How to make really good hard plastic while reusing and recycling plastic bags at home! Via this method, you can make ANYTHING you want to, out of hard, lightweight, real plastic that's astoundingly durable. It comes out very similar in texture to recycled plastic lumber.
best of all, this method involves no fumes!
I'm gonna show you how to make plastic wheels for your robot!
I first heard about stewing plastic bags to make new things from Dave Huebsch
's book " Village Assignment
" about interesting adventures had while running a charity/NGO (" Common Hope
") in Guatemala. He, amazingly, repaired the bottom weight-carrying main bearing of a washing machine with a big plastic disc made of stewed plastic bags, which actually was such a good stand-in replacement that it held up for several years. (and here are some more Guatemalan Handy Tricks
I had to try it right away, and the first couple times I just burnt plastic, until I came up with this method.
By the end of this, you'll be able to make yourself a knife sheath, mold around your shoes and make DIY hard-toe sneakers, wheels, bearings, bushings, or any kind of plastic part! Take pictures and post them in the comments!