Anyone tried something like this before?
Yes sir. Often.
Edit: Hmmm maybe not in this manner (as I just reread the detail in that method). It seems overly complicated when the same results can be accomplished in other ways.
@sensor Here is another interesting video that involves bending of the acrylic With a motor device as seen below and without
@Stroonzo You even used it often? Hard to do?
@Sasquatch very interesting video… too much to learn and experiment with too little time for all I want.
In no way do I ever apply this method shown on the link. When I first responded, I had looked over the link and the contents and thought it was basic and standard stacking of layers.
I do not believe there is any reason to attempt this process shown outside of the experiment to see if it can be done.
Weld-On / SciGrip bonds are far better than the resulting tests shown in the videos.
I find the connection of the two “blades” which allow movement very intriguing. I do agree binding is way easier.
Ah special glue for Acrylic… hmm the one I tried made cracks in the acrylic.
Going to see if I can get some Weld-On - Scigrip here…
@sensor do you know about this?:
Thank you for the link!
I do know that… the glue that I used was: Acryfix. https://eshop.dencop.cz/en/glue-acrifix-192-tube-100-g-light-hardened
I was less then impressed by it.
So I am going to find the ones mentioned here.
If you ever need a reliable solvent to clean acrylic without risk of crazing (like stuck paper), I’ve never had issues with Speedball’s Bestine:
@Stroonzo Thank you for the tip!
I CANNOT believe he just handled Methanol with his bare hands! So bad!
He does not seem like the SAFETY FIRST kindda guy…
Even his screen name indicates that…
Yup not the sharpest tool in the shed… nevertheless the video was very informative especially on what NOT to do.
*Methanol can be easily absorbed during exposure through respiration, skin, and the gastrointestinal tract. *
In human metabolism of methanol, given its physical and chemical properties, high skin absorption is expected. Methanol penetration is predicted at 2.0 mg/cm2/h (logP = −0.77). Skin absorption of methanol vapor is another primary exposure route in terms of respiratory exposure.
I’ll add it to my list of supplies I still need to purchase/find! thanks:)
I make my own acrylic glue by dissolving scrap acrylic in acetone and making a thickish goop. It bonds acrylic by chemically welding the pieces together.
it works fine for me too
Acetone and making a thickish goop… sounds like worth giving a try!
Sounds like fun but for now I will just fork out the cash in exchange for my time.
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