DiResta: Styrene Box

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DiResta: Styrene Box

In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PST), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy. On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy creates a protective tool case out of plastic stock. -Gareth Branwyn

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styrenebox

Materials/Supplies:

  • Styrene plastic sheet
  • MDF board
  • Methylene chloride glue (Weld On #3)
  • Spray paint

Tools

  • Razor
  • Ruler
  • File
  • Sand paper
  • Funnel
  • Band saw
  • Vacuum former ($20 garage sale find!)

Jimmy’s Notes:

I often make boxes to preserve various tools in my shop. Recently I noticed that my semi-new folding ruler was showing signs of wear too quickly. So I took the opportunity to make a video on using styrene plastic to create simple boxes. To make the my box a bit fancier, I vacuum formed my logo on the lid.

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