DIY Pressure Chamber

& Safety Considerations

April 2, 2018

After my last video on the Cherry & Resin Rolling Pin, there was enough interest in my homemade pressure chamber that I decided rather than having people copy the idea and potentially doing it wrong, I would share the multiple and redundant safety precautions I took when building and using mine.

I want to be very clear that this project has the potential to be pretty dangerous. If you feel compelled to build your own, please make sure you watch my whole video so you can go about it safely. That being said, I am no expert, and I knew the risks involved in building this pressurized tube. So if you decide to build one, you are doing it at your own risk, so make sure you educate yourself. Check out this website for more information on the pressure ratings of PVC pipe. 

The tools are materials you need for this can all be found at your local hardware store - with one exception. I couldn't find a relief valve that would work at a low enough pressure in my town, so I had to buy one online and I put a link to it here, in case you need some help finding one too.

Some of these are affiliate links, and I can benefit from your purchases. Some of them are just so you can easily find the stuff you need.

Tools &Materials

  • PVC Pipe

  • PVC End Cap

  • PVC Female Adapter

  • PVC Male Threaded Cap

  • PVC Cleaner

  • PVC Primer

  • PVC Cement

*Brass Fittings Are All 1/4 NPT Threads*​

  • 2X - Threaded Coupling

  • Pressure Gauge

  • Ball Valve

  • Pressure Relief Valve 

  • Threaded Tee Fitting

  • Plug to fit your Air Compressor

  • Thread Sealant Paste

  • Teflon Tape

  • 1/4 NPT Tap

I really think a pressure chamber of this shape can open a lot of doors for people who like to turn with resin. I would love to see your projects if you makes something using one of these. Once again, I can't caution you enough about the possible dangers involved, so please be careful!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to my Patron 

Jim Deane for helping to support my channel!

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