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Yes it is nice to be able to put your projects INSIDE something isn't it? You know, to hold everything together so it doesn't flop around? Discuss the techniques here!

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Post by Aquador » Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:49 pm

I wanted to build the halloween fear vacuum former, I have EVERY piece but the grill. I have searched every wall mart etc and they dont have the right grill. Can somebody help me find the right grill with the right sizes? Online stores are fine.
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Post by Aquador » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:47 pm

Anyone? Its been several days and no reply...
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Post by ransoman » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:22 am

I can't really help about where to buy one but i can suggest changing the topic title to something a lot more specific. I know that vague "HELP" titles will get ignored.

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Post by *o* » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:48 am

get raw wire (i cant remember what its called) and just connect it to A/C power and its just like the wire in a toaster.
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Post by Life of Brian » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:54 am

*o* wrote:get raw wire (i cant remember what its called) and just connect it to A/C power and its just like the wire in a toaster.
Well that sounds unsafe without some sort of regulating type device. And I think you're referring to nichrome wire.

Just keep searching for a decent grill, you'll find one eventually.
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Post by ransoman » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:57 am

Or buy a toaster, hack it apart and fit it.

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Post by Aquador » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:31 pm

Well it has to be the right size as well, and I dont know the right dimensions, the tutorial isnt all that informative.
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Post by *o* » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:11 am

Nichrome wire thats the one. Although it seems odd that you can connect A/C curent to a bit of wire safely, but you can nichrom has an extremely high resistance making it an excellent load
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Post by Skyone » Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:07 am

Aquador wrote:Well it has to be the right size as well, and I dont know the right dimensions, the tutorial isnt all that informative.
I've noticed that! There aren't any understandable vac-form tutorials besides the halloween fear one, and it hardly helps!

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:21 am

Skyone wrote:
Aquador wrote:Well it has to be the right size as well, and I dont know the right dimensions, the tutorial isnt all that informative.
I've noticed that! There aren't any understandable vac-form tutorials besides the halloween fear one, and it hardly helps!
thats because any size grill will really work as long as the heating element is big enough to warm up an entire sheet of plastic. i have a round grill over mine its the shape of the heatring element that really matters
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Post by Life of Brian » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:24 pm

Any way you could take some pics of your setup Turbo?
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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:02 pm

sure im headin out now i'll get some when i get home :)
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