I got the most help from watching a youtube video on how to make plastic box. Coming up with the exact measurements and taking into consideration the width of material did confuse me a bit but after watching this video it helped. This video also convinced me to use the quarter inch thick material because it would lead to less tools. Also I found that I can use my husbands torch and melt the edges for a cleaner finish. Since I am constructed another mobile dark box I plan to create three tanks just like this one to fix inside within their own compartments.
Here are all the pieces laid out ready to go. S & W Plastics charges $2.00 per cut. In total I had six cuts, but I had a return so it covered the cost of my cuts, (they used a table saw).
Close up of how the box is constructed. Remember when you create your box to take into consideration the thickness of the material.
The YouTube video recommended this needled bottle. For the life of me I could not get mine to work. Not sure what I did wrong but it just would not put out the glue. I know it would have been beneficial, but dispensing glue straight from the tube worked just as fine. For a cleaner and my elegant appearance use the needle.
The glue I used and a close up of the needled bottle.
Until tomorrow..... MY BIRTHDAY/FULL COLLODION PLATE DAY!!