When I was first starting out I made one with a replacement panel from an infrared dryer. It was ugly but did the job. Nowadays they make less expensive flash units. here are a few links.macmediacs said:Anybody know how or where to find some plans. Trying to minimize the cost of branching out on my own. TIA.
I like the creative thinking. I just don't have a spare stove around or the ingenuity to make it. I am also starting up and am looking for a flash dryer. My brother found one on ebay for $170 and I didn't bite. At the time I wasn't ready but now I wish I would have gotten it then. Speaking of that, I also have heard some not-so-good things about ebay. I myself have never had an issue on there. I have not sold, only purchased. Should I be leary?This seems kinda crazy.. but don't you think you might be able to take the old heating element out of a stove and build a unit to hold it? If it was possible you might even be able to incorporate the temp dial into the unit and adjust your temperature
Just a thought. I mean my flash dryer could probably cook a pizza
I've never had any issues with steam, though I've never used this to cure only to flash the shirts.@Polarbear, wow that's a really great idea!
Just a quick question though regarding the Halogen setup. I seems you've removed the glass protection. Do you leave them off? It it possible to still cure waterbased? It seems like the stem rising from the ink would ruin the bulb.
Why not a piece of plyboard with 4 caster wheels and fasten (the easiest) the legs of the lamps to this base?space heater works and so does the halogen trick (homeDepo has a rig for 30 with two 500 watt lights) but it gets tedius moving the stuff around on two color jobs. anyone know where I could get plans for a rolling base.. my arms get tired...