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  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

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PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:16 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
I am still working on it. Due to the hot weather this summer I did little to nothing in my garage/shop.
  Topic: looking for .5" x .5" milky/white acrylic square r
sulla

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PostForum: Suppliers   Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:10 pm   Subject: looking for .5" x .5" milky/white acrylic square r
Anyone know where a fellow can get some of this?
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:53 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Well I got the thing painted and the oven box installed. Then the side boards warped on me and the face boards no longer fit... Sigh, need a better lumber source locally.

I should have it fixed up ...
  Topic: nichrome can someone remind me?
sulla

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PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:32 am   Subject: nichrome can someone remind me?
oops, looks like they have 20awg available on that page.

How much does one need for a 6 panel (6" x 24" panel) protoform oven...

I'll try the calculator in the sticky post.
  Topic: nichrome can someone remind me?
sulla

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Views: 1938

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:08 am   Subject: nichrome can someone remind me?
Is this what I am looking for? (Here is my machine build thread - 2' x 3' protoform model - http://www.tk560.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1418 )

Nichrome-60 coil.
http://www.infraredheaters.com/nic ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:17 pm   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
I was using the recommended sizes and components listed in the Vacuum section of the protoform plans.

I was wondering what the big increase in tank and pump size was for? I was able to get pretty ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:38 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Got the steel all painted up. Installing the oven box tonight, pix tomorrow.

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BTW - I did the math, those 5 gal vacuum tanks are way not big enough. I estimate ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
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PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:12 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
I have all the welding done and everything of the metal frame and lifter installed. I need to do a slight repair to the lift frame and install the main oven framing then I will post pix.

For now, ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:07 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Thanks all. Yeah, next installment should be in mid-late may. Welding should be finished then and I'd like to start on the platen and plumbing.
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
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PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:50 pm   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Well, got the metal parts of the oven box put together. I have the 1x6's for the oven box, but I have to go back to my uncle's metal shop to drill the mounting holes in May. Right now I synched it u ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:07 am   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Anyone know if my last post with the manufacturer documents show my tanks as being safe enough to use on my vacuum form machine?

(Finally getting back to building this thing.)
  Topic: SOLD - Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor
sulla

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PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:36 am   Subject: SOLD - Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressor
SOLD

Dropped to $100, see below.

FS - Campbell Hausfeld Wheeled Vertical Air Compressor
5HP
26 gal
125 max PSI
Air Del 5.5 Avg SCFM @ 90 PSI
Single Stage
Model # WL611102AJ.
Comes with lo ...
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:15 pm   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
PDF's from the main website:

http://www.balloontime.com/pdf/balloontime-msds-helium.pdf

http://www.balloontime.com/pdf/Instructions-Disposal-English.pdf
  Topic: Proto-Form on Mythbusters
sulla

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Views: 2154

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:26 am   Subject: Proto-Form on Mythbusters
You could ask Adam. He's on the RPF and chimes in now and again.

His user name there is 'asavage.'

http://www.therpf.com/
  Topic: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
sulla

Replies: 58
Views: 35376

PostForum: Vacuum Forming & General Stuff   Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:12 pm   Subject: My 2 x 3 Vacuum Former
Thanks ANH Trooper. I hope they can be used.

Also: I took this picture about a month ago. The frame is just sitting in place, but It looks darned good to me.

Some real life issues prevented me ...
 
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