Picture of Shaping/Molding acrylic with a router
I managed to acquire some large sheets of very thick acrylic for next to nothing ($15).  I wanted to create a ring of lights for a steampunk/gothic display cabinet I am making.  The best thing about this project is that I found acrylic is very easy to shape/mould with a router - have a look at the results!
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Step 1: Materials & Tools

Thick acrylic sheets (1" or 2.4cm thick) size is dependent on how large you want your ring to be.
Sacrificial wood (for rotating your acrylic on - there will be pictures!)
16 Colour changing LED's + 16 resistors
Transformer (12 volt 1 amp DC) Walwart

Router with router table
Drill bit and drill
Solder and soldering iron
Glue and glue gun
Electric Tile Cutter

Step 2: Cutting the acrylic to size

Picture of Cutting the acrylic to size
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First cut the acrylic to the size you want.  I cut mine into rectangles of approx 50cm x 18cm using an electric tile cutter (with a diamond blade) - don't use water, it cuts better without!  My acrylic also had some old images printed on them, not very good ones I'm afraid!  I made four rectangles.  To clean up the sides I used a straight edged router as you can see in the stack.
Did you drill LED holes before or after you painted back ??
bricabracwizard (author)  Lectric Wizard2 years ago
I drilled the holes after I painted the back. Thanks for noticing, I have now included this in the instructions.
nice product & Instructable !!
bricabracwizard (author)  Lectric Wizard2 years ago
Thank you Lectric Wizard! At last another Wizard!