PUZZLE UNIT 

EXPERIENCES
  Making polyester laminate
  Making composite board
   Using a drill fixture
   One step wipe-on stain / finish
  Self-adhesive paper
   Injection molding plastic
   Relief printing
   Thermography

ESTIMATED TIME
5 HOURS



 
 
 

REQUIRED ITEMS
    1.  The PARKE System, Special tools and manuals available only from Parke.
    2.  STANDARD TOOLS, available from traditional sources.
    3.  MATERIALS, hard to get items are available from Parke, others from traditional sources.

          PRICES FOB   SPRINGFIELD, MO
   SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
 

 

The Parke System 
 The hydraulic press is used with other units, See comments

 For a picture of the item click on the beside the item 

1

 Hydraulic press

$360.00

 

1

 Composite  mold

$200.00

70.00

1

 Mold spacer

 $25.00

12.50

1

 Release paper holder

 $25.00

12.00

1

 Printing press

$50.00

20.00

1

 Peg molds, pair

 $25.00

13.00

1

 Laminating plates

  $100.00

50.00

1

 Drill fixture

   $40.00

20.00

 

4

 Manuals @ $25.00 each 13.00

 $100.00

52.00

 

 

 

 TOTAL WITH HYDRAULIC PRESS

$925.00

 

 TOTAL WITHOUT HYDRAULIC PRESS

 $565.00

 

 ADDITIONAL, see comments   

 

 

 

 Composite molder, 1 per 15 x # classes

$200.00 each 

 

 

  Laminating plates, 1 per 15 x # classes

$100.00 each 

 

COMMENTS ON ORDERING:
1.  The original catalogue has the "Puzzle Unit" and the "Puzzle Unit. Revised."
    I do not recommend doing both, since there will be much duplication.

2.   The hydraulic press is used with several different units.  Whether you need more than
    one hydraulic press depends upon how many students there are in the lab at a time and
    how long the course lasts.  If you have a class of 15 students for a semester, 1 press
    should be enough.  For larger classes and / or shorter courses you may need more than
    one press.   Usually 2 press per lab is sufficient.

3.  One option is to purchase industrial grade particle board and not make the
   composite board.  The advantage of this is the hydraulic press not needed.

4.  You only need one mold spacer per lab.
 

 

STANDARD TOOLS

 Countersink bit for wood
     fastened  in a wood handle

1 per lab

 

Brayer 

1 per lab

SOURCE  2

 Pliers

1 per lab

 

Manila file folder

1 per lab

 

Stove, or hotplate

1 per lab

SOURCE 12

Toothbrush

1 per lab

 

Oily waste container

1 per lab

 

Injection molder

1 per lab

 

Razor blade or sharp knife

1 per lab

 

3/16" Allen wrench, long "T" handle

1 per lab

 

3/4" deep socket and ratchet

1 per lab

 

Machinist vise

1 per lab

 

Scissors

2 per lab 

 

Oven, 400 F

1 per lab

SOURCE 12

Gloves for handling hot materials

 1 pair

SOURCE  2 / 10

Second cut file

2 per lab 

 

Sanding block of wood about 3/4" x 2" x 4"

1 per lab

 

Postage scale

1 per lab

SOURCE 5

Plastic, gallon jar with lid

1 per lab

 

Teaspoon measure

1 per lab

 

3/8 dowel, 8 inches long

1 per lab

 

3/16 Allen wrench, long, "T" handle

1 per lab

 

1/2 inch drive ratchet wrench

1 per lab

 

3/4 deep socket

1 per lab

 

Drill press

1 per lab

 

31/64" dia. twist drill bit

1 per lab

 

 

MATERIALS

  ITEM 

UNIT

 PER
STUDENT

 PARKE
PRICE

SOURCE

   Acrylic powder, clear, replaces polyester powder in manual.

bag

 .02

$12.50

 

   Low density polyethylene pellets 

  ounce 

1/2

 

2

   Paste wax

can

1 per lab

 

 

   Polyester sheet

roll.

.02

 $22.00

 

   Interleave sheet

roll

 .02

$15.00

 

   Parchment paper, for baking, replaces release paper, teacher cut roll to 4 inch width on bandsaw,.

roll

1 per
125

 

6

   Scrap cardboard, about 2" x 4" 

 

 

 

 

   Black,  water soluble, printing ink 

 

4 oz. 
per lab

 

2

   Abrasive paper, 120 grit 

 

1/4*

 

 

   Stain / finish, Formby's or equivalent 

 

 

 

 

   Stirring stick 

each

1

 

2

   Wide masking tape 

 

 

 

 

   Note card, 5" x 8" lined, or unlined

each

1

 

 

   Note card, 3" x 5" unlined 

each

2*

 

 

   Self-adhesive paper,  teacher precut
      to about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" 

sheet

need .084
  per student 

  25 cents 

 

   Thermography powder 

bag

need .02
per student

$6.00

 

   Waste rags, or paper towels 

 

 

 

 

   Material to protect hand so they will be
      easier to clean.  Ask   for something
      such as "Invisible glove" or "Glove Coat."

 

 

 

16

  * VARIES WITH STUDENT WASTE

POSSIBLE SOURCES
    I have no connection with these sources.  There are
    other sources, these are just where we purchased ours.

SOURCE 2
    IASCO, 5724 West 36th Street
        Minneapolis, MN  55416

SOURCE  5
    Office supply or discount store.

SOURCE  6
     Local discount department store, or grocery store.

SOURCE  12
    Kitchen appliances store

SOURCE 16
    Automotive supply store
 

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