HDPE is the plastic used in many household containers including gallon sized milk jugs. It’s a dense and highly versitle material that can be easy processed and shaped without much trouble. Which makes it perfect for the hobbyist!
I made a video a while back on the processing of HDPE using a blender and toaster oven.
I had to melt down about 7 milk jugs and 3 powdered lemonade containers just to get enough HDPE to make my mallet head. It took a number of hours to process it all. I think I watched a full season of Scrubs in the shop…. 🙂
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