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    Making own Panels without CNC

    Hi,

    I've been busy a while trying to make own panels without investing in a CNC Router. Well this is my result up to now:




    I hope this helps some out there that don't have the money to buy their panels or a CNC. I know that it is not the most elegant solution but it works fine for me.

    cheers, Marc

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    Very innovative keep up the good work
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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    Ok here we go - detailed explanation: http://x737cockpit.files.wordpress.c...6ngyc3b6si.pdf

    Be aware that you can't copy from the document - you would have to enter a password. But you can save it.

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    I am a bit confused about steps 9 and 10. Are you creating 2 laminations, (1printed, one plain), gluing them together, then gluing to the outside of the plexiglas?
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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    ok - it is hard to describe:
    schematic diagram:

    ####################
    lamination
    printed side of paper
    unprinted side of paper
    ^^^^
    ||||||
    ||||||
    glue
    white sheet inside
    white sheet outside
    lamination
    ^^^^
    ||||||
    ||||||
    glue
    plexi Plexi
    ################

    i misunderstood your question sry - thats why I edited

    i hope you understand it - don't hesitate to ask further questions

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    What is the purpose of the blank white sheet in the middle? Is it just to help diffuse the light?

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    i have tried it without but then the grey area doesn't block the light enough and it looks like as if everything would be backlighted - it simply blocks/reduces the light

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    Another method to make sure you get no bleed through of light, is to print two copies of the panel and place one on top of the other instead of the plain paper. You have to make sure the two copies are exactly on top of each other as well, or the parts you want backlit will look fuzzy.

    Just another way to do it.

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    that is true - but it is much more work! and it can end up with quite a mess... I prefer my method but you can absolutely use your method - It just doesn't work with the white panels as you need light where it is "not" white .

    Marc

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    Re: Making own Panels without CNC

    I still don't understand : you laminate a design and a plain sheet of paper together, then glue another sheet of paper to the "white" side ?
    In the diagram there's glue between the design and the white sheet however.
    You then glue this on top af a perpsex sheet?
    Doesn't the lamination make it look very shiny ?

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