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    20 days ago by glyn44 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks guys, trying to locate the laser print material, cheapest I can find to date is Β£30 all in. So still looking round. The plastic is not really going to cut it for this task as I prefer a genuine metal finish if possible. Not contacted SLEC as yet.
    I’ll let you know where I go when I have decided. But I much appreciate your replies. Many thanks.
    GC
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    20 days ago by Rookysailor ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Do you have any printer company's/shops near you, go and ask if they have any used litho plate, it comes in various thickness's but can be cut smoothly using a Stanley knife, and perfect for window frames.😊

    cheers Peter😐

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    19 days ago by glyn44 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Not that I’m aware of, I’ll look round. Thanks.
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    21 days ago by glyn44 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, I need to make a set of silver β€œmetal” frames for the windows on a launch I’m building. I am stuck for ideas of how to achieve this. Some of the corners are rounded rather than angular. This would appear to make the crafting somewhat more difficult I fear. Suggestions will be much appreciated.
    GC
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    21 days ago by redpmg ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Try a supplier of plastic materials for lasers etc - we use a self adhesive variety of the engraving material from the US called Rowmark Laserlight .1 mm .

    Comes in Gloss or brushed silver which looks like aluminum. You can cut with a sharp modelling knife (blunt will tear the material) and a small steel rule.

    Alternatively you can draw the frames and get someone like SLEC to cut the frames for you on their laser from that material.
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    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi glyn44,
    I always look for the simplest ways to do things.
    So in answer to your question I think this might help.
    I used some thin plastic from an old ice cream container.
    Marked the frame shape.
    Drilled holes in the corners (to the required radius)
    Cut the centre out.
    Then sanded the outside corner radius.
    Then lined the inside of the frame with a strip of plastic slightly wider than the thickness of the frames.
    When completed,sand and paint to the required finish.
    Hope this helps.
    Photos are just for demonstration.

    Martin.

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    20 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hi Martin,

    I understand what your doing!
    But, What do you use to cut out the center portion?

    Ed
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    20 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I would guess a sharp scalpel / Xacto blade Ed πŸ˜‰

    😎
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    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Ed,
    I cut part way through with a scalpel then bend it gently,then i break it out.

    Martin.
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