I want to create a small stool and I designed it specifically for transparent orange acrylic sheets (1/8"), but it could really be anything since I can just slice the design differently. The problem is that material cost is way too high at about $600. I realized I had already messed up before I even shopped for sheets: I’m a completely ignorant twit.
I haven’t given up on acrylic sheets, but I need to redesign… I had this design in my head and didn’t even consider the actual usable dimensions of the Glowforge™… nor did I take into account the standard sheet sizes for these acrylic sheets. Seems I can’t just buy a sheet that takes up 100% of the usable bed dimensions. How are people using acrylic sheets and what sizes do you buy? Are you buying large and manually trimming to fit? Or do you know of any providers with appropriate sizes? Moreover, if I’m liking the transparent orange look, what’s my second material choice I should be considering?