I'm not really sure what your asking, but if its about a plastic. I would suggest polyethylene, Oak Park uses this material to make their fences.
Thanks for the reply,boomerang said:I've routed several kinds - up to 3/4" router bits - full speed.
[ Did you happen to try lower speeds?]
"Lexan" - produced long spider-web strings
[ This is one of the plastics I was thinking about using.... This helps! So if I ruff cut (jig saw) to within 1/16" to 1/8" then clean up with a spiral bit mounted in my table mounted router this should work? So far this is sounding good. If I'm using 1/8" thick materal should I double side tape it to a base to keep it stiff? Any other hints?]
Acrylic - routs well
UHMWPE - difficult but doable. Must push/move hard against the bit - almost to the point where you think you will break the bit! Not surprising - the stuff is designed to reduce friction.
* Always on a router table
* Always small cuts (1/8") at a time
* Always keep the plastic moving to avoid melting
Hi,Pop_pop1 said:Have you thought of black phenolic? It saws and routes well for me.
That sounds like a "rag phenolic" not the same thing as the black phenolic. Although rag phenolic machines quite nicely.reible said:Hi,
Am I thinking of the right stuff if I say it is a laminate, some sort of resin with what looks like linen fabric in it?