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Unread 04-25-2013, 10:10 PM   #1
Shuwa
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Making glasses?

I'm making glasses for my cosplay and I bought plexiglass and a plastic cutter and it did not work. I kept trying to cut through the stuff and it would not work. I even googled and the cutter I bought was theone everyone was using. I tried razor blades, scissors, xacto knives. I can't afford a hand saw or normal saw or anything expensive to make them and I have no other way to make them besides with cardboard and I need to be able to see out of them. They're a huge part of knowing the character. I'm so limited to what I can buy but I can't seem to find any other option to cut the plastic into the shapes I need. :/

The cutter I have...I don't remember the name but it has a red handle and a pivoted edge and says on the package it'll cut the type of plexiglass I bought.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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yeah those plexiglass cutting blades can't cut angles. They can only cut straight lines. Hence why they aren't ideal for projects.

If you want to cut through plexiglass like butter, you're going to need a soldering knife to cut it.

Do you have access to one? If not I think I can help you out maybe.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:45 AM   #3
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I've seen a lot of tutorial of the glasses I'm trying to make and people used a plexiglass cutter or a hacksaw which I can't afford they're out of my price range. And they had no problems with it and I don't get why I can't even cut through mine no matter how many times I cut through it. I even thought maybe it's too thick but it's around the size I was told to buy 1/4-1/8.

soldering knife's are expensive...and because plexiglass is technically plastic isn't it going to melt it?
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Unread 04-26-2013, 12:53 AM   #4
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I've seen a few tutorials myself. You need to score it a few times to even get it through.

No, so long as you're careful with your cuts as the knife won't melt it as I've done a project where I needed to cut some plexiglass to create a visor.

I can do it for you if you want.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 03:24 AM   #5
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Have you thought about using a dremel?
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