My first LED acrylic sign.

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Dadof2and2
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My first LED acrylic sign.

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Actually my fourth sign. I had to mess up on three to get it right!
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Great job!

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Great job on the acrylic. Nice crisp lines.

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Came out ok in the end, just have to hope that the next job doesn't take as many tries :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Nice job DAD ,I just ordered my first shipment of acrylic to do my first sign trying to figure out V- bit or drag bit ? which did you go with ? And what settings did you use ? Thanks pops
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pops1964 wrote:Nice job DAD ,I just ordered my first shipment of acrylic to do my first sign trying to figure out V- bit or drag bit ? which did you go with ? And what settings did you use ? Thanks pops
Hi Pops,
I used a 22.5 degree (45 degrees total) engraving bit set at a depth of .012" for this one. I set the speed up to 150" per minute and ran the router at about 18k RPM. I used an 1/8" up cut endmill for the cut out with tabs. That was set at about 12k RPM at 70" per minute.
The engraving had some melting of the acrylic but it did not seem to affect the way the sign lit up. If you can make sure your material is absolutely flat I suggest you engrave it at .008". I get my engraving bits from ebay (China). They are carbide and run only abou $1.20 each. I've had excellent results with them on oak and in my limited experience they seem ok on acrylic. I have a diamond drag bit ordered.
Rick

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Great result mate. I have only done a few test pieces so far but fill follow your settings and see if i get better results.

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