Edge Lit Acrylic

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KRB
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Edge Lit Acrylic

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Since the price of wood is higher than pork belly futures on Christmas Eve, I decided to try some edge lit acrylic carvings. made this for a friend of mine for a Mother's Day gift.
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Made this one for her work. She sells cars at used car lot.
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Re: Edge Lit Acrylic

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Love it

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How thick is the acrylic?

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Sorry for the late reply. These are 1/8 inch acrylic.

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What were your engraving parameters? I'm hoping to make some cute thing for my granddaughter's birthday.

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The lettering was 60 deg Vbit at .02 depth using the quick engraving toolpath.

The image for the mother and daughter pic was done with a 1/32 tapered ball nose bit and came out to about .043 depth. I reversed the image and ran it through https://3dp.rocks/lithophane/ to create an stl file, then imported as model in VCarve Desktop. Used the 3D finishing toolpath to carve that part.

The one with the truck was a model from Design and Make, and cut with same 1/32 bit to get as much detail as possible since it was shallow material.

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Great job! May I ask what assemblies (base/signs) are? Did you make them yourself?
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I purchased the bases and acrylic from Amazon. I haven't made a base from scratch yet, but hoping to in the near future for a 18" X 24" project I will be making.




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Thanks for the info!
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