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Im making a 2x 10 template out of 1/4 acrylic and would like to mark the center line across the length of this template; then I will colour this hairline red or black to be more visible.

Besides scoring with a sharp knife the surface, does anyone knows a better way?

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HI Nicolas
The Drernel wheel works very nice for that job if you have the Drernel router table it's easy to get a nice strait line you can also just clamp a block to the plastic to keep it running true...using the screw head as a guide just like a router bit bearing.

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Im making a 2x 10 template out of 1/4 acrylic and would like to mark the center line across the length of this template; then I will colour this hairline red or black to be more visible.

Besides scoring with a sharp knife the surface, does anyone knows a better way?

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Nicolas, as everyone knows, Bj and me are great friends but I have to say that he has gone overboard on this one. These two shots make it clear, the whole demo took no more than 10 minutes including finding and cutting on the radial arm saw a piece of Perspex, fitting the cutter into the router and slapping some paint in the line followed by a couple of wipes with a tissue to remove surplus paint. I'm sure you have a router table and 90* cutter but possibly not a Dremel set-up.
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Harry, does your barber know you are giving advice about hair lines?

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good morning guys,

i have a question about drilling acrylic. i hope to have it secured very well when i drill it. can i and do i need to centerpunch it?

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I thought that the Dremel was like a toy router but I can see bobj that it has its use and I will add it to my long shopping list of future tools. Thanks for taking the time

Harry thats beautiful, never thought the router can do this although I was suspecting that it was possible but could not figure out what bit to use. Much appreciate your time.

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Levon on the acrylic template I'm making, I did not centerpunch.

I just marked the location and using the drill press I started slowly with 1/8" bit and then went to my final size hole

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thanks Nicolas,

after posting that, i thought of doing that. i may try to use a smaller than 1/8 because all i need is the point of the forstner bit to go in. thanks for your help!

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Levon, centre drills which are available in a full range of sizes are the way to go, they are very rigid and don't wander.
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