Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Why using plexiglass?

All about lighting. LED, CFL, Halogen, Other? Questions and info about lighting go here.
Post Reply
siscan
Posts: 1
Joined: 16 Jun 2013, 16:00
Number of books owned: 0
Country: Germany

Why using plexiglass?

Post by siscan » 17 Jun 2013, 04:29

Hi!

Is there any specific reason you're using plexiglass instead of normal glass?

I am from Germany and it seems that using normal glass is much cheaper?

greets

Gothiczartan84
Posts: 32
Joined: 28 Mar 2013, 10:35
Number of books owned: 800
Country: United States

Re: Why using plexiglass?

Post by Gothiczartan84 » 09 Aug 2013, 00:30

I was going to ask that question.

dpc
Posts: 275
Joined: 01 Apr 2011, 18:05
Number of books owned: 0
Location: Issaquah, WA

Re: Why using plexiglass?

Post by dpc » 09 Aug 2013, 19:37

Plexiglas (clear acrylic sheet) is actually cheaper than glass where I live. It also doesn't cut you when working with it and can be cut, drilled, beveled, and glued pretty easily compared to double-strength glass. You can also drop it and it won't shatter like glass. The downsides of acrylic are that it scratches easily and attracts dust more than glass does.

I typically do prototype work with acrylic and then once I get the design down replace it with custom cut glass.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest