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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to make a mirror pickguard

I was wondering if anyone can help me on how to make a black mirror pickguard fit for a UV.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 04:13 PM
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Do you have an original UV guard to go from?

You need:

1 Original or template
New material
Router
Drill
Countersink
Spacers and screws to offset new material from template
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Do you have an original UV guard to go from?
Yep... I'll just have to pry it out from my GR...

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New material
Router
Drill
Countersink
Spacers and screws to offset new material from template
Well... I was considering using acrylic over a black mirror. I have the acrylic but where do i get a black mirror? I have a dremel with routing bits and a drill so I think I'll do fine with those tools and an x-acto knife

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-06-2003, 06:48 PM
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Try www.allparts.com for a wide variety of materials. They have the mirrored stuff, I think
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 06:38 PM
 
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I just tried routing acrylic with a dremel on its lowest speed,it melts.Instead I used a scroll saw at its lowest speed with good results.It definitely requires some patience.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2003, 06:43 PM
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Even a scroll will melt your material....as you cut, the cut you just made melts back together behind the blade.

A table router would be best (hint :-) )
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 08:01 PM
 
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Hi eddie I'm using a table top scroll saw(variable speed) with a speed of 400.It doesn't melt the acrylic.In fact it works really good.I'll agree that any speed faster will melt your cuts back together.What speed are you using with your router?It is definitely a bit of work that goes into a pickguard.
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