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Postby Idiot Savant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:06 pm

Hi Gang!

I'm beginning to build my Hall of Justice and I'm using housing foam and I've never worked with it before. Would a hot knife be the best tool to use to cut/shape the pieces I need?

I figure that's my best option, but thought I'd consult the experts..
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Postby AcidDragon » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:04 pm

Hot wire all the way, baby!!!

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Look at the awesome precision cuts you can get from that.

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I can't wait to see it when you're done!!!
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Postby AcidDragon » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:04 pm

Also, I just realized that you outposted me. LOL. *hangs head in shame* :smsad:
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Postby Idiot Savant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:21 pm

I have a lot of free time buddy...gotta have some way to pass the time, haha

Thanks for the tip, where would I find this hot wire and is there a more specific term for the so-called employees to understand?
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Postby Idiot Savant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:22 pm

And I'm well on my way to becoming a member of the League...
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Postby Idiot Savant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:23 pm

Oh, finally read your post link...thanks man
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Postby AcidDragon » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:32 pm

Haha no problem. It's literally called a hot wire cutter or foam wire cutter. If you go to a shop that sells hobby stuff like model cars, planes, trains, etc., they'll more than likely carry a variety of options. Gamesworkshop sells them, too, but they're probably a little pricey from them. You can get one that's like a jigsaw that you hold by hand and it heats up or one that has a base and you can pass the foam through the hot wire. Depending on how steady your hand is and whether or not you need super straight cuts, the one with a base is the better option for super straight cuts but the hand held one gives you more maneuverability depending on what you're working on. Hot wire is the agreed upon method as the best way to cut foam. :batgrin:
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Postby Idiot Savant » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:42 pm

I'm sold...I'll look into it tomorrow

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Postby Idiot Savant » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:16 pm

I found a free-hand foam cutter with a whole bunch of accessories and soldering too from Michaels for $29.99 and used an 40% coupon...can't wait to try this out tonight
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Postby AcidDragon » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:07 am

Sweet! Let me know how it works out for you.
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