File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 189


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Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 14:33:24 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Shadow Puppet cutting/laser


I have had success cutting lexan on a band saw (1/8 blade).  Lexan, unlike 
plexiglass, does not seem to meld itself back together behind the blade, and 
cuts nicely.  I leave the paper on, and draw my pattern on the paper before 
cutting.
Michael
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Johnson" <djdick-AT-georgiasouthern.edu>
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Shadow Puppet cutting/laser


>I have cut lexan for shadows with the router attachment to one of my dremel
> tools, and, just for speed, on thicker lexan I have used my plunge router
> (It is sometime tricky with a large router to secure the material so that 
> it
> doesn't move, and, of course really fine lines are not possible.)
>
> Richard B. Johnson, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Actor, Director,
> Puppeteer, Playwright, Teacher,Writer, Thingmaker, Mormon, Person, Fool. 
> I
> sometimes think that the last persona is the most important- and most
> valuable.
> Http://www.PuppenRich.com
> Http://three-score-and-ten-ormore.blogspot.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:puptcrit-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org] On Behalf Of
> TimCalamari3-AT-netscape.net
> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 6:10 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Shadow Puppet cutting/laser
>
>
> You can also take your designs to a sign shop that has a CNC router (a
> computer controlled router). Cheap and fast, moderate clean up.
> Tim
> il teatro calamari
> some place in la,ca.
>
> Dan McGuire <dandmcguire-AT-mac.com> wrote:
>
>>FYI, to get back to an earlier discussion:
>>
>>You can't cut LEXAN with a laser. Plexiglass, Acrylite, Lucite, yes.
>>Lexan, no.
>
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