40% Light Transmission White Acrylic Sheet
Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in, Thickness: 1/4 in
Here’s a quick video of the project.
Instead of using mechanical clamps I like using hot glue to affix a piece of MDF to the Inventables Waste board. I leave the paper mask on the acrylic and I then use a 3M Super 77 spray glue to secure it to the MDF. You can use any clamping method that works for you. This is my favorite.
Once you have it where you like in Easel go ahead and click carve. Acrylic can be a challenging material to carve because it can remelt back on the bit if you don’t have the speeds and feeds just right. I needed to use the 1/32" bit to get the side of the A in DiResta but if you use a different logo or take off the logo you can use a larger bit that is less likely to break. The 1/32" bits are very fragile.
I tried two different approaches to heating and bending the hooks. The first one was time consuming where I heated each individually and wrapped it around a pipe. Then I modified that approach and held them with a pliers. On the second set I heated both sides first and curled them all together to a curved but not final state. Then I reheated each hook and only had to move it a little to get it into the right position. That approach was a bit faster.