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Old 12-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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Has any one bent acrylic strips

I have an order of a acrylic stem racks coming soon. This is used to hang wine glasses upside down.
I have 1/4 " glass shelving to which I want to attach this rack to.
The racks are made to screw into the underside of a wood shelf.
My glass shelves are 15" deep front to back the rack is 9 3/4" deep
So what I want to do is buy two strips of acrylic say 1" wide and 16 " long
cut into 4" inch strips and bend a u shape in one end to hang onto the glass edge, then screw the new holder into the strips at each corner one set with adjustable slotted holes.
I'm sure there is no glue out there to glue the racks to a glass shelf and trust it for wine glasses.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:57 PM   #2
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Before I realized I did not want to be an industrial designer, we were taught to do this by heating nice sand or similar silicate and then suspending the plastic in it for as long as it took to become flexible. We then wrapped around a form to make curves.

Now days, I just have the local plastic shop figure out how to deal with such things. Its cheaper and safer than having sand hot enough to melt plastic around. I have no idea how they form shapes I need.


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Old 12-23-2009, 04:13 PM   #3
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there is a plethora of information concerning this on the internet. I used:

how to bend acrylic

in Google and got plenty of hits.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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Oh ya man ! A little heat and I was able to make exactly what I wanted
thanks to all.
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