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Re: [TCML] Primary Support Materials

Plexiglas (trade name for acrylic) is a horror to work with.  It will crack
when you cut or drill it if you're not extremely careful.

Instead, use Lexan (trade name for polycarbonate).  It cuts and drills very
easily and won't crack.

HDPE is very soft, you can't glue it, and is difficult to machine with

Regards, Gary Lau

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 5:23 PM, Brandon Hendershot <
brandonhendershot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I was intending to make my primary coil supports out of some scrap corian
> counter-topping pieces, but it seems it would be cheaper to use different
> material than to continue using this and buy glue and blades to keep working
> with it.
> Anyway, I'd like to know what all you guys/gals are using, and/or have used
> to make your coil supports. Is plexiglass easy to work with? I know wood
> shouldn't be used... Again, what do you suggest from experience?
> ...HDPE??...
> Thanks,
> Brandon
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