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PostPosted: 13.07.2002 21:48 
Could the Metku man, or someone else, expand upon the idea of bending polyc or plex, as suggested in the bubbler article? I'm keen to do that mod, but I'm not sure how to go about the bend, and the pix in that article aren't that useful. Would a hair drier be powerful enough, or is there some industrial heating element I don't own? How did you brace it to be sure you had a right angle in the bend?

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PostPosted: 14.07.2002 00:35 
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I used a heat gun to warm up the place what I wanted to bend. I used that wooden "tool" that I made to pinpoint the heat to the certain area. My father heated the arcylic with that heat gun and when the materal felt soft enough I bent it against that wooden long chair. When it's soft enough it will go all the way that 90 degrees with ease. Just hold it there for about 20 seconds and you are done. Shoudn't be that hard. :)


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PostPosted: 25.07.2002 14:37 
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You can take a heater module from some laser printer. It's perfect for bending plexi.

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PostPosted: 28.02.2003 20:24 
I take 2 2x4's and put 2 soldering irons between them, and then place the plexiglass ontop, works like a charm


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 Post subject: how do i bed the glass
PostPosted: 18.08.2003 13:59 
if i make seperate glass panels from "perspex" will it still be ok, i have the choice of perspex or glass. which is better?

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PostPosted: 05.07.2004 03:08 
boiling water gets nice general bends, i use a propane torch for the sharp bends :)


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