Originally Posted by xmisery
Did you end up doing the work yourself? If I wanted to replicate what you've done, where can I get the materials and what tools would I need to make these? Thanks in advance!
I bought the Acrylic plastic at a local retail plastic supplier. They have a "scrap bin" as most plastic shops do. They sell it by the pound which turns out at about 1/3 the cost of cut-size-pieces.
Acrylic cuts nicely with a table saw. I sand the edges with 100, 120, 200, then 320 grit sandpaper. This takes about 15 mins for a box this size.
The edges are then buffed with a cotton buffing wheel (I rigged up in my drill press) with "red" rouge which takes just a just a few minutes to get the edges clear.
I have a 4 oz can of IPS acrylic cement which will glue up about 100 boxes or more
Also needed is an applicator bottle which has a micro needle (about $2.75). The cement is super fluid and only a few drops is needed to glue up the whole box.
So little is required that I only add enough cement to the applicator to cover the bottom of the 2 oz bottle and don't bother to put the unused cement back in the can!
The 3 airboxes cost me $11 but the cement was more than 1/2 of that cost. My last can I bought lasted 15 years before it evaporated.
And, no, I won't sell these!Edited by BlueFox - 2/15/10 at 1:02pm