New to the forum and need advice. I need to join existing pieces of pine 3/4" x 4" x 24" and/or 2" x 2" x 54" pine leg (3 dowel holes provided by wood supplier) with a 3/4" x 4" x 36" acrylic panel. I've seen videos about excess heat when drilling into Acrylic with a drill press. Assuming I have a drill press and a vertical drilling jig/table, fence, etc. Do not have any type of laser cutter and acrylic may be too thick to use a laser cutter ...
Problem: How to drill the exact matching peg holes in the 3/4" wide edge of the Acrylic?
- Is this practical without cracking/melting acrylic?
- How would you recommending creating a jig to copy the existing 3 dowel positions (x,y,z) from the pine wood?
- Are there special bits I should be considering or RPM speed maximums?
- Other questions I should be asking the forum?