I built this machine from a set of plans that I purchased way back in 2002. I will use it for making costume/armor parts, mainly.
I built the largest model, the 24" x 48" version (the unit pictured above is the 24" x 36" model). Mine has twin 20 gallon vacuum tanks.
Construction is complete, and I made the first pull on March 17, 2007.
Building the mobile cart *DONE*
Welding the frame together *DONE*
Lift linkage work *DONE*
Oven and top box work
Construction progress as of 2/6/07
Oven cover box *DONE*
Forming surface *DONE*
Platen - *DONE*
Construction progress as of 2/12/07
Electrical - *DONE*
Construction progress as of 2/14/07
Construction progress as of 2/18/07
Control panel *DONE*
Oven heating element installation *DONE*
Vacuum pump and tanks *DONE*
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