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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by period3 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:42 pm

ilionblaze wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 pm
11 days! Is everyone's bank account ready?! :lol:
It has never been more unready.
I'm hoping the PM will stay open for a while.

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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by AnimeSensei » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:50 pm

ilionblaze wrote:
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11 days! Is everyone's bank account ready?! :lol:
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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by ilionblaze » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:46 pm

11 days! Is everyone's bank account ready?! :lol:

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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by pacarat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:53 pm

That tension bar is exactly what I could use - didn’t come with my set.

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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by Oldent » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:36 am

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Man, I hate that Y shaped handheld HWFF foam cutter... can never get the bolts tight enough to keep the arms from collapsing inwards, even moving slow as molasses through material. Poor design...
You have to hold your mouth right :D

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You are supposed to use it like a clay scraper. Drag the loop to form the shape. This is the grip they showed me when the tool was first introduced at one of the train shows. This is the pro powered with wire ribbon.

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The tension bar

Hot wire ribbon is used to form shapes like router bits. If you want to run conduit in a giant block of foam for a walk in freezer you would use this tool.

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Think of this as a jigsaw.

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The cheep Harbor Freight cutter works well when used as a pattern cutter.

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The Avalon copping style saw.

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Think of this as a drill

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This is used with the wire ribbon, It also has an adjustable power source.

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This is the connector I use with wire ribbon.
The wire ribbon seems to be the secret of the table lathe.
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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by GODofwar » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:02 am

pacarat wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:37 am
Man, I hate that Y shaped handheld HWFF foam cutter... can never get the bolts tight enough to keep the arms from collapsing inwards, even moving slow as molasses through material. Poor design...
I haven't had that problem. I like the Y-Shaped cutter, but I use it mostly to make curves - bend the wire. I cut a little hotter so wire bending is not a problem.

I actually have all the stuff Oldent has (from HWFF, not all of his shop!!!). I am trying to figure out hte table 'lathe'.

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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by pacarat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:37 am

Man, I hate that Y shaped handheld HWFF foam cutter... can never get the bolts tight enough to keep the arms from collapsing inwards, even moving slow as molasses through material. Poor design...

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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by Oldent » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 am

GODofwar wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Oldent wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Szath01 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:14 pm
@Oldent




BTW, do you ahve the HWFF lathe/cutter?

TLW
No. I have looked at it. I played around making one.I already have several machines and access to one if needed. It would be a really good way to make cones.
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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by Oldent » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:57 am

GODofwar wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:22 pm
Oldent wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:26 pm
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@Oldent

I like the way the gallery glass looks as paint enough to pick up the assortment pack. I have a bunch of clear plastic for the LED effects that need this type of coloring. Thanks for demoing!
Thanks for the question :!: I would not have tried to use it as paint if you had not asked. ;)

Oldent, is the Gallery Glass really paint or a semisolid when in bottle? How does it hold shape when put on the surface?

BTW, do you ahve the HWFF lathe/cutter?

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The Gallery glass is like thick glue.

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It is thick but shrinks a lot.

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The color changes a little and it shrinks. I think you can see the effect better in the bowl.It helps hold the glass shards together as well.

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The tea light LED will look better with the logs. I will fill the air bubbles too. This is a WIP of some 3by3 fire places.

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Yellow and red

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Yellow

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If you don't think you need much

Hot wire cutters
I started cutting foam in the late 80s. I have most of the Hot Wire Foam Factory hand tools and both the standard and pro power sources.

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This is my OOP Avalon table cutter with a modified table sled for the Shifting Lands Pattern cutter.

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My friend Allen has one of these.

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If I was going to get a new table cutter I would look at one of these.

The basic hand tools from The Foam factory are a good starting point.

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This is a sculpting tool if you want to use it like a copping saw you will need the bar.
https://hotwirefoamfactory.com/K02B_Cra ... l_Kit.html
https://hotwirefoamfactory.com/tool-accessories/

If you are not sure you need the table version. The wire and power source from the sculpting tool can be used to make one.

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If you use the whole wire you can use the basic power source. No Math and you will not have to worry that the wire is too hot. No fire and less chance for the foam to burn. Melting foam is safer than burning foam. Note ventilation.

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I made my table surface round like a scroll saw. I can use clamps if I want to use a fence. The clamp/wire attachment was not necessary. It makes it harder to keep the wire tight.

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I use my drill press table when I need an accurate fence. I mentioned this because one of the criticisms of the Proxxon cutter my friend Allen has is that the fence is poor.I think that is really unfair because it really does not have one.

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This mechanism is found on table saws to make cross cuts. A fence is used for rip cuts.Foam does not have wood grain. You really need parallel groves to make accurate cuts. If you want thin parallel cuts you will need the Shifting Lands Sleds. https://www.shiftinglands.com/shop/18-h ... ter-add-on
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Proxxon-110 ... /203459872

https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Wire-Foam-Fa ... 1191&psc=1
This version has a fence as an option
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Re: Kickstarter 6.66

Post by GODofwar » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:22 pm

Oldent wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:26 pm
Szath01 wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:14 pm
@Oldent

I like the way the gallery glass looks as paint enough to pick up the assortment pack. I have a bunch of clear plastic for the LED effects that need this type of coloring. Thanks for demoing!
Thanks for the question :!: I would not have tried to use it as paint if you had not asked. ;)

Oldent, is the Gallery Glass really paint or a semisolid when in bottle? How does it hold shape when put on the surface?

BTW, do you ahve the HWFF lathe/cutter?

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