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    Nov 22, 2008, 12:50 PM - Heat shaping plexiglass? #1

    I am trying to shape a 1mm sheet of Plexiglas without access to a vacuformer. Does anyone have a recommendation for what temp/time combination to use in the oven so I can pull it out and shape it? I have run it through several times for 10min at 200 deg. F so it should be preshrunk.

    I am trying to make a new watch crystal, so it needs to bend in several directions at once, once I take it out of the oven.

    Would I be better off building something like this and using my oven's broiler setting to heat it?
    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/200...acuformer.html

    Many thanks!
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    Nov 22, 2008, 1:58 PM - Re: Heat shaping plexiglass? #2

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    Nov 22, 2008, 2:52 PM - Re: Heat shaping plexiglass? #3

    Unfortunatly, space is a very serious issue. I need something small. I do plan on using wood to make the vacuum table rather than the project box suggested on the Make site. It that the concern you had?
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    Nov 23, 2008, 12:43 PM - Re: Heat shaping plexiglass? #4

    Many thanks! I built a hybrid between the two and it made short work of this project.

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