Xmas Gift Card Stocking

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Jeff Parish

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Jeff Parish
Kailua Kona, Hawaii

General Information

An engraved acrylic Christmas Stocking. A great place for those gift cards for those people you don’t know what to get. Hang it on the tree, fireplace mantel or anywhere you like.

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Material Description Price
Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 12 in × 24 in, Type: Extruded, Thickness: 1/8 in, Opacity: Transparent, Color: White, Surface Finish: Glossy, Form: Transparent, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: +/- 8%, Backing: Plastic

$9.49

$9.49
from Inventables

1

Cuttin the Acrylic

20 minutes

I was short on cast acrylic material, so I just picked up a cheap sheet of .100 extruded plastic at our local Ace Hardware. Since I would be cutting completely through the material, I used 3M 77 spray adhesive to mount the plastic panel, (leaving the protective covering on the glue side) to my sacrificial board . I removed the clear top protective cover, as it sometimes gets wound around the bit and makes a mess.
I used a .0625 2 flute up cut bit running at 100 imp & doc at .03 with my Dewalt 611 set on the slowest setting.

2

Paint and Finish

I painted the inside sections with a red transparent spray, and top coated the red with a silver metallic paint. This hid the card from view, and gave me the depth and color I wanted. Had I had more time to complete this project, I would have definitely purchased some red acrylic from Inventables. Would have made it so much simpler.

3

Assembly

10 minutes

I carefully glued (Tightbond II) the two halves together and put in the card. OMG…everything worked (doesn’t always happen) and looked great!
My wife said I can now put in a Platinum Credit Card for her for Christmas. I’ll have to think about that one!

Merry Christmas everyone!