Balin's Tomb

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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Oldent » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:26 am

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One thing I like about this table cutter is the block at the top of the arm that keeps the wire square. I have not used it enough to decide if it needs a tension spring. The wire spool adjustment seems to solve the issue.

I will add a lock washer to the fence adjustment. May be it will help some.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF50tWnTPaA

This is in German but easy to follow. Great demonstration of shifting Lands Templates and Jigs.

I make my own Jigs. I will make one for Allen. The Shifting Lands Jigs are the best options for people with challenged/limited tool collections.
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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Oldent » Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:38 am

Trollface wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:59 am
Well I guess that was the egg teaching the chicken :lol:
I bow to your jigginess good sir
:D Do not think of it that way. I always am inspired to create something new during this kind of discussion. I do not have that brand of cutter but want to experiment with it now. I would love to see your solutions.

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I am thinking about experimenting with this idea. What do you think?
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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Trollface » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:59 am

Well I guess that was the egg teaching the chicken :lol:
I bow to your jigginess good sir

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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Oldent » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:06 am

Trollface wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:59 am
Yes the fence is lousy, however it is really easy to make your own fence.
Just need two pieces of wood, glue them square and reinforce with two triangular pieces. Glue in a strip at one end to fit in the fence railing and voila, you can cut nice clean thin sheets. I also made my own circle jig and a set-up for cutting biger pieces. His other jigs look interesting and harder to make myself, like the dome cutter.
I like the product over all.

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I converted a drill press table so that I would have a stop. The power source is the most important part of a wire cutter.

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I converted the Shifting Sands pattern jig to fit my OOP Avalon cuter.

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This is my circle jig The cross cut slot is in a better position and I can use my table saw cross cut parts.

I made a zero clearance adapter as well.

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The drill press table conversion is more precise. I saw a version of a wire cutter on U tube where the wire was suspended from the work room rafters over the table saw out feed table. I do not have room for a out feed table for my table saw. I use a skill saw to cut down large sheets of plywood. I have a tool for cutting down large sheets of foam.

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I have cut a lot of foam over the years for model railroad and ACW tables. All of my jig saw accessory's work with the hot knife cutter. Note the wood screw converting the jig to a circle cutter.

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I made this strip cutter for my desk because the Avalon cutter takes too much room to leave out.

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This cutter uses the plug in power source and wire from the Hotwire Foam factory hand tools.
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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Trollface » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:59 am

Yes the fence is lousy, however it is really easy to make your own fence.
Just need two pieces of wood, glue them square and reinforce with two triangular pieces. Glue in a strip at one end to fit in the fence railing and voila, you can cut nice clean thin sheets. I also made my own circle jig and a set-up for cutting biger pieces. His other jigs look interesting and harder to make myself, like the dome cutter.

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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Oldent » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:14 pm

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Thanks for the comments

I am going to use cast instead of the foam.

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I tried out Allen's new foam cutter for the Ice and Fire project.I think the good points over come the flaws.The fence is poor is an understatement. The shifting Sands upgrade is a must.
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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Runeweaver » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Holy crap this looks cool! Well done, sir! I love how it looks both playable as well as aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Feymous » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Nice setup. Love that first POV shot through the ruined wall.

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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:25 am

Oldent wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:49 pm
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I decided to make a few custom parts for my LOTR style rooms.

I am going to make the larger combs more like the DF columns.I have not decide what I am going to engrave on the walls.
Don't remember reading about the pink rocks the dwarves mined in Moria, perhaps we missed that bit ;)

We think the elevation blocks will look awesome, giving the tomb a much more worked look as it should be in our opinion. Pictures will tell the story.

How about 'Balin woz ere' in Dwarvish or Ogham
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Re: Balin's Tomb

Post by Oldent » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:49 pm

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I decided to make a few custom parts for my LOTR style rooms.

I am going to make the larger combs more like the DF columns.I have not decide what I am going to engrave on the walls.
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