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As you have already found out, cutting P-glass is tricky. The plastic cutters you mentioned are very gimmicky and don't work that well. I would suggest the following procedure: After marking out your cut on the plexi, take a scrap piece of any firm material, plywood, an old board, anything, and cut a slightly oversuninstallized hole in it to act as a ...


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Commenters are right: Everything sags under its own weight. The question is how much you'll tolerate. There are simple formulas for the deflection of simple structures like this. For a uniformly loaded square plate with simply supported edges, . And for a plate with clamped edges, , where d is maximum deflection, W is the load, L is the length of a ...


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Until you get to very thick small units, or goods more rigid than plexi (such as glass, which also flexes and sags) you will have some deflection. It also depends on whether there will be any weight on it. If 1/4 inch (with no load) is not a problem (this is a guess) then you may be ok. If you are putting a 10 lb. plaster statue on it, it will flex. If it ...


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How big is this dock going to be? If it's 12" or so, you might be able to laminate thing strips as BMitch says. If it's going to be less than that, the curves will probably be too extreme. One alternative is to glue flat stock (say 1x6x12) together until you make a block, then cut the shape that you want out of that block using a bandsaw. This should ...


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If you want something that's flexible, then you need the thinnest board you can find. Something like this might work since it's only 1/4" thick. If you need a thicker surface, then glue two or more pieces together in the bent position. I've also seen boards placed in a hot steam to make them more flexible. Get plenty of extra wood to be prepared for some ...


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This E-How article says that a soak with your normal shampoo, followed by running a fine-tooth comb through the affected area(s), should remove water-based paints including latex acrylic. By fine-tooth, I assume they mean a comb like a pocket or dressing table comb, but you may have more luck with something like a lice comb. Now, latex paint with VOCs may ...


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Water dispersion paint (latex/acrylic is a flavor of those) is not fully water-resistant - it will get much weaker and softer once you leave it in damp conditions for long enough (which is something like several hours). So you need to somehow make hair wet and not let it dry and after a rather long period of time the paint will get weaker and you can try to ...



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