CHEAP Vacuum Forming With Plastic Bottles





Introduction: CHEAP Vacuum Forming With Plastic Bottles

This is a cool project you can do with a vacuum former and a few milk bottles,

I will make an Instructable on how to make a former but for now look at others there are some great ones,

you can checkout how to make this with free plans here

Step 1: Gather Your Quipment

I have here a ;

  • Home made vacuum former
  • heat gun
  • toy figure(I got mine from Mc Donalds)
  • And a vacuum

Step 2: Making Stuff..

Plastic from the bottle is then stapled onto a frame.

Step 3: Vacuum Forming..

The frame is then pressed when hot from the heat gun and the vacuum is turned on ,the plastic gets pulled around and sucked down creating an object from the mould.

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    I made it, and it worked. I didn't have a heat gun, but it worked with a candle.

    Wow really that's great ,also I'm just in the process of making a vf instructable !

    What a wonderful instructable. I used what I had on hand: cut a whole in a plastic box, used a vent cover (screen over louvres) for the top/base. Worked like a charm! Since I don't have a heat gun, I popped the plastic (in the wood frame) into a toaster oven at 450 until the bottle plastic became clear and started drooping. I've also substituted cheap, thin plastic cutting boards from the dollar store. Works well.

    Nice sounds great good improvisation have you got any pics ?

    thx, will try it as soon as i have milk at home :D

    no, the cow would hate i spilled his milk ;-)

    COOOOOOL, thanks for the referral. Looks interesting.

    No problem happy to help, if you need any other help with ides for projects shoot me a msg and I will see what I can do.Tom

    Cooly O Cool! I wanna build a kayak!!!! Whadiya think? Any thoughts? (besides the "you are crazy" thought? :-)