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This is an excellent site, but sometimes I just want to do the simplest or thing. For example, I want to build my own acrylic display case for a model I am making. What I'd like to know: 1. where can i get acrylic/polycarbonate 2. what kind of tool are used to cut them 3. what kind of tool/glue are used to connect them basic information about common DIY materials like that. While I'd appreciate any help in replys, perhaps there should be a section (wiki-like perhaps?) dedicated to that for beginners like myself?

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mathfeel (author)2008-02-25

Most helpful!! Thanks guys.

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tech-king (author)2008-02-16

you can get generic acrylic at a hardware store. lexan costs a lot more. hacksaws and dremels (on low speed) can cut them. the best choice is a scroll saw if you have one. a jigsaw works, but leaves very messy edges. silicon glue can connect them. the best choice however is plastic cement, which fuses the parts together for ever.

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westfw (author)2008-02-16

Check your phonebook for a place like Tap Plastics; they have all sorts of stuff along these lines; way fun to browse through. They also custom-make things, and can/will probably have good advice if you want to do it yourself.

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