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    Making Boxes from PVC Sewer Pipe

    At ten cents an inch, 4-inch PVC sewer pipe is an attractive raw material. Using my hot air gun and some scrap wood, I am able to turn it into strong and good looking boxes.

    If you are interested, please, click here.


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    That's a good idea. I have health reservations about heating PVC though. Have you tried ABS? It's still not great but it'll probably only give you a little bit of cancer instead of a lot of it.

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    For your own safety and others who might try this, please be aware that when heating PVC it can release a toxic gas. I think it's called hydrogen chloride and I've always head it can be very unhealthy and even lethal in the wrong situation. Please be careful doing this, maybe a very well ventilated area. So sorry to sound like the old dad that says don't poke your eye out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    At ten cents an inch, 4-inch PVC sewer pipe is an attractive raw material. Using my hot air gun and some scrap wood, I am able to turn it into strong and good looking boxes.

    If you are interested, please, click here.


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick
    Looks like I have a project tomorrow.
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    I like it!

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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Storage Boxes to our Storage and Organization category,
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    Thanks! Some great ideas there! Not just for making boxes, but for making small guards or covers, this is a great idea.

    I like the way you think.

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    I used that technique to make a Big funnel to fill a tall narrow form with concrete...

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    I use PVC for a lot of projects. Always have a well ventilated area when heating. I find that a temperature controlled heat gun is really helpful to keep from discoloring or scorching the PVC. You can also use boiling water to soften smaller pieces of PVC if you’re concerned with the fumes.

    Here’s a couple of my projects that used PVC pipe as a raw material:





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    Congratulations rgsparber - your PVC Pipe Boxes are the Homemade Tool of the Week!

    This is one of many builds you've made from PVC, but heating the pipe into PVC "leather" and then shaping it into a box opens up many new tool building possibilities, which I'm sure we'll see in the future.

    Some more good builds from this week:

    Magnetic Broom by fox craft
    Chicken Feeder by dsjhomestead
    Spring Loaded Corner Clamp by orioncons36
    Trailer Ramps by Frank S
    PVC Pipe Patch by rgsparber
    Drilling Jig by Frank S
    Drill Press Knee Jack by Frank S
    Fastener Organizer by Mr.DK DIY
    Picture Frame Jig by Willworkfortools
    Three Hole Drilling Jig by Frank S
    Leveling Casters by tmate3
    Threaded Knobs by morsa
    Thin-Walled PVC Pipe Sawing Technique by rgsparber
    Drill Press Table by Didpoolhall
    Circular Saw Jig by tado creation
    Quill Nut Wrench by Frank S
    Circular Saw Jig by Didpoolhall
    Wire Twisting Tool by machining 4 all
    Arduino Controlled Gas Mixer by cranktown city
    Lathe Drilling Setup by Frank S


    rgsparber - you'll be receiving a $25 online gift card, in your choice of Amazon, PayPal, or bitcoin. Please PM me your current email address and gift card choice and I'll get it sent over right away.

    This is your 8th Homemade Tool of the Week. Here are all of your Homemade Tool of the Week winning tools. Congrats again



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