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Step 26: Platen: More on Plastics

Have your pieces cut at a local plastics place. Ask them, if possible, to route the edges smooth. It will make gluing the pieces much easier. If you don't want to glue your platen or handle dangerous chemicals yourself, your local plastics shop can do it for you, but it will be expensive.

Watch this video from TAP plastics, and/or or this video from me. I apologize for the low production quality of my video. If you haven't welded acrylic before, these are a' must watch. I have found that I vastly prefer using a syringe over the usual applicator, but syringes can be hard to find, and you don't want to pull them from the trash. ;)



UPDATE: From Caitifty, how to find syringes: Pharmacies in California and many other states in the US now legally sell insulin needles (and Canada, most of Europe, Australia etc have done so for decades) - get the smallest gauge they carry (smaller gauge = larger diameter, go figure) and you'll usually find the needle part can be popped off by sliding a knife blade into the gap at the head of the needle, leaving you a very convenient syringe with a 15mm applicator tip. If you're really lucky your pharmacy (or needle exchange - google to see if there's one near you) will carry actual luer lock syringes which don't have needles 'built in'.
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<p>Ha, couldn't make it to 100 steps eh!</p><p>A truly impressive instructable. You have put in an amazing effort to create this and the documentation - you should feel very proud of this effort. Both interesting and practical. Thank you!</p>
<p>Just excellent!</p>
Great read and awesome detailed project. Too much work for me though. Good thing I prefer physical books to e books.
<p>Fahrenheit 451 .... no more !</p><p>One of those acts that WILL change the shape of our future.</p>
For a good source of glue syringes, go to woodcraft.com and search on 'syringe'. There are several types including Luer-Lok. <br><br>Also, you can try a friendly neighborhood pharmacist and tell them what you're trying to do, sometimes they'll just give you one. It's worth a try.<br>
Forgot to mention--you can also order syringes and needles straight from Amazon, super cheap.
<p>Thats helpful</p>
Wow that is one long 'Ible!
<p>Fantastic! This project will cause information revolution. </p>
<p>Awsome it gave me some idea. Thank you for your work here:)</p>
<p>Excellent<br></p>
<p>Magnificent</p>
<p>Very nice liked. I hope you the further development.</p>
<p>This is an amazing idea.</p>
<p>wonderful</p>
<p>really clever.</p>
<p>Excellent, i wish i'd have had this when i was at uni</p>
<p>wow a ground breaking design for a simple job. </p>
<p>Intelligent and articulate. Nice work!</p>
<p>Thank you for this nice Instructable. I like it</p><p>Rima</p>
<p>Very cool, i'm sure a few library's should take notice of this and have you build one for them.</p>
<p>Terrific...!!</p>
<p>Extremely good...!!</p>
<p>Thats useful</p>
<p>Awesome...!!</p>
<p>Thats excellent</p>
<p>This is so great!</p>
<p>Its amazing</p>

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