how would you recommend making a cone out of plexiglass, about 2 inches in hight and 3/2 inches in diameter?

im trying to make a glowing led cone, but i am not sure on how to go making the cone out of plexiglass. is there a way to form one? with a flat piece of plexiglass that is.

skottc8 years ago
kelseymh8 years ago
Same way you make a cone out of paper. Heat the plexi so you can bend it, and join the edges with epoxy.
The only precaution is about the heat. You'll want to heat it slowly and avoid direct heat sources such as a heat gun, which will cause the 'glass to bubble or burn. If it's fairly thin, you can boil it in water. It sounds like a small piece, so this could work. If not I would place foil on top and bottom and stick in an oven and slowly heat it until it's pliable, depending on the thickness.
phalanx4478 years ago
I think this would be a good way. It looks complicated and like it would cost a lot, but once you read it and see the required goods/time, I'm sure you will find it to be worth the effort. All you will need is a mold.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-good%2c-cheap%2c-upgradeable-sheet-plastic-vacu/