Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!!

Posted by: AMoses

Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/26/04 06:00 AM

Check this out -- bending tips. I could do this!
http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/plans/plans07-1.html

It's from classic macquarium plans. Look how simple and cool his macquarium tanks turn out:
http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/plans/plans08-2.html
http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/macq/index.html

...and some of his other aquaria:
http://www.techquarium.com/aquaria/oldsite/index.html
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/26/04 06:33 AM

some really great finds AMoses. Macmod is still waiting on that great arcrylic bender guide by the member's name I won't mention wink . Everyone could benefit. This is nice as well. Helps alot!
Posted by: whitlock

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/26/04 06:39 AM

I picked up a heat gun a couple days ago and priced out some Acrylic @ $6 per square foot, and they will cut it for me. I'm just waiting on the guide.

:i
Posted by: krusher117

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/27/04 05:09 AM

Are you doing an acquarium mod? I am on the verge of turning my 21: Studio Display into an acquarium, just waiting on some free time!
Posted by: whitlock

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/27/04 03:30 PM

You should turn that mamoth into a macquarium. It would be great. They are just too freaking huge, and require an acre to use it. We had one at the office and it was just sitting around. For 2 years I carried that thing from one side of the back room to the other. Finally I stuck it on a metal shelf and let it sit. Had a bad board, only a $25 part, but didn't feel like fixing, or ordering, it.

On my acrylic projects, I want to make windows (case windows) for people that want custom cut, and also XBOX case windows. There has to be a market in that, and I think I found customer base to feed...high school kids. Anyways, as for my original intent, it was to mac an iMac G5 clone, but LCD is bad, so I'm making a slick case for it w/ acrylic.

As for AMoses, if you plan on making a Macquarium, check out a few fish websites, like Cichlid World. Don't forget that a fish freak started the aquarium trend.

Why I Edited: PEBCAK

Post edited by: whitlock, at: 2004/10/27 22:36
Posted by: AMoses

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 10/29/04 01:46 AM

>>As for AMoses, if you plan on making a Macquarium, check out a few fish websites, like
>>Cichlid World. Don't forget that a fish freak started the aquarium trend.

Thanks. I've made a few Macquariums already and I've been keeping fish for a few decades. I know what I'm doing, but for anyone who hasn't got a lot of experience keeping fish alive that's an important point.

BTW: My next Macquarium is going to have a biowheel filter. I'm cannibalizing an Eclipse Explorer. I hate those corner-filters everyone uses.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 08/05/05 12:44 PM

I've been told you can bend acrylic very easy with a oven on a real low setting. Never tryed it my self but I know a few people I use to hang out with that were members of the SCA and would make armor out of plastic barrels.



http://www.sca.org
Posted by: AMoses

Re:Yes!! Found Acrylic bending tips!! - 08/24/05 10:08 PM

Bending using an oven is dangerous! There are poisonous and even potentially explosive gasses released when plastic is heated. Don't do it!