-2009 09:33 PM

Thanks interpim, I will check that out.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 06:20 PM

Not sure if this is a option but I know that a stained glass supply store has had colored acrylic sheets as well as glass. Maybe a option to look for in your area.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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