tools for styrene sheet

TechDante

Active Member
hi so i have a project i am woking on and i need to fabricate a octagonal ring that is 6mm thick. my idea is to use 1.5 mm styrene sheet and then layer it to get the desired thickness, but using an exacto knife is taking a little longer than expected. can onyone sudgest another tool i could use as the interal and external cuts need to be precise.

many thanks
 

Thatoneguy

New Member
How good are you with a dremmel, but being that small i'd go with a file its slow but its precise. I hope this helped
 

Ray22

Sr Member
I use a multipurpose scribing tool to make deep scribe lines with a few passes then use the xacto to cut through then sand the edges clean.
 

3d-builder

Sr Member
Get it laser cut if it needs to be precise........or use the dremel on
the inside, but don't dremel all the way up to the line on the inside
leave room to finish it off with a file. Somethings just take time......:thumbsup
You could use 3mm plastic also spend less time layering then you only have
one seam around the outside to deal with, instead of multipals where the
plastic is layered .
 

TechDante

Active Member
thank youb all for your advice, i dont have my dremmel with me atm but will use that for the inside. i would love to get a laser cutter but cant afford one at this point
 

Ray22

Sr Member
Damn they have laser cutters? I must be in the dark ages of modrling Lol, I never heard of one of those.
 
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