Lab: Acrylic box

This week's assignment was to make a box with acrylic glass.  I came up with a trapezoidal design since I wanted to try something slightly more interesting than a cube.

I drew a rough sketch of a cube with one slanted face, the shortest and longest dimensions being 3.5" and 7" respectively.  After cutting the necessary pieces on the bandsaw, I "glued" them together at the edges with methylene chloride, a chemical which fuses acrylic on contact, then sanded all over to make the edges and corners smoother.

I'm excited to continue working with plastics, and I've decided that my final project in this class will involve acrylic glass in some way.

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