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  1. FettSniper's Avatar
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    May 8, 2009, 6:25 AM - VAC-Form table #1

    Hey Fetts and Fettess's, sorry that was bad

    Was just trying to get some info on how to produce a Vac form table, like what materials i would need costings ect. If anyone has made one already info on those would be great, especially info on what not to do when building one.

    Any Info welcome :thumbup

    Steve
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    May 8, 2009, 10:49 AM - Re: VAC-Form table #2

    Check out:

    www.studiocreations.com

    and

    www.tk560.com

    I used both of their sites as reference when I built my own.
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    May 8, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: VAC-Form table #3

    Here are some links to tutorials on instructables.com: http://www.instructables.com/id/Make...-plastic-vacu/

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former/

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Former-2/

    I don't recommend using your kitchen stove because of the toxic gasses that are released when heating plastics, but if you have an old one in the garage, go for it!
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    May 9, 2009, 11:53 AM - Re: VAC-Form table #4

    Thanks guys for the links very helpfull indeed , it is all pretty straight forward apart from the heater section.....unfortunately that is one of the crucial parts of a vac table .....all i can say is watch this space!!

    If anyone has made their own table feel free to post pics on this thread, would love to see other peoples methods and designs

    Steve
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    May 16, 2009, 3:15 AM - Re: VAC-Form table #5

    my tips:


    oven: i used electric fence posts for my oven wiring mounts instead of the posts quoted online. I paid $6 versus $60

    make sure you insulate this thing well....it saves you a lot of time during preheat and heating the plastic if you're not losing all your heat


    the forming table : Make sure your frame goes completely around the table for a full seal. if misaligned you waste everything and get no pulls.

    if i do anything soon i'll post some pics
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    May 16, 2009, 11:31 PM - Re: VAC-Form table #6

    Other site to look at is
    http://www.build-stuff.com/
    It's the one I plan on building anyway.
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    May 19, 2009, 12:04 PM - Re: VAC-Form table #7

    Combatbaby : Thanks for the advice and good tip with the fence posts, thats a bargain

    R4G9 : Cheers for the link, will have to check it out.

    Steve
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    May 19, 2009, 12:13 PM - Re: VAC-Form table #8

    that link is pretty intriguing R4G9, i think i might pick up that anodizing book.
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    Sep 18, 2016, 12:44 PM - Re: VAC-Form table #9

    I got plans from here. I know a few folks who used these and they are great. he also sells heating unit kits to make it more simple to do. This is the machine i will be building. check it out!

    DIY Build Your Own Vacuum Forming Machine

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    DOH!!!! Sorry for the necro -post! i just realized this post is from 2009!!!! it was a "similar" post to something i was posting in and i just saw someone needed help LOL WHOOPS!!!

    Well if anyone needs the info...i'll leave it here!
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    Sep 19, 2016, 8:03 PM - Re: VAC-Form table #10

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    I got plans from here. I know a few folks who used these and they are great. he also sells heating unit kits to make it more simple to do. This is the machine i will be building. check it out!

    DIY Build Your Own Vacuum Forming Machine

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    DOH!!!! Sorry for the necro -post! i just realized this post is from 2009!!!! it was a "similar" post to something i was posting in and i just saw someone needed help LOL WHOOPS!!!

    Well if anyone needs the info...i'll leave it here!
    NOOB!!
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    Sep 28, 2016, 11:55 AM - Re: VAC-Form table #11

    I haven't updated in a while but I built the Vac table from the plans you can buy on build stuff. I had to modify a few bits and pieces due to lack of supplies and also I don't know (or what to even try) to weld metal togeather.
    I have a sort of diary on my website where I list 3 different versions I have attempted the third being the one I am now using. Its a bit of a pain to get everything working right but when you do its a great feeling.
    I am actually building a small rotocaster now to help slush cast my Mando helmet. The link for how I'm doing is below too

    Pepakura Vault my website
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f32/g...tiboard-55758/ my mando helmet build

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