[tog] Nichrome wire

digi hobo hontar at gmail.com
Fri May 29 17:49:07 CEST 2015


Scuse the thread hijacking btw, just would be good to have an array of made
tools, seemed like a good place to poke my tool idea into :)

On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:46 PM, digi hobo <hontar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Depends on the material, but some vids out there show anything from ovens
> to blow heaters being used.
> As long as it melts until it starts to sag is what seems to be the mantra.
>
> On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:37 PM, Gleb Lebedev <gleb at gleblebedev.com>
> wrote:
>
>> ... About vacuum forming...
>>
>> I thought the temperature should be quite precise, isn't it? Otherwise it
>> could make plastic too soft and it will melt down.
>> On 29 May 2015 4:29 pm, "digi hobo" <hontar at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>>> tog mailing list
>>>>>> tog at lists.tog.ie
>>>>>> https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>>>> To unsubscribe from this list please visit:
>>>>>>  https://lists.tog.ie//mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> ******************************************
>>>>>
>>>>> telephone: +353 083-105-1500
>>>>> email: seannicholls at gmail.com
>>>>> website: http://www.seannicholls.com/
>>>>>
>>>>> ******************************************
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> tog mailing list
>>>>> tog at lists.tog.ie
>>>>> https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>>> To unsubscribe from this list please visit:
>>>>>  https://lists.tog.ie//mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> tog mailing list
>>>> tog at lists.tog.ie
>>>> https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>> To unsubscribe from this list please visit:
>>>>  https://lists.tog.ie//mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> tog mailing list
>>> tog at lists.tog.ie
>>> https://lists.tog.ie/mailman/listinfo/tog
>>> To unsubscribe from this list please visit:
>>>  https://lists.tog.ie//mailman/listinfo/tog
>>>
>>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.tog.ie/pipermail/tog/attachments/20150529/8314e93e/attachment-0001.html>


More information about the tog mailing list