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Homemade PVC sheet

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Homemade PVC sheet

Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:37 pm

just wanted to post some pics of making and using flat pvc sheet i made out of 3" pipe. i have read several different ways people has done this but this method works pretty good.

1. cut the pipe the length u need and split it in half so u have 2 pieces if necessary.

2. heat the pvc in boiling water until its flexible.

3. flatten it on the counter or wherever with a skillet etc.
then cut it with a jig saw, hack saw etc.
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ghetto 50 cal machine gun replica. i dunno if im gonna make it 6mm or .177 cal bb. this is my current project in the works. its about 4 foot long. 3" chamber and 1" barrel.
flattened on the counter with a skillet
3" split in half and ready for the boiling water
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:41 pm

I considered moving this to the how-to section.
Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

Anyways, nice pictures.
(though I typically use oil or due it in the oven, depending on the scale)
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:10 pm

I've made sheet before. What I do is heat it using a propane heater, and then when it's still pliable I press it between two flat piece of metal. I used some 1/8in aluminum since it was smooth and thought it would cool the PVC faster.
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