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toytech
06-28-2012, 04:43 AM
so im going to make a few small acrylic projects and i need some clear as well as black acrylic , i was looking for a place that had good prices on partial sheets or off cuts in the nw area ?

badfish!
06-28-2012, 04:46 AM
How much you need? I have about 1/2-3/4 of a 4'x8 sheet of clear acrylic, I think it's 1/4" thick.

scubadawg
06-28-2012, 07:59 AM
I'm looking for 3/4" or 1" thick small pieces, to make a couple of probe holders.

Seth81
06-28-2012, 09:56 AM
The best place I've found is a small family run place called Future Plastics in south end of Calgary.

I had them cut out all the pieces for my sump and also they made me a big black acrylic overflow.

toytech
06-30-2012, 02:29 AM
i mostly need black acrylic to make some housings for my leds

syncro
06-30-2012, 04:10 AM
http://www.ponoko.com/ is great for laser cut acrylic if you are handy with Sketchup or Inkscape. Amazing accuracy. I never has much luck with cutting/shaping on a router.

toytech
06-30-2012, 04:14 AM
very cool , but then i have no excuse to go out and buy a table saw and router .And to be honest im kinda crap with computers ,but i grew up in a cabinet shop so cutting and routing are a breeze for me.

biggerstretch
07-01-2012, 03:30 AM
Have you checked out johnson industrial plastics ? off 50st and close to kings college.

toytech
07-01-2012, 06:16 AM
havent yet there not open on weekends but a few people have said thats the place to go, and its 5 min from my house.

biggerstretch
07-01-2012, 11:03 PM
kinda have to play hookie or take a longer lunch hour.... they have a scrap bin out back that you can scam some scraps from , if you ask nice...
Finished making a biopellet reactor from what tey had in the bin.

toytech
07-02-2012, 01:37 AM
Cool this sounds like the place im looking for , i make my own hours at work so its no problem for me to get there .