Sometimes I want to mount a few components on a largish (20cm x 20cm) "board" of some kind.
I would interconnect the old-fashioned way... discrete wires soldered between component pins.
Can you advise what sort of plastic (or other material!) would be good? I'd like it to be fairly rigid... a bit like thin PCB would be perfect. (PCB material too expensive for my taste, in large sheets.) (It doesn't have to be particularly robust... it wouldn't be subjected to significant stresses.)
Easily cut would be nice... the sort of plastic that DVDs are made from would be good... apart from it being quite hard to cut nicely. (I only want flat boards. I don't need something that can be molded, transformed to non-flat-plane shapes.) (Maybe you can advise on a good way to cut the DVD plastic?
I realize that if I drill small holes for through board leads, and try to solder to leads passing through them that almost any plastic will generate obnoxious (or just plain noxious!) fumes. (I have "an answer" for that problem)