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    Plexiglass case fabrication

    Has anybody actually fabricated a case from plexiglass and if so, what did you use to bond the walls? I am currently looking at using "L" brackets and some nuts and bolts w/ washers on them... but I also heard of just using a glue of some kind. The problem I see with that would be if the glue will be affected by the constant temperature changes.

    Any suggestions?
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    there are a few plexi cases floating around here.

    most people have used the L brackets to secure the walls together.

    however, if you want to have a perfectly clear case, you can do that too, without the use of metal brackets. check out tap plastics website. they have a couple different products for bonding plastics.

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    tap plastics rocks... there's one about 4 blocks from my house

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    Sweet... if anybody reading this thread currently has a plexiglass case that you fabricated ... could you post a link or a picture so I can see how yours turned out. I'm newbie when it comes to fabrication. Thanks again for the links too!!
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    damn that looks cool
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    I went to HomeDepot and picked up some glue (apoxie) made to hold Acrylic/Plex.. It was like $2.99 and worked like a charm.. Dried clear and holds very well..

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    That is awesome man.... what did you use to cut the plexiglass itselft?
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    Have a look at the link in my sig - mine is held together with a combination of glue and aluminium angle. Cutting done using a cutting blade and/or a dremel-type device.

    There's pix of the blade that I used on the site as well.

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    wmoltol,

    nice case. what are the dimensions?

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