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January 6, 2016 AT 9:00 am

How to Make a Vacuum Forming Machine

Do you have a resolution to make and build more stuff in 2016? So do I. I want to learn new skills and level up. Building a vacuum forming machine would certainly allow me to experiment. Bill Doran of Punished Props released a video recently explaining how to make a small vacuum forming machine with materials you can find at the hardware store or at thrift shops. The machine is great for hollow props and accessories, like a mask or a visor, or when you need to make multiple copies. Though the machine in this tutorial is small, you can apply the same principles and scale it up.

Another how-to — this one is by Fon Davis:

via The RPF


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