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Old 01-25-2004, 10:06 PM   #11
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How much to make me one??
ME TOO... I have been tempted but I dont trust my skills and dont want to waste the money on something that aint gonna work or hold water...

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Old 01-26-2004, 12:28 AM   #12
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I got all of my stuff locally. Weldon is dirt cheap here like $2.50 for each #3 and #16. I did use a table saw, with high tooth count blade. It is actually a 220 ct. plywood finishing blade, (rather thin) and it cut very well. No misscuts at all. I used slide bar clamps (garfs electrical tape trick didn't work for me) to hold all my pieces while I hit it with the #3. I didn't really need the #16 at all but ran beads for piece of mind. I used a fine sponge sanding bock to smoth edges a little after cutting. worked out really well! I've played with acrylic before but never on this magnitude. it was much easier than I thought it would be.
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Old 01-26-2004, 01:57 AM   #13
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well I think you need to build me one just like yours.. You build it I pay for shipping LOL

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Old 01-26-2004, 02:15 AM   #14
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Thanks for the good info and pics reef. I agree, a bead of adhesive in addition to the primary adhesive, in almost any assembly project, always makes me feel better about the strength of the assembly.

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Excellent job there!!
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Old 01-27-2004, 04:41 PM   #16
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well I priced acrylic here and for a 4'x8' sheet of 1/4" its $126.00

They stated that they use a 60 tooth carbide blade on a Table saw to cut it.. Very tempting.. I am gonna see If i can fid cheaper prices on acrylic..

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That's PRICEY! Again, I paid around or just less than $70 for the 1/4" sheet and I strongly recommend a higher tooth blade. The lower blades want to chop it up as opposed to slice through.
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Well I called every plastic place here locally and found a 4'x8' sheet for $63.36 I also found a place that rents table saws for 25.00 a day plus I need to buy the blade So i figure for less than 100.00 I can build quite the sump and have plenty of acrylic left over.. I am pretty positive I can do this so I think I am going to take this route... I am thinking 30L x 16H x 14W or maybe 35L x 16h x 16W

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No sweat man, if you need anything you know where to find me.

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That's PRICEY! Again, I paid around or just less than $70 for the 1/4" sheet and I strongly recommend a higher tooth blade. The lower blades want to chop it up as opposed to slice through.
dang...i'm looking at $180 for a sheet of 4x8 3/8" cast cell... i wish i could get it cheaper locally (cincinnati), but it doesn't look like that's going to happen....unless there's a cheap online dealer :?
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