How to build a cheap vac-former?

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  1. Immortal Goat

    Immortal Goat Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone here has made their own vac-former table, and if so, how did you do it? What kind of materials are needed, what kind of budget are we looking at, and how do you use it?
     
  2. punisher

    punisher Sr Member

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    actually the most expensive part is the styrene.
    ive got a link for a great cheap vac box, ill post in a second.
     
  3. punisher

    punisher Sr Member

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    http://users2.ev1.net/~jimbobwan/art09.htm

    here ya go.
    its very simple once you get the hang of it.
    just dont over or underheat the plastic, and dont expect your first pull to be perfect, it takes a few tries to get a feel for it.

    good luck.
    Scott
     
  4. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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  5. Kylash

    Kylash Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    my first one was just a wooden box with holes drilled in it,a hole to attach a shopvac attachment and a wooden frame to duct tape the styrene to. Heat the styrene on the frame to fit in your oven and youre set.
     
  6. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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  7. Immortal Goat

    Immortal Goat Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that was quick. Thanks for all the responses. When I get home tonight from work, I'll check out the directions in more detail. Thanks again.
     

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