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I'm wanting to router a 4"x4" piece of 1/4" thick piece of plexaglass, I want to cut a pattern out of the middle of the plexiglass.

How can I do this? I have a router and a small router table. What bit should I use? Can this be done?

Look at the picture, this is what I want to do. I did this one with a drill press, I think a router would be a better way.

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Do you require a one off or many of the same Tim?

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Do you require a one off or many of the same Tim?
Each piece of plexiglass is unique and is a one of a kind and and will need to be hand made
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In that case Tim my suggestion would be a scroll saw whereby you drill a hole close to the outline, insert the blade through the hole, attach it in place and away you go following the line, finally sanding the edge followed by polishing. Whilst routing would lead to a much better surface finish, it's far more difficult even for an experienced routologist and very messy, the swarf covers the marked line constantly requiring clearing away as static makes it cling.

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