[tog] Nichrome wire

digi hobo hontar at gmail.com
Fri May 29 17:29:07 CEST 2015


What you cutting, modellng polystyrene?

Speaking of making tools, I thought I'd give making a vacuum forming a go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maH5Ech0wK8

Cheap to make, just need some mdf and an old hoover.
Where would I get a free 2nd hand hoover?

Also some electrical heating elements to warm up the plastic.

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Mike Hibbett <mike.hibbett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I've had no trouble with guitar wire, and it lasts reasonably well. Plus
> it costs next to nothing.
>
> On 29 May 2015 at 13:59, Gary Cooke <garycookex at eircom.net> wrote:
>
>> yes, go for it.
>>
>> Use a variable power supply to see what you need. Typically you need just
>> a few volts but relatively high current......a few amps. Depends on the
>> wire thickness. Bit of trial and error.
>>
>> Is guitar wire stainless? Trouble with ordinary wire is that its
>> resistance changes too much with temp and so hard to control. Nichrome
>> doesn't change resistance much I think.
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From: *"seannicholls" <seannicholls at gmail.com>
>> *To: *"garycookex" <garycookex at eircom.net>
>> *Cc: *"tog" <tog at lists.tog.ie>
>> *Sent: *Friday, 29 May, 2015 13:53:49
>> *Subject: *Re: [tog] Nichrome wire
>>
>> Mike says I can use electric guitar wire, and it seems a popular
>> solution. I may pop down later and swap out the iron wire for something
>> more musical :-)
>> thanks everyone!
>>
>> Sean
>>
>> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Gary Cooke <garycookex at eircom.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I made a hot wire cutter. Its hanging in the workshop. Didn't have
>>> nichrome wire tho. Just plain iron stuff. Not ideal, but worked.
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/100047873@N08/sets/72157639094902503
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From: *"seannicholls" <seannicholls at gmail.com>
>>> *To: *"tog" <tog at lists.tog.ie>
>>> *Sent: *Friday, 29 May, 2015 13:40:40
>>> *Subject: *[tog] Nichrome wire
>>>
>>> Does anyone know where I could pick up some Nichrome wire in store in
>>> Dublin / City Centre?
>>>
>>> I want to make a hot wire cutter for Tog
>>>
>>> Sean
>>>
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