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  1. Dustin Crops Boy's Avatar
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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:01 PM - DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #1

    Jace and I built a vac machine today. I found this grill at a thrift shop for $5:



    bought $80 in hardware @ the Depot...

    and used about 3 left over 2x4's I had from when I built my new garage...

    just have to do some minor adjusting here and there - but it's works pretty slick for $90 and about 5-6 hours of work

    Thanks again Jace... can't wait to built a bigger version w/ ya later.




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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:05 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #2

    Looks like a nice set up you got there. How are you holding the frame up under the heating element?
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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:06 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #3

    that's one of the adjustments i need to do. I bought hooks to go on the handles on the side of the tray - but it didn't work so great - so I have to go back to the depot and find a better solution.
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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:07 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #4

    Very cool, but who was the poor sap who had to lay on the table and get their face formed over I built one a couple months ago ..... and I still haven't used it. What will be interesting will be to see what else comes off of this Good job guys .... But wait, should I be posting this "good job" reply Is this allowed anymore
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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:17 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #5

    Great work guys, and it looks like this is sort of becoming a popular piece in everyones shop. I would like to build one and maybe I will one day.
    How easy is it to get your tray in with the platic before it cools, it looks like a tight fit?
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    Jan 18, 2004, 10:32 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #6

    Great work...that's the kind of stuff that's convincing me of creating a Vacuuform table already...

    Robert
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    Jan 18, 2004, 11:08 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #7

    Thats great. How about sharing a parts list with your fellow TDHers. Great job


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    Jan 19, 2004, 12:08 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #8

    Looks pretty dang cool guys!! way to go!!
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    Jan 19, 2004, 9:13 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #9

    cool


    phantom viper wrote:

    Thats great. How about sharing a parts list with your fellow TDHers. Great job
    second that


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    Jan 19, 2004, 9:23 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #10

    i told ya the parts... a grill, some wood, a shopvac¨ & misc hardware

    i dunno... we just sort of drew up some ideas, went to Home Depot and bought some stuff and sort of winged it from there
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    Jan 19, 2004, 10:06 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #11

    nice! and for 90 bucks you can't beat it!

    the grill for the heating element is a great idea!
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    Jan 19, 2004, 1:33 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #12

    Yeah, that was a fun project! I am looking forward to building a bigger one with ya sometime soon too. But most of all, I'm just happy to know that it works.
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    Jan 19, 2004, 1:46 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #13


    Dustin Crops Boy wrote:

    i told ya the parts... a grill, some wood, a shopvac¨ & misc hardware

    i dunno... we just sort of drew up some ideas, went to Home Depot and bought some stuff and sort of winged it from there
    ups you are right

    so that's the "Aurra" face cast right
    mmm maybe you can make some female version of the carbonite thing


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    Jan 19, 2004, 6:00 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #14


    secol_FETT wrote:

    so that's the "Aurra" face cast right
    mmm maybe you can make some female version of the carbonite thing
    HEY GUYS...I hope you haven't come up with the idea of a Carbonite Michonne" for some "sick" plans! SICK!!!

    .................well.......I think it won't be that bad at all after all! (j/k)

    Robert
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    Jan 19, 2004, 8:35 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #15


    DarthVader1 wrote:

    HEY GUYS...I hope you haven't come up with the idea of a Carbonite Michonne" for some "sick" plans! SICK!!!

    .................well.......I think it won't be that bad at all after all! (j/k)

    Robert
    mmmmm carbonite michonne mmmmmm... err nice vac-u-form machine there guys.
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    Jan 19, 2004, 10:23 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #16

    Nice looking setup!!!!!!!!!



    JK3

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    Jan 20, 2004, 10:08 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #17

    That's a pretty sweet setup! What's the current size of the vac area? Will that grill support your next (bigger) vac-table? Or will you have to get a bigger grill?

    A few months ago, I was thinking of installing a vac area in my garage and, lo and behold, the neighbors across the street dumped a working full-size stove on their curb. I asked about it, and they just gave it to me for free!

    I can't wait to get it installed into the work area...it beats my current system of hauling the table, vac and other parts from the garage to the kitchen.

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    Jan 20, 2004, 10:19 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #18

    Right now - i have an 11x17 hole in the frame that holds 13x19 sytene (I have to trim my 14x20 down a bit)... this is big enough for what i'm planning on using it for. The grill i found is a perfect 11x17 size - so that works out great.

    We don't know what we're gonna use yet for the larger set up.

    I was initially gonna do the "oven in the garage" thing - but i didn't want to have to re-wire the garage for 220...
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    Jan 22, 2004, 11:27 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #19

    boy, I go missing form the boars for awhile, and you go and build this.

    nice work Dal/Jace.

    Whatcha working on???
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    Jan 22, 2004, 11:59 AM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #20

    Actually - it's now a $120 vac table... 'cause i decided on doing a different method for the support bars... i bought some punched angle iron strips that'll go on the outside each corner... this way i don't have to have the notches in the tray and the plastic... i'll show pix when i swap the bars out to explain what i mean

    yo Joe... what'z up Jace and I have a project in mind plus I need it for a project I'm working on for www.mrfrothy.com
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    Jan 22, 2004, 3:52 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #21


    phantom viper wrote:

    Thats great. How about sharing a parts list with your fellow TDHers. Great job


    I found this site that goes into some detail on building a vacuform table. http://www.halloweenfear.com/vacuumformintro.html

    I think it'll give you an idea on making your own.
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    Jan 22, 2004, 5:34 PM - Re: DCB & MaxPlague's $90 vac machine... #22

    Very cool Dal.

    not much new here. We did a gig for LFL on tues, and now someone leaked some HUSH HUSH INfo, and its already all over the boards. I swear, no on can keep their mouths shut.

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