|Project by cstrang||posted 01-02-2010 10:22 PM||16526 views||26 times favorited||21 comments|
It’s not pretty… but it works! After being sick of ironing edges onto plywood and having the luxury of using a $25,000 edge bander at school I figured there had to be a better way to do this at home, not wanting to shell out $400 for the General model (pictured to the right) I decided to take this idea, buy a $20 heat gun and use some scrap I had around the shop. I used melamine for the table and MDF for the rest, I rapped the MDF section where the glue melts in some metal duct I had left over from when I put in my dust collection system. I have used it a few times and so far… no fires, I was watching it like a hawk the first few times I had it going because it can get pretty hot. I had to put some metal guards where there were some problem areas so that should prevent any spontaneous combustion lol.
-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.