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Suggestions on these 1" Acrylic Letters

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by PaulyD, May 14, 2017.

  1. PaulyD

    PaulyD DIY CNC Hobbyist

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    We have a client that wants the letters in picture below made out of the 1" thick acrylic and internally lit with neon effect and stud mounted onto white ceramic tile. I'm looking for your thoughts on how you would go about tackling this project? Here are my thoughts:
    1. Cut all letters out of 1/2" opal acrylic in 2 pieces with the rear one being hollow for rope LED and then glue them together.
    I will keep adding to this thread with time and more ideas.

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  2. GaSouthpaw

    GaSouthpaw Premium Subscriber

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    Seems to me it'd be easier to do them from a 1" thick sheet so you don't have to glue them together.
    Cut on a CNC router, face down, after routing out a recess for the LEDs. This would enable you to drill precise stud locations, too.
     
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  3. Rick

    Rick Certified Circle Designer

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    Whats the overall size?

    Do you have access to the back?

    What effect are you looking for? Halo Lit?
     
  4. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    sounds like this is more than hobby person should be doing. you are in CA, don't elctrical signs there need to be UL?
     
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  5. Johnny Best

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    So is this your idea, but not cutting in half but as GoSouthPaw suggested, is this about right? acrylic ltrs.jpg
     
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  6. printhog

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    CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRES YOU BE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR to make or sell electrical signs. Building codes require you be a UL listed manufacturer and fire codes require the finished product have a UL tag to prove it is safe.

    THIS ISNT A PROJECT FOR A HOBBYIST.

    For more info Contractors State License Board
     
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