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  • Make a Good, Cheap, Upgradeable Sheet Plastic Vacuum Former

    This instructable is really informative (pun not intended). If I wanted to form a 10" dia clock and a 18" dia clock from this method, could I do both of those on one vacuum former ?

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  • The TUKI Stand: If One Can Do It, Then Toucan Do It!

    Really like what you did there - keep it up man

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  • jw58479 commented on TheNecromancer13's instructable Tubing Roller-Bender From Scratch4 months ago
    Tubing Roller-Bender From Scratch

    Super cool project !!! I'm in the process of making a neon clock, and I'm looking for a way to make the outer shell from a piece of metal. Would this do it ? I was thinking about making the sides kinda like a tire shape, where if you took a trough and rolled it into a circle, with the trough facing inward. Would something like that be possible with a machine like this ?

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  • Laser-Cut Forms for Thermoforming (Vacuum Forming)

    Wow - this instructable is impressive ! Would this method of mold making work for an object/mold that was 10" dia x 2.5" high ? I've read that if you are forming a clear plastic (like petg), the surface finish of the mold must be almost perfect, or any imperfections will transfer out onto the surface being formed, and create distortions. I am trying to figure out how to get a mold for a clear piece like this, without it costing an arm and a leg. Would it be possible to put me in touch with someone that could make me a mold like this (~10" dia at base, 2-1/2" tall, 6 degree draft) ?

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  • jw58479 followed drcrash6 months ago
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  • Make a Good, Cheap, Upgradeable Sheet Plastic Vacuum Former

    Hey Drcrash - This instructable is outstanding. is your web site still up ? I have a few questions I need to ask. If you get this, could you pm me at fxrthreeoneohtwoatoutlook.com ? Thanks in advance tt

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  • How to Connect PET Bottles for TrussFab Structures

    Bravo guys !!! - Love your work. Its cool to see someone applying eng'g principles to an everyday common object that nobody even thinks about. Has anyone here made a storage shelf like this ? I'm going to start saving 2L bottles and see if I can get some of my boxes of stuff off of the floor. I'm also thinking about a double hull canoe/sailboat canoe, but that's a dream that's somewhere down the road, so I'll have to keep an eye on this ible. Keep it up guys, really outstanding.

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  • jw58479 commented on Nick70587's instructable My Vacuum Former8 months ago
    My Vacuum Former

    Hey Nick - This unit looks great and apparently works well. I like that you split the current load between all that stuff, and that you don't have to use an oven. I have a question - I am thinking about vacuum forming a cover for a 10" clock (this would be the clear lens on a clock that protects the clock hands, and clock body, etc). I don't know exactly what this component is called, but what I wanted to do is convert a commercial type of ceiling light fixture into a neonesque clock, by adding a clock movement, some coloured flex led/neon tube to the inside, and a clear lens that would protect it all. The piece I want to form would be shaped kinda like a straight sided bowl, 10" in dia at the bottom, 9-5/8" dia at the top, 5" deep, as measured if it were a bowl tur...

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    Hey Nick - This unit looks great and apparently works well. I like that you split the current load between all that stuff, and that you don't have to use an oven. I have a question - I am thinking about vacuum forming a cover for a 10" clock (this would be the clear lens on a clock that protects the clock hands, and clock body, etc). I don't know exactly what this component is called, but what I wanted to do is convert a commercial type of ceiling light fixture into a neonesque clock, by adding a clock movement, some coloured flex led/neon tube to the inside, and a clear lens that would protect it all. The piece I want to form would be shaped kinda like a straight sided bowl, 10" in dia at the bottom, 9-5/8" dia at the top, 5" deep, as measured if it were a bowl turned upside down. Anyway, to do this, my question is - would the form need to have holes drilled in it also ? Or would a solid wood form be ok to use ? Could I use the actual fixture itself as a form to vacuum over ? Thanks in advance - t

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  • jw58479 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Make a Trench Lighter9 months ago
    Make a Trench Lighter

    Absolutely love these homemade lighters. Have to make one. They look like they would last forever. Great job !!!

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  • jw58479 commented on AlexJ10's instructable Simple Cloud Based Home Surveillance11 months ago
    Simple Cloud Based Home Surveillance

    You know what would be really cool ? Some instructions that the average computer user could actually make work. These don't.

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  • Free Home Security System (No Coding Required!)

    So if I had a tablet (Android) with a camera in it, and a wifi set up, could I just download and program the software to do this ? btw, I am pretty much having the same problems as you have outlined in your intro. Its getting pretty desperate here - people are coming into our apt and stealing stuff every time we go out, and we just found out that our next door neighbor is trying to get us to move, so he can take over our apt ???!!!

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  • jw58479 commented on ZippoPT's instructable Living Room Workbench1 year ago
    Living Room Workbench

    That is one beautiful job !!! I was thinking of making something like that, but I need a few extra details - I also live in an apartment, and I want to make a bench for working on guitars, soldering, leather work, and repairing small stuff. Could this unit be rolled over to a couch or living room chair, and used while sitting ? I spend about 90% of my time there, so it would be good to be constructive during that time. Another thing I'm hoping for is to be able to use pallet wood to assemble the unit, maybe with an MDF top. I'm on a tight budget, and I can get that for free here. Guess I'll download SketchUp and see what I can put together.

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  • jw58479 commented on deceiver's instructable Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat1 year ago
    Incredible Soda Bottle Pontoon Boat

    What a cool idea - If you added a structure to this deck, would it stay dry ? And the panels shown - is their function to contain the bottles ? When this boat is on the water, the hulls are full of water, flowing through them ? It sure looks like it would work well and not cost a lot. good job -

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  • jw58479 commented on mist8k's instructable Make a Glowing Rock Lamp!2 years ago
    Make a Glowing Rock Lamp!

    I like it !!! This must be what is used in electric fireplaces to get the fire look. I'm wondering if there would be some way to make these into a floor lamp. Seems to me that any clear kind of crystal type of stone might also work for this.

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