Saturday, June 26, 2010
The LEM- my home built UV resin curing oven
A few weeks ago I purchased an 18" black light fixture for curing UV resin. Today I built the "oven" which I affectionately nicknamed the LEM as, with the duct tape, mylar and cardboard it looks like an Apollo era space craft. My son Brendan walked in during construction and thought I had finallygone off the deep end and was building a unit for communicating with extra terrestrials. Anyway, the job is done and true to the spirit of Appolo 13 it works!
I used a Rubbermaid cupboard shelf, a reflective mylar emergency blanket which is much stronger than aluminum foil and will last a long time without ripping, duct tape and cardboard.
I attached the light fixture to the frame with some binding wire.
Here's the oven, it has a front flap that closes for curing - it's not rocket science!
Posted by Gera Scott Chandler at Saturday, June 26, 2010