Acrylic plexiglass? - International Association of Penturners
     International Association of Penturners
Pens for Service Members
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Blank Making
  Forgot Password
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2017, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
Aces-High's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 289
Photos: 172

Default Acrylic plexiglass?

Can this be turned? I am looking at ordering some in 1/16 as accents in segmented blanks. Any better ideas?


Last edited by Aces-High; 09-12-2017 at 11:05 PM.
Aces-High is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 09-13-2017, 07:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Salem, CT USA
Posts: 45
Photos: 0


I have never tried to turn it, but, for what it's worth my opinion is, yes plexiglass should be turnable. My first job out of grad school back in "68" was with Rohm and Haas, the original manufacturer of plexiglass. Plexiglass, at least back then, was poly methylmethacrylate, a pretty basic acrylic. It is not the hardest material and is (was) scratchable. That should not be a big problem if thin slices are used as accents.
Likes: (1)
Larryreitz is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Old 09-15-2017, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Chapter Steering Committee
ssajn's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Milwaukee, Wi, USA.
Posts: 1,033
Photos: 0


Yes it can. Years ago I turned a clear lid for a candy bowl.

Wisconsin Chapter Leader

My money talks to me, it says good bye.
A penny saved is a government oversight.
ssajn is offline   Reply With Quote Top
Related Content
Logged on members can hide ads


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2018 by, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy