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Hey ya guys and gals. I'm going to try and make a small Thermo vacuum Table today that will use the 6" X 12" Styrene sheets. Fire is going out in my shop, camera is charged up.... Now comes the work. I'll post you up some pictures. My design is based off of don jarrs vacuum table. I'm going to try and incorporate a eureka vacuum motor that will make it all self contained. Hope this all works. Could be an epic fail. Don't know till you try though. Here we go. Thanks for the interests and views.
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Good luck! Always wanted to try something like that...but living in an apartment has its limitations!

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Should sum it all up. Here is the progress.
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Good luck! Always wanted to try something like that...but living in an apartment has its limitations!

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Thanks Trini2Bone.. I'm trying to keep this small, and It truly is an experiment. I have some lexan.... So if this works I'll build a bigger one. You all know I can carve wood... Well kinda.... ha so ....... Ya, lol. Unlimited potential I think.
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Just winging it. Eureka....... ha , an extra vacuum I got for free. almost new and it is heavy duty. I will try and incorporate the motor inside the base to keep it all one unit. I really don't know if this is going to work..... Guess we'll find out. I'm sure air space and volume is crucial, but I is not that bright.. LOL Just rednecking it. But hey,,,, no duct tape .... Only cause I'm out. Enjoy and thanks for looking. Back in a bit.
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And how I'm going to mount it. .
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Wow! Cant't wait to see the end result.
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I have always wanted to build one myself. I used one for everything back when I was in furniture making school (never need clamps when you have one). We even used to compress peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches in it. Made for a fast lunch...
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will my trans am fit on there haha I could to with a plastic bashing shell


Nice work, I have seen many built but never the end product
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Aha.... thanks guys. Well I now understand why everyone uses shop vacs. Installing the motor like I did , pushes the air out the holes. Not pulls. So I had the bright idea of putting the motor to the inside. And again, it pushes air threw the holes again. So...... I will take the easy way out and cap the bottom and just install a hose from the shop vac. @Timmy2tracks.... WHAT.. lol a peanut butter jelly sand >>> hahahahaa. @ 8ball.... this one won't be big enough. And again, Its just an experiment. Hope to come up with sumthing function. @ bonards.... thanks man. Its turning into a challenge now. Ha Thanks again you guys. Now were is that shop vac.. ?
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get-n-ready my friends. Here we go.... back soon with results.
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And here you go. .040 styrene. Purdy thick and I like to make most my stuff from it. All I did was tape my styrene to the MDF window. No staples ... no frame. I did use the heat gun while it was forming to help in the deep recess. Well feller's... I'm happy with the results. Now I need to clean up fine tune and do some figuring. And make a bigger one. LOL. Thanks for the views and enjoy.
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It works what do you recon will be the limit of this then?
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