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Here is a page that shows drawings of foam-cutting equipment that you can buy, or, use the ideas to design your own.
Looks like it would be pretty simple to make this stuff!
02-22-2004, 02:22 AM
There's no link in your post. :?: Wouldn't mind seeing it though!
02-22-2004, 09:20 AM
look under "plans and drawings"
02-22-2004, 09:50 AM
Ron posted twice, forgot the link the first time. Here's the link he was talking about.
02-22-2004, 09:52 AM
That's where I got the idea for my cutter. Works great!!
Fixed my post. :oops:
Sorry about that!
Dennis, did you make yours the same as in the drawing?
What are you using for a power supply?
02-22-2004, 12:57 PM
It is almost identical to the drawing. The extrusion is made up of 4 different pieces glued together with Polyurethane glue (great stuff, glues anything to anything!!) Bow is made from a 1 inch dowel.
Power supply is the one I gave the link to for both Scaleguy and Myzee. If you can't find the link, let me know.
I have already cut 3-4 wings with the new system, and it works great. Still having a minor problem with tapered wings, but it's just a timing problem. Will be cutting my Extra wing soon, (once I have a little more practice) and will cut one for you and Gary, if you're still interested.
02-22-2004, 11:52 PM
Thats pretty neet Ron.
There is also a guy selling plans for a foam cutter that cuts in 3D. It's pretty neet and you can build it with stuff from HomeDepot!
And here is a video of it in action http://www.drayconstruction.com/foamstuffs/CNC.WMV
02-25-2004, 08:01 PM
Here is one that I'm thinking of building. This guy no longer sells the stepper control board but I found info on the controller chips he was using. Looks fairly straight forward. I'm looking into the software to make sure that it is still available before I commit to this project.
I like the mechanical one on the first post that Ronm posted. I may try that one first.
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