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ill get the mould video up asap, waiting on the aluminum since they had no leftovers i had to order new =(
dplasto loving the inspo! I’ve got plans to get an extra large I beam and make 6×2 beams like wooden planks.
i really wish you could stop with the aggression towards the Precious Plastic group, as katharinaelleke said, they know your concerns and are going to try work them out in this new version, maybe express your opinions in a more calm way. After all anything towards a more ‘green’ world is a step in the right direction.
just my 2 cents
added the video for you guys to watch, let me know what you think. I used a BBQ for the heat source at a very low/slow temperature, this has given me many more ideas for portability (ie. bicycle trailer) as well as a much larger oven area to use.
ill be making a video on making the mould and will get it out early next week.
please let me know your thoughts
few extra images.
here is the YouTube link
sorry for the poor quality it is my first video.
Got back from my holiday last week and have been working/filming a short ‘How to’ video on my process of recycling plastic. I have just finished the bed side table (bigger then what it looks) and just need a few more shots for the video, will hopefully upload tomorrow and will post the Youtube link then.
Bed Side Table measurements – H: 550mm – L: 360mm – W: 410mm – Made from recycled clear polypropylene and 15mm copper pipes
PS. pick me for V4
I love the little kids suit!!
how did you infuse the plastic in the end?
hope to buy in stores ASAP
keep it up!
good work! love the coaster, looking forward to see where you take this =)
what are the dimensions of the flight case?
how are you shredding now?
Love the Bright colors
also Love the little rockets too!!
I love the logo!!!
not from/near Italy but i wish you all the best with finding like minded people, keep us updated =)
i believe this could work, only if you use the same material to stuff into the bottle (usually PET), if you keep the ‘brick’ all the same plastic, it would be easy to shred/remould it once you can see it deteriorating.. then just make a new ‘brick’ to replace it.
i know it’s not the best option, but it will slow down the pollution getting into our waterways.
OMG!! this is so beautiful
this looks exciting for pp down here in NZ, I don’t know if you are aware of the nz facebook group.. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1596657870357669/ ..a group with 300+ members interested in pp from around NZ. We had a meet up this past weekend in Auckland with a few presentations.
feel free to join and get involved =)
the plastic I’m using is still no.5 PP (clear/white dvd cases and also that stuff that holds lumber/wood together i can get for free from local hardware places)
if you would like a video of the process i could do one as I’m thinking of quite a few different ideas now and can record the next one.. i am about to head overseas for a 1 month trip so you might have to wait =(
and a few more
lamp looks beautiful!!
what are the dimensions of your hex shapes?
and for the LDPE bags you melted down, what temperature did you heat them to?
wow i love the colours!!
i don’t know much about this topic but, being able to recycle batteries for another use is just brilliant!
wow sounds interesting!! gonna have to give it a read. thanks for the share!
Originally i went out in search for a descent size heat sink for a mould similar to https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/molds-from-the-scrapyard/ but unable to find one the size i wanted at a few scrap yards, i headed to the local aluminum store to buy new =( .. at the store i found a bin full of off cuts for cheap, so i picked up a few different i beams and a few flat pieces ($15USD’ish)
Back at home i easily cut the aluminum down to size with a saw, and with a few welders clamps ($2USD each) i had myself a mould to make small beams..
if you have any questions check out my forum post..
you’re correct, i don’t use anything between the plastic and aluminum, i believe once the plastic is completely cooled down it doesn’t stick to anything and just pops out..
but if that’s not the case, i recommend dish washing detergent.
loving the simplicity with your mold!!
all the best
desk lamp I’m working on, in mock up stage at the moment.
cutting up some more dvd cases =) (upto 10 now)
simple mold i threw in the oven with welders clamps? works perfectly.
I’m currently making a simple table lamp, concrete base.
i used excess dvd cases, and put together a simple mold from aluminum.
picture of it just holding together, first prototype.. =P
before you spend money on a machine(extruder/shredder) i would use this technique to weave plastic, very cheap and easy to make…
that wall lamp looks amazing!! keep up the good work!