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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:11 pm

yeah, ill make a trip to harbor freight, bet there dirt cheap there, and covered in lead
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:28 pm

at least you won't have to buy soft jaws for not marring things.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:44 pm

The top Torch I use about 1 foot away and gently rotate the PVC until it behaves like a garden hose. Keep the PVC out of the flame. It burns quickly. Just use the hot air beyond the flame.

From there I can bend and shape PVC. It is how the bells were put on the Dragon, the breech of the Mouse Musket chamber, and the golf ball bazooka.

The torch is like a bernz-o-matic, but a lot more BTU with a wider swirl flame. It heats a larger area quickly. The pencil torches have a small hot spot. For PVC a broader warm area is best.

Turbo Torch is the brand. Love them.

I'll plan on doing a Youtube Video on custom heating PVC tricks later.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:13 am

Here's my two tools. They are shown in environments of use:
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:27 am

Haha nice... I bet those will get a hybrid built... :D :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: chinnerz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:25 am

Right, my turn :D

This is the bench pro 2000.

This is it in working order (lol the bench clamps are around the wrong way)
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Bench camps and red plastic grips come off (also comes with flat plastic grip) one jaw is fixed while the other one is easily movable and removable via quick release.
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Bunch of other stuff it came with... i don't think i have ever used that stuff before :\ its there if i need it i guess.
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:52 am

these aren't my tools but at my new part time job they are teaching me how to use them, hopefully i get to make some valves and stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:03 pm

Let me be the first to combine all of mine in one pic!!!
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Uhh yeah...

If anybody wants better pics of anything, just say...
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:31 pm

Got some new stuff today...

Bit set:
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Drill press vice:
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And a pic of all my stuff...
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That's all my tools, not my parents. The two toolboxes are filled to the top with hand tools...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:21 pm

Is the fan for blowing dust and filings over the car :D
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:05 pm

Yes you're exactly right!!! At least that's been a side effect for the past couple days...

My mom put that fan there to help cool off her car after driving it... The average temp this week (in Oklahoma) has been 99* F (37C) and topping at 105* F (40C)... :? :shock: :P
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:56 pm

LOL! Moms eh :roll:

Similar temperatures in epoxyland, annoying but epoxy curing times are remarkably cut down, which makes for faster prototyping ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:16 am

your lucky in melbourne the average temperature is 10*c.
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:29 am

Yeah I prefer the cold... Except that PVC gets brittle. :? Also, that stick of PVC on my work bench is a new co-ax... :) I used the jsr method of attaching things and it looks beautiful... :D
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:59 am

mobile chernobyl wrote:Here's my two tools. They are shown in environments of use:


I can't help but think those pictures would make more sense in reverse order :D
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