[tog] Nichrome wire

Sonia Murphy soniatm at gmail.com
Fri May 29 18:24:31 CEST 2015


I'll be interested in hot wire cutting feathers at some point. The wire
will have to hold a shape. Don't suppose anyone's done anything like that?

Sonia


On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 4:33 PM, Mike Hibbett <mike.hibbett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> >What you cutting, modellng polystyrene?
>
> yes, and also expanded polystyrene. I built a simple PWM controller
> switching a 12v 5A power supply.
> Different settings need between the two - the setting for modelling
> polystyrene evaporates the expanded stuff like candyfloss.
>
> It's original use was for cutting cheap foam car wash sponges to make
> parts for drum pads.
>
> On 29 May 2015 at 16:29, 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:
>>
>>>
>>>
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