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experimenting with acrylic turning. destroyed the first piece, and discovered the need for a face shield.

got this piece cut in half, bored out, and turned down, ready to make trim pieces and checks. It's not all the way polished, but far enough along to see what it will look like. This is a rhino acrylic blank called antique silver. started out 7/8" x 7/8' x 5". it's been turned down to 0.825"

 

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There's a learning curve.  First couple went great for me.  Then I blew one up while boring.  Definitely need to bore slow at low speeds!!

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12 hours ago, S Hovanec said:

There's a learning curve.  First couple went great for me.  Then I blew one up while boring.  Definitely need to bore slow at low speeds!!

precisely what I did. Had to get the speed right.

By the way, do you remember the link I sent you about the Japanese wood rasp? That is the perfect tool for turning acrylic blanks. Even rough turning, from square to round, was a lot better with the rasp than with a gouge.

I got the face shield, and now I realize I'm also going to need a respirator before any more turning with this material.

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