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earthrox

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This plan is an instant classic!
My question is in regards to the acrylic cutout used in the photos.
Was this cut with a CNC Machine?
I have trouble cutting one straight line in acrylic.  Curious how you managed to cut it with such curving detail?
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john lewman

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The photo has been modified in photoshop so you can see the inside of the trailer. When I use plex I cut it on a band saw or scroll saw at a slow speed to prevent gumming caused by the friction of the blade against the plastic. The pattern is first adhered to the plex and then sawn out about 1/32" outside the line. I then sand down to the pattern line for accuracy. Edges are flame-polished.

We would love to see photos of your build on the forum-we look forward to seeing them.

John
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