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Newbie projects and experiments

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Chris id-trojan

Newbie projects and experiments

09/09/2019 at 19:53

Here’s a few successful, small and simple projects I’ve done with plastics over the past year or so.

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09/09/2019 at 19:58

Tool handles – metled HDPE until I could kneed and twist it, placed into 2x2x6 mold, inserted tool into the hot HDPE, then applied increasing pressure as it cooled.  After cooled, I finished it in the table saw, cutting it down to proper size, adding some relief for better grip, etc.

Sheet – melted grocery bags until I could kneed and twist, which ensures good bond and removes air gaps and bubbles, reheated, twisted again, reheated and then placed hot between two sheets of MDF/melamine, applied increasing pressure as it cooled.  Finished at table saw and with sander to smooth.

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