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If you can make a mold to approx shape you need (I use 2×4 wood and clamps), then do the final shape, sand, cut to the exact size ... Then yes you could make this it would be PLENTY strong enough. Trick is to use an oven, not oil and boiler; use only one kind of plastic; and apply as much pressure as possible during cool down. I built a little press with a 4 ton car jack. That made plastic parts as strong as steel!
Use a toaster oven ($10 at my local thrift store) heat HDPE, PP, PE or LDPE to 375-400F for an hour, take it out knead it like taffy, repeat 2-3 more times, then let it cool under pressure (I use a wood mold and c-clamps). You end with a hard, solid plastic with no voids that you can drill, cut, sand, polish into just about anything! I make tool handles, washers, repair parts, coasters, cutting boards, etc. The finished product is better and stronger than store bought!
I've worked with HDPE, LDPE, PE and PP. I found you don't have to cut it up much too start, just clean it, remove labels and melt it. But I melt it at 375-400 F for an hour or more, remove it, fold, twist, knead it, then heat again at least 3x. Then I take it out and push it into a mold made of wood and apply as much pressure as possible until it cools. The result is a super hard, solid piece of plastic with no voids. I can then sand, cut, drill, polish the blocks any way I want. I've made a bunch of handles for tools and knifes, coasters for coffee table, oversized plastic washers, desktop webcam stand, etc.
Very nice work, creative solutions too! I was thinking of building a two shelf moveable cart about this size with my bench grinder on top and my flux welder below. This gives me some more ideas!!!
Very nice work. Steel frame is so crazy strong that the table will easily outlast your house (just like I'd build it!!!).
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