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Nov 27, 2001, 03:13 PM
Our Daddy and Heli Junkie
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Vacuum Former kits

OK. I tried a search and a few magizines but can't find a link or address for the company that makes Vacuum Formers in kit form.

I'm sure someone can help with a link or 2?

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Nov 27, 2001, 04:06 PM
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Here's one I found:
Nov 27, 2001, 04:18 PM
Our Daddy and Heli Junkie
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Thanks Fitz, I had found them but there prices were kinda high!

By the way, redoing the V now so this weekend will tell the story
Nov 27, 2001, 06:15 PM
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vacuum forming machines

Cheapest way to go I know and you get features and size you want.
Nov 27, 2001, 06:16 PM
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Two places I know of are:

Douglas E. Walsh
Vacuum Form
272 Morgan Hill Drive
Lake Orion, MI 48360
(248) 391-2974

I don't believe he has a web site, but he has a range of sizes and types of vacu-formers. He also has a good book on the subject.

The second one is in Ontario, Canada some place - they have a web site (but I couldn't find the company but here's an online retailer that carries them < >). I saw a review of one of their machines in one of the model mags within the last 2-3 months. The company used to list a couple of their machines in kit form on eBay, but I haven't seem one recently. They were in the $50-100 range and you needed a shop vac and a stove/oven/heater.

Any self contained unit - with heating elements and vacuum source is going to run several hundred buck$.
Nov 27, 2001, 10:32 PM
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C'mon.. ya need a KIT!! fer a vacuformer?
It's a 2" high wooden box with a storebought piece of Veroboard for a platten, and a hole to stick your favourite vacuum cleaner hose into. even the lid is a simple frame that you masking tape a piece of 'forming' plastic to.. It doesn't get any easier than this. MAYBE $5 for all the parts.
Nov 27, 2001, 10:44 PM
Our Daddy and Heli Junkie
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I know its easy to build, but Christmas is coming!

Thanks guys!
Nov 28, 2001, 11:32 AM
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There was a review of this one recently in either Flying Models or Model Aviation. I forget which, but I think it was the former.

Nov 28, 2001, 06:20 PM
use an old draw from a desk or dresser as the base saves having to build a box. Silicon the edges. Screenprinting frames are cheap and saves you making frames. hinge 2 the same size. Oh drill a hole in the drawer for the vacuum and then liberally apply silicon. You can also put a false floor (second draws flooring cut to size with holes drilled all over) in but it starts getting like a project then!! Improvise guys!!

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