On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:28:15 +0100, Andrew Mawson wrote:
If you can't, then searching the usual source for "HDPE rods" throws up
an alternative, neatly chopped up in 2 dimensions. Given a shear, the
third dimension should be relatively quick for small quantities...
Melt candle wax, raise temperature to about 130 degC, stir in LDPE/MDPE /
HDPE pour into mould
1 part plastic 4 parts candle wax (I actually put 10% styrene in the wax
first though not essential) Takes a long time for the plastic to dissolve,
and the greater the surface area to volume ratio of the plastic the quicker
it will dissolve. I've been using cut up plastic milk bottles. Make sure you
don't overheat the melt or it will burst into flames. Absolute tops is 190
degC. Use an ir thermometer frequently. Deep fat fryer is the easiest pot
but get one with the elements on the outside of the pan not the inside.
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