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Thread: My Sweet Husband

  1. #26
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    Sep 2010
    I don't know where you are but we have a chain of hardware stores called "Ace".I just had a piece cut that was 29" by 13" and it cost $6 plexiglass included. If you can't find a hardware store that cuts it I'm told Home Depot sells something that will cut it and it costs just a few dollars.

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    mine got stepped on by a DD before i moved everything to the basement. i wanted to cry, but it was my own fault for having it on the floor. clear packing tape has been on it for 5 yrs or so, and it still works fine.

  3. #28
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    Apr 2010
    A skill saw or band saw would do a good job, with as many little teeth as possible on the blade. I did not read the above website but I do not know, personally, how to finish the edges. I have Plexiglas galore. Why buy all these tools when I can make my own. I have my own woodshop. Darn me.

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    Senior Member Pepita's Avatar
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    Richmond, TX
    Plexiglass is cut with a saw with the blade turned backwards--at least that's what they do in rough construction. It leaves an ugly cut. I suggest you go to your local glass shop and ask if they can cut it. Usually they have a heated wire that the 'cut' through the plexiglass. It leaves a nice clean edge.
    Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. Mark Twain

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    So not only is your DH sweet, so is your son! My DH was helping me load the car for a class & the ruler fell onto the concrete. We took it to True Value & they fixed me up.
    Carol in Michigan

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    Senior Member happyquiltmom's Avatar
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    So...what WAS the ruler doing on the floor?

    ...or what was your husband doing walking on your cutting table???

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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