Working with mica sheets

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Forum topic by Grantman posted 07-10-2010 07:22 PM 2905 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-10-2010 07:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: floor lamps lamps mica question

Does anyone have any experience working with mica sheets? I’m working on a floor lamp and I think it would be a good diffuser. Is it an easy material? Any tricks I should know about before I buy a couple of sheets? They’re around $45 per sheet and at that price, I can’t afford to make too many mistakes.

Also, any good suppliers that are known by the members? Woodworker Supply is the only source I’ve been able to find so far.


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#1 posted 07-10-2010 11:13 PM

I know it is very brittle and “flakes” into thin layers.

In the early days of electronics, Mica was used to make capacitors because it is a very good electrical insulator.

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 03:10 AM

I have worked with it a little. I replaced the mica windows in an antique coal stove. It was small pieces and I cut it with a pair of sissors and with tin snips.

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