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carolina Posted - 09/21/2017 : 16:47:19
My oven is like this: 4x4 , 32" tall inside. Can do many of my molds for curing better and make some windows.



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carolina Posted - 10/07/2017 : 12:04:11
Out side finished & door w/2 handles. Few weeks inside now.


Door is push in 3&1/2" thick.

carolina Posted - 09/27/2017 : 17:40:15
Caulking for a kiln came in, ebay 18$. Will shoot on seams inside first then more aluminum foil.



Garrie L Hill Posted - 09/27/2017 : 05:13:31
MIL spec is so passť! AS 9000 or NADCAP.

Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
HPRA Co-Dictator of the East
for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
and videos

Grant-53 Posted - 09/26/2017 : 21:52:16
Does it really need to be MIL STD? ;)
warren Posted - 09/26/2017 : 21:05:10
At least shipping is free...
carolina Posted - 09/24/2017 : 13:50:51
Oven =$& better cured parts & windows:

My oven going together, rays gonna wire it for me. Found kiln filler in caulk tube on ebay to do inside joints. It was 18$.


Top on now, 4 by 4' oven. Door over 3" thick, plug door, with 2 handles, no hinge.


Found 1 roll of tape: lil' high but l need it.


carolina Posted - 09/22/2017 : 22:04:21
This is the way i will try except " I USE FEMALE MOLD" to hopefully find an optical seat down in mold for front windshield.


Blue felt to lay on mold/tool. I have second orange mold press part made like in vid.

Todd's canopies of ft. Laud fla. was a good friend,,,, here last summer to teach me a few things. Unfortunately he was killed in his plane bout 7 months ago. He basically said kiss! He was 325 degrees for 10 mins.

I noticed this guy uses 145 degrees for 25 mins. The poly or acrylic is layed on 100% piece of cotton. U see him straightening it out with metal tube in video.

What you could help me with is trimming!!!

Garrie L Hill Posted - 09/22/2017 : 20:10:41
OK, here is a video showing how I made the "lens" for the rear tail light of Rick Wianecki's velomobile


Scroll down on the next page to read how Rick installed the lens.

Here is the page showing the forming of a large teardrop canopy for a Varna streamliner


Garrie "carbon based lifeform" Hill
HPRA Co-Dictator of the East
for pics of some of my time and money sucking projects
and videos

carolina Posted - 09/22/2017 : 15:49:30
Well, this is a good thread. Some vacuum mold, some can not. A lil' more interesting. Maybe garrie will give some tips snd pics.

Which one would lay down in a female mold and drape form easier??? Look a my cf canopy, i can't vaccum. I use cf canopy mold as windows mold.

Cell cast acrylic is 69$ if in stock.
Polycarbonate is $60, iam gonna drive up and get a sheet. (4x6') much in stock @ 1/16" thick.

Do you know the optics of cell-cast vs polycarbonate???
My oven is also multitasking to cure my parts too at about 140 degrees.

warren Posted - 09/22/2017 : 08:37:06
Looks good! Garrie has been using radiant heat with good results. His method works without need for an oven.

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