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Using plexi as eyelet / turret board material?

2/27/2000 10:01 PM
Benjamin Fargen
Using plexi as eyelet / turret board material?
Hello all,  
Can anyone suggest any problems that might come up from using 1/8-3/16" plexi as eyelet/turret board material.  
I have been using the standard G10 board.  
Heat from the soldering iron melting it would be the only problem I could see.  
Any input is welcome.  
2/28/2000 12:45 PM
Stephen Conner

Hi Benjamin,  
Plexi (or Perspex as we call it over here) melts at 150 degrees C. It wouldn't stand a chance with a soldering iron!  
Steve C.
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2/28/2000 2:22 PM
Benjamin Fargen

Thanks for confirming my suspicions on that!  
Take care,  
2/28/2000 7:36 PM
Mark Buckingham
What about lexan instead?
2/28/2000 8:43 PM
What about using a carbide drill to make a board from glass... !8-O
2/28/2000 9:20 PM

maybe not glass, but how about ceramic tile?
2/28/2000 10:40 PM
Dave R

I've used 1/8" polycarbonate with pretty good results, although I'm a little curious as to the "carbon"-ate- does anyone know if this stuff actually contains any carbon & if so, enough to make a diff? As for the ceramic thing, I found a gutted Tektronix O-scope (shame) on the street a while back that was loaded with these ceramic terminal strips that look and work great-if anyone knows where to get these things, please let me know!  
-Dave R
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