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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    oh yeah sorry i'll put a link up now :up: Thanks
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread


    Tips on using your vacuum former
    I won't give detailed instructions for vacuum...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread


    Screw the nipple to the platen flange
    Wrap several layers of PTFE tape (teflon...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread


    Once your silicone or glue has set up, center the tape-down sheet holding the...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    Adapt your vacuum cleaner hose to the nipple
    This is the only part I can't give...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread


    Make a removable weatherstrip gasket
    Now make the gasket for your chosen frame...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    Clamping plastic
    This step isn't really part of making the vacuum former, but...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread


    Make a matched pair of clamping frames
    Now you need to decide what size frames...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    Attach the floor flange to the platen board
    Now you need to attach the floor...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    Make a platen
    The heart of your vacuum former is the platen, which is just a...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    You'll need:

    A kitchen oven or some other way of heating plastic. (Don't use a...
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    Re: Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    Our vacuum former consists mostly of

    (1) a board (called a "platen") with a...
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    Build your own plastic Vacuum former - Awesome

    I did not write this, and am taking no credit for it, but it's all on this thread for you.Link to original Thread

    The basic idea of this is that you make a mould out of whatever you want, put it...
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