Has anybody ever flush-trimmed acrylic?

I want to glue 1/4" acrylic to a piece of 3/4" baltic birch plywood, then flush trim the acrylic to the same size as the ply. Has anyone ever done this and if so, did it work OK?

I’ve worked with acrylic in different ways - tablesawing, bandsawing, machining on the lathe, but I’ve never routed it, and to be honest, I’m just a wee it nervous. I’m afraid that the bit will grab the acrylic and shatter it, or that it will melt and become a mess.

Any advice appreciated!

Thanks,
Julie

It will work just fine – cast acrylic machines better than extruded.

Use a router. I see it done daily.

http://www.plasticsmag.com/routing.asp?fIssue=Mar/Apr-03&aid=3751

Wow - thanks for all of your responses! They are extremely helpful. And I’m glad to hear I can achieve the effect I’m looking for, although I’m going to buy a more specific router bit first. :wink:

Thanks,
Julie