This is an introduction to part 1 of thermal forming parts for your projects. How many times have you wanted to do something but
you were not sure how to do it. Wheel wheels, hubcaps, engine parts, rear ends or any other parts you can dream up?
This is one option that you can use to make your own parts whether it is just one or a dozen in just a few minutes and
no tools. It is limited only by your imagination and not restricted to size. This is by no means the authorative guide but
methods that I have used and had success with little knowledge by through trial and error. Not everything you try at first
will come out since there is a short learning curve to the process, but in a few minutes you will be turning out crisp
sharp parts that you only dreamed of making before.
I get all my plastic in 40 x 72 inch or 4'x8' sheets from a local sign company or through U.S. plastics out of
Ohio. for under $20. I am not sure if Evergreen plastic will work since it is designed to be stable unlike the material I
use thst is designed for thermal forming.The only other things you will need is a supply of things to mold the plastic
with, and a candle. For large items like an entire body you will want to use a small counter type oven.They can be bought
for about $20 dollars.
These are some of the things we can mold.
I will be posting part 2 sometime tomorrow. We will be forming some simple parts for rear ends or motors and playing around a bit.