Register To Comment
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Ikea Chopping board for extra armour?

  1. #1
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Ed Deegan
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hi All,

    We're on a shoe string budget and were wondering if this stuf is worth bothering with?

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/c...-art-90202268/

    All our materials so far have been found or donated. The chassis is made up of steel twin slot shelving uprights bolted together, with 6mm Aluminum tread plate sheet bolted onto the chassis for our armor. I was thinking of bolstering the tread plate with some HDPE and gluing HDPE panels onto the tread plate. Or is this not proper HDPE?

    Many thanks everyone.
    Ed

  2. #2
    Maxamuslead's Avatar
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Mark-s
    Robots
    "Blacksmith" (FW) under construction
    Location
    Lincolnshire, Threekingham
    Posts
    182
    Post Thanks / Like
    Chopping Boards tend to be LDPE (IIRC) but it is still usble, but it might worth seeing how much some HDPE from direct plastics will cost compared how many Chopping boards you need.

    HDPE doesn't hold treads well plus it doesn't glue well either.

    The ways i have seen it uses is either using screws or bolting it through either into metal struts or into threaded inserts

  3. #3
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Ed Deegan
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Many thanks Mark. Will do.

  4. #4
    Redirect Left's Avatar
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Adam
    Location
    Wakefield, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    86
    Post Thanks / Like
    DirectPlastics is where I got my large 2000x500x10 sheet from, they're very decently priced for all sizes though; https://www.directplastics.co.uk/hdpe-sheet

  5. #5
    Member

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Jeff
    Location
    Stirling
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    If you click on the materials/environmental tab on the chopping board it says it Poly polypropylene (PP) not HDPE.

  6. #6
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Ed Deegan
    Posts
    14
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thanks guys. Thought it was to good to true. Gues PP is not an option?

    interesting comparison here though:

    A 12mm thick 1m x1m sheet of hdpe is around £100 from direct plastics

    Three of these amazon 12.7mm thick hdpe chopping boards add up to around a metre squared and are around £23 for 3 with delivery.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bonzer-Cutt...70_&dpSrc=srch

  7. #7
    Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Simon Hallows
    Robots
    Currently working on ideas, researching and working out a budget. First task a proof of concept
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    9
    You'd need more than 7 to get a meter square. Still cheaper though, hohwever you'd have the cracks and less flexibility in cuts/sizes. If the panels are small I'd be tempted.

  8. #8
    Member

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Nat
    Robots
    Short Circuit (HW RWs6) DELLapidated bANTtery (AW) LowMoe (AW) Several unnamed ants
    Location
    Eastleigh, Hampshire
    Posts
    148
    Post Thanks / Like
    was just about to say the product description says its 1.3mm thick! but then realised it was 1.3cm! looks good may have to look at getting some?

  9. #9
    Deathly Hallows's Avatar
    Roboteer

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    Simon Hallows
    Robots
    Currently working on ideas, researching and working out a budget. First task a proof of concept
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    9
    Oh and as it's a chopping board so there are all the usual colours too at the same price. Blue, White, Yellow and Green. Didn't see red though.
    Last edited by Deathly Hallows; 7th November 2017 at 12:16.

  10. #10
    adamclark's Avatar
    Member

    Status
    Offline
    Name
    adam clark
    Robots
    VOA, Armadillo, Corporal Punishment, CP2, Mangulator, Twister, 259, 259MW, Wowot, The Skinner
    Posts
    100
    Post Thanks / Like
    I have one for actual chopping to save my nakiri knife

Register To Comment

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •