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Flickr user j_tenkely wanted to do his own powder coating, so he bought a commercial powder-gun and built a custom oven in his garage. He says, “[t]he entire oven cost about $250, but when it runs about $150 to do a bike frame & fork, it’s easy to break-even.” [via Hack a Day]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Datatribe

    I had the good fortune to visit a tool and die shop last week. Their powder coating device of choice? An old (used and cheap) over sized kitchen oven. I think it was got for free as junk and repaired for the cost of parts. DIY is kick-butt, but, look around and consider your cheapness options first and always!

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