I started to create a number of circuit boards with surface mounted components. Though I had a CSI 825A SMD rework station, soldering micro-miniature components was starting to take up too much time. So, I researched solder reflow ovens and found one by www.whizoo.com that looked like it would work and cost me about $200-$250 with my modifications. The following is a photo montage of the end of the build.
WARNING: If you try this at home wear leather gloves when disassembling or handling the disassembled oven or there WILL BE BLOOD!!!…and yes there was!!!!!
I started with a BLACK+DECKER TO1303SB 4-Slice Toaster Oven, Stainless Steel/Black ($29.92 Delivered).
I reused the existing holes and tapped them for an m4 screw. I laser cut the discs from silver acrylic.
Aluminum tray made from RMP .063 5052 H32 Aluminum Sheet 12″ x 12″ $10.26 on amazon.com
1+ rolls of Reflect-A-Gold tape $34.42: DEI 010396 Reflect-A-GOLD 2″ x 15′ Tape Roll
$32.12 DEI 050501 2′ x 21″ Floor and Tunnel Shield – 3.5 sq. ft
I puchased a second 12×12 aluminum plate and created the SSR mount and back panel that follows.
5PCS 24-380V 25A SSR-25 DA Solid State Relay $16.99 delivered (so I have two extra)
120VAC to 5vcd power supply $10-$70 dollars ebay/aliexpress. ( I bought mine for $10 delivered)
I used a Nickel Plated Nibbling Tool (1) and some jeweler’s files with a light 220 grit sanding in one direction for the brushed look.
Follow the build guide at http://www.whizoo.com/reflowoven and watch out for those sharp edges!!!!