Acrylic LED sign

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Acrylic LED sign

Postby bobbyb » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Hi guys, I would like to try something like this on the cnc. I have got myself a 10mm thick A5 bit of acrylic. Is this just done with a v bit? to what depths? I would like to do a outline of a deer with some trees behind it.
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Re: Acrylic LED sign

Postby gkas » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:44 pm

I've had excellent success with a diamond drag bit. Spindle is off. I cut on the back side, so I flip the design so it appears correct from the front.

There are lots of approaches to this question. Vbits, drag bits, etc.
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Re: Acrylic LED sign

Postby mark-s » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:25 am

I did this with a 90 degree v bit.
Milled the base from 3/4 inch oak with 1/4 inch trim.
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Re: Acrylic LED sign

Postby martin54 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:42 pm

Try searching the forum as there is already some excellent advice on producing edgelit acrylic panels, diamond drag bits work very well but you can still get good results using a v bit or an engraving bit. Look out for posts by Xxray as he offers some really good advice :lol: :lol:
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