Step 10: Finished product, future plans, what have you.
After the first knife, I made another. This one was all from white PVC, with a 1 inch handle, a 1/2 inch blade, and a reducer between the two. This on...
Step 3: A safety note
The whole process of this build revolves around heating PVC pipe until it is pliable and then squishing it. PCV (That's Poly-Vinyl Chloride, for those impressed by big words), is pretty toxic stuff when you heat it. I don't actually know what is produced with it is heated, but it smells horrible and gives me a terrible headache. I don't know if there are any long-term effects, but i would be willing to bet that breathing the fumes for any length of time will definitely make you more stupid.
So, DO THIS IN AN EXTREMELY WELL VENTILATED AREA!!! Preferably outside in a windy area, and wearing a respirator for extra safety. Basically, if you smell the odor of heated PVC, go some where more ventilated.
Bio:I am a motivated but broke maker in the heart of Northern California, and I have been making things as long as I remember. I am on track for a BS in Sustainable Manufacturing at CSU Chico. Shoot me a ...read more »