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    Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    such as ?

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    I made a clock out of one in school other than that your question is quite vague
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Yes.

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    yes. But in what way and why?

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_ryan View Post
    Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?
    Why, are you about to advertise your perspex sheet sales website, perchance?
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Why, are you about to advertise your perspex sheet sales website, perchance?
    Or maybe the OP is weighing up whether to pop their cherry with a sheet of perspex. It's been hanging around a lot and bought them some flowers and the charm offensive is starting to work, but they're still not sure. It's such a big deal after all as they say you never forget your first experience, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    Or maybe the OP is weighing up whether to pop their cherry with a sheet of perspex. It's been hanging around a lot and bought them some flowers and the charm offensive is starting to work, but they're still not sure. It's such a big deal after all as they say you never forget your first experience, right?
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Sorry, I think some of these guys have been sampling too much of the Razer Respawn.

    If you mean the tricky bit of cutting to shape, I would suggest scoring deeply with something like a Stanley knife (or tile cutter) and a straight edge, then breaking, whilst carefully supported over the edge of a table or similar. The sharper the edge the better for support purposes.

    Something I have to do, to replace another angled sheet in the greenhouse. But given the price of those sheets, it is a somewhat scary process and one I've been putting off.

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by raygdunn View Post
    If you mean the tricky bit of cutting to shape, I would suggest scoring deeply with something like a Stanley knife (or tile cutter) and a straight edge
    What happens if you want to cut a curve..... ?
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    .... then you buy a router and make a curve cutting jig.....



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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Is it better to walk across the road with a giant sheet of perspex, or a giant sheet of glass?
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    .... then you buy a router and make a curve cutting jig.....
    Presumably you could also cut curves on a bandsaw or scrollsaw? Assuming the correct blade.

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    .... then you buy a router and make a curve cutting jig.....
    I already have a router:

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XgsAA...iiv/s-l300.jpg



    That looks more like a slab than a sheet, though....!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Presumably you could also cut curves on a bandsaw or scrollsaw? Assuming the correct blade.
    Bandsaw, perhaps, but you will be more limited by blade depth. They can't go too thin and still maintain tension. Scrollsaws and jigsaws would be better.
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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Quote Originally Posted by jane_ryan View Post
    Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?
    I did secondary glazing for my living room out of perspex and magnetic strips, seems to be holding up nicely
    I found a company that delivers the sheets cut to size which made things nice and easy, can dig out the name if required

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    Re: Does anyone here have experience with perspex sheets?

    Mark the desired curve on the sheet with a chinagraph pencil. Clamp the sheet to a suitable surface and you can cut with a hand held jigsaw (hacksaw blade fitted). Smooth off with file and emery paper.

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