I need to make a router plate and would like to do it from ~3/8 clear lexan
(probably 12"x12" sheet). Anyone know somewhere in the Northern VA area
that might carry it? I've found a place online
(http://www.modernplastics.com ) but need to save the shipping time, if I
I plan on checking glass shops - didn't think of trying a hardware store, I
assumed it would be a little too esoteric for them. I'm pretty sure the
Borgs don't carry that sort of thing, or at least I can't remember ever
seeing it there.
Ay Nonee da Moose,
You _might_ have some luck at your local glass shop. Those places generally
stock or can order lots of neat stuff that ain't glass. They might even
have a nice little piece of scrap, oh say, about 12"x12" over in the trash
can. Never hurts to ask!
BTW, is 3/8" thick enough for a router plate?
"Anonymoose" <Ihatespam> wrote in message
I'm not so sure. I recall reading that a lot of plastics will sag over time
from the eight of a router. You may want to do a little research first. If
you get it cheap enough, it may be worth the experiment, but otherwise you
may do as well with a commercial plate.
You may also fnd aluminum plate cheap also. Just get the hole bored and you
can easily drill the rest.
There used to be a place across the river in Rockville called Reed Plastics
that had all that sort of stuff along with a pretty good scrap pile you could
dig through cheap.
I have been gone for a while so they might be gone.
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 08:56:22 -0600, Anonymoose <Ihatespam> wrote:
I've always had much better luck with the paper version. In fact I
can't think of one time that the online yellow pages gave me a listing
that wasn't in the paper version. I know of plenty that went the
US Plastics (USPLASTICS.COM) sells almost anything and can get it to you
next day. I have placed orders at 5PM on Monday and had them at 10AM on
Tuesday. They are normally open on Saturday.
The local woodcraft here also has the black phenolic material, which
is a better choice since it's less prone to sag over time. Icouldnt
find it in their online catalog tho so this may be just a local thing.
For sag resistance the best is alumnum plate. A 12X12 piece can be
had from http://www.smithy.com for $34.53 plus shipping. A bit more
difficult to work but will last a couple of lifetimes.
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 03:08:48 GMT, "James D. Kountz" <jkountz@(remove
this)citlink.net> wrote:>You have a Woodcraft store over in Springfield. They have it there. At least
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