Xxray wrote:1 pass, this one took over an hour, alot of lifting of the Z. You would think it would go more or less in a long interconnected line, but it would do a square, lift, another square, lift ,,, So all of that lifting added up. Still not bad time wise, I know alot of guys think nothing of 5=6 hours for a small litho.
Base is custom made, pictured below is my standard design, which can be easily adjusted to accommodate different sizes. Made out of mdf, I use a 1 piece base for 1/2" plexi, 1/4" requires 2 because the led strip is wider than the plexi. For the top part, I leave little tabs at both ends of the slot so the plexi doesn't slide through. I used a multi color strip, which requires a remote & flashing unit, they can be found pretty cheap on ebay.
Xxray wrote:You can get plexi from the home improvement stores, but not on the cheap, you'll pay top $$, and are limited to 1/4" or less thick and pre cut pieces.
Best bet is to look around for a local acrylic supplier, or try these guys http://www.estreetplastics.com/Plexigla ... r_s/21.htm
Even with shipping they are much cheaper than lowes, and offer a far greater selection. My acrylic supplier is about 20 miles away, but he makes free deliveries.
Craigslist might be an option for dirt cheap plexi, but it is almost always used, and the scratches make it almost unusable in most cases for edge lit signs, unless you are just looking to practice dirt cheap.
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