Here are the steps to take if you wish to build a "sandwich" model from one of our designs. Click each image to enlarge.
- You will need
- Left and right prints of design
- Sandwich center of same design
- Binder clips or hand clamps (large enough to span all three pieces of acrylic)
- Super glue (gel is best)
Remove the paper facing off the back (uncut side) of one of the design pieces and the matching sandwich side.
Without touching the bare acrylic surface, position the first design and the sandwich so they are exactly aligned, and clamp in place.
Apply a small amount of Super glue gel at the line where the two pieces of acrylic meet in several innocuous places. Ideally, you want the glue to be where you will be less likely to either see it or feel it on your finished piece. You do not need to force the glue between the two pieces of acrylic — it will penetrate sufficiently. Carefully wipe off the excess glue with a cloth, paper towel, toothpick, etc. Allow to dry completely.
Remove clips/clamps. Remove the paper facing off the back (uncut side) of the other design piece and the matching sandwich side. Without touching the bare acrylic surface, position the first part of the sandwich and the second design so they are exactly aligned, and clamp in place. Repeat the process in image 4 with the new design piece and the first part of the sandwich. Again, allow to dry completely.
Once the glue has dried completely, remove the clips/clamps. Then carefully peel off the facing paper on the design sides of both sides of the sandwich.