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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:44 am    Post subject: made a change to links Reply with quote

Seems villagephotos links not working, so I added those pictures to the photobucket album link. Tony
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice setup! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: made a change to links Reply with quote

inventer wrote:
Seems villagephotos links not working, so I added those pictures to the photobucket album link. Tony


this should probably move to a thread outside of this gallery thread, so you get more specific answers. A lot of people might not see your question here.

But to answer- I think you should try pulling earlier- less sag.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 1:01 am    Post subject: trying again this weekend Reply with quote

Hi Cod, thats a good idea, I'll try not waiting as long when plastic starts to sag. I was also thinking that maybe if I use oven mitts to (flatten) rub out wrinkles before turning on vac it might help ? If someone knows how to move this post, feel free, I would'nt know where, but if someone does, please tell me where it is so I can find it to view the responces. I'll be doing half a dozen pulls this weekend again and was hoping for more advise, it's getting costly now trying to figure out how to pull without the wrinkles. Thanks for the help, Tony
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:03 am    Post subject: bought plastic Reply with quote

Hi gang, placed a large order yesterday for my plastic. I'm working with a salesman from Piedmount Plastics, he was very helpfull and got me a great deal on my plastic and shipping costs. We talked for awhile and he told me he has an e-bay store that I just looked at. Hope I can post this here for you guys, he sells left over plastic on his site, so if it's ok, heres his store link, http://stores.ebay.com/Donny-Dixons-Attic Maybe you guys can get some great deals from him to buy plastic for experamenting with. Good luck and thank you guys for all your help, I'm starting full production next week when my plastic comes in. Tony
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: secondary heating on vacuum cycle Reply with quote

I was just wondering if anyone is applying heat to the plastic when it is in the vacuum station like infrared lamps or a heat gun for spot working of an area. We used an array of infrared bulbs when the materiel went on the mold and during the pull down.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used heat guns to 'massage' a spot that is not forming right.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

finally got picts of my vac table uploaded:

It's a 24x24 inch table with heater placed above. The plastic is raised up to the top, heated and then lowered to the heater.

Right now it's hooked up a sears shop vac and is working really well!









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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool!

My, those are some big pictures. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah.. don't know what happened with photobucket... they don't show that way.. let me try to resize and add again.. ughghg
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edited as pictures and table do not exist anymore.

Last edited by Hirgon on Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:25 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the 24 x 24 design is now gone. Starting Ver 3.0 and i am back to the Thurston James style....except going with the crashman design of 24 x 32.

This one is made primarily out of wood for the frame. Hardibacker 500 for the oven, and using the same pump and tank from Ver 2.0.

Will post pics when i get a chance.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW...it has taken some time but i now have the table complete and working.

Overall


Platen


Oven


Pump


And here is a peice i am working on....26 inches long, 17 inches wide, and 11 inches high. Formed using .080 HIPS and worked beutifully.







All i am have to do now is modify the frame so it can accept thicker plastic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a beautiful pull on a big mold! Good Job!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really impressed by all the thermoforming tables I've seen here i hope to put some pictures or videos soon



Congratulations to all! (felicidades a todos!!!) Cool
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