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Using plexi as eyelet / turret board material?


 
2/27/2000 10:01 PM
Benjamin Fargen
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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.  
 
Thanks,  
Benjamin  
 
2/28/2000 12:45 PM
Stephen Conner
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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
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Stephen,  
 
Thanks for confirming my suspicions on that!  
 
 
Take care,  
Benjamin
 
2/28/2000 7:36 PM
Mark Buckingham
What about lexan instead?
 
2/28/2000 8:43 PM
R.G.
What about using a carbide drill to make a board from glass... !8-O
 
2/28/2000 9:20 PM
Rebel420
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maybe not glass, but how about ceramic tile?
 
2/28/2000 10:40 PM
Dave R
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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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