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Offline JdogTopic starter

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Cheap DIY Vacuum Formed Homemade Plastic Parts
« on: January 18, 2009, 01:35:45 AM »
I recently found this instructable (sorry about all the treehugging crap)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Potato-Plastic!/
or if you want try the better, more dangerous way, this
http://www.instructables.com/id/Starch_Plastic_20_Pressure_Cooker_Hacking/
I thought it would go great with this video to make a cheap homemade vacuum formed base or part made out of plastic.

This would be cool for a lightweight part. Just make it out of wood or something else, use the vacuum former to make a mold and pour the plastic into the mold. I haven't tried this yet because I have been to busy with other projects, and school, but I plan to. If you have tried this let me know how it goes, and as will I when I get around to it. The only thing I would change about the vacuum former is make a better, reusable way to change sheets of polystyrene (maybe a bunch of camps or something like that).

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Re: Cheap DIY Vacuum Formed Homemade Plastic Parts
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 06:00:58 AM »
Thats brilliant for hobbyists to create light weight parts. and it is cheap to

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Re: Cheap DIY Vacuum Formed Homemade Plastic Parts
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 04:24:56 PM »
ha you found my other 2 instructables
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Re: Cheap DIY Vacuum Formed Homemade Plastic Parts
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 01:41:34 AM »
wow, those instuctables are great brandon! excellent work... i might try them sometime ;D
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Re: Cheap DIY Vacuum Formed Homemade Plastic Parts
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 03:48:47 AM »
That is awesome, you can also do something similar with a solder pot and pam cooking spray,
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