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post #391 of 470
Awesome. That tool was a good investment. The whole thing must have taken a while to get done but totally worth it.
Edited by wastedtime - 6/28/08 at 8:49pm
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post #392 of 470
...that's it.

I have gotta save for one of those.

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Inspiring work!
That spiral blade is one great piece of hardware.
From what I see, I do agree that the script needs smoothing out to make it perfect but Im impressed that you got it that good to start with anyway

BTW, because of you, I ran out to my local hardware store and bought myself a band saw. LOL.
Yeah I know its not the same as scroll saw but that might come later
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Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
its spiral. so when the blade goes up and down, you dont have to only cut from the front, you can push the material at the blade from any direction, and pivot the material in place 360 degrees
thats a fancy sawblade
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Awesome. That tool was a good investment. The whole thing must have taken a while to get done but totally worth it.
Thanks Wasted, yeah, it was alot of work, and its slow going, or youll snap the blades. pretty much took 4-5 hours including gluing and some stone grinding

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...that's it.
I have gotta save for one of those.
I have to see what you could do with this tool. It would probably be sickeningly amazing

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Inspiring work!
That spiral blade is one great piece of hardware.
From what I see, I do agree that the script needs smoothing out to make it perfect but Im impressed that you got it that good to start with anyway
Thanks
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BTW, because of you, I ran out to my local hardware store and bought myself a band saw. LOL. Yeah I know its not the same as scroll saw but that might come later
haha And yes, its ok, you can blame me to your wife "CR made me do it" "what box?" hahaha


So speaking of smoothing, anyone have some ideas on how I can smooth it out some more? I was using a dremel grinding stone (orange one) and it did do a lot but I need moar, without killing the acrylic, any suggestions? (short of MAPP gas canister, I do have that here but I am afraid Ill ruin the piece, and I havent practiced with that)
Edited by CattleRustler - 6/29/08 at 5:46am
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post #396 of 470
Since you have already used the dremel. You can now use some sandpaper to smooth it down and give it that professional look.
Here is how I go about doing my sanding.

240 Grit - Until all the deep scratches are gone.

800 Grit - As a preparatory for wet sanding. Use this to make the entire thing smooth.

1500 - Grit - Wet Sanding (This one does wonders and really makes the acrylic shine)

2500 Grit : Wet Sanding : Overkill but I still do it.

Then finally polish it out with some Novus 2 polish or any other plastic polish.

Hope this helps
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post #397 of 470
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I ended up touching it up with a dremel drum sander, to remove some of the wavy spots, but its as good as its gonna get short of flame polisihing. The thing is too fragile to do all that hand sanding, not to mention I cant get into most of the nooks, so I did what I could with the dremel. The part is unpapered and is mounted in the case - I think it looks... good. I had to add some glue to a completely different part of the mod, so I am waiting for that to dry for a while before I put the doors on and bring the case to Jess

pics later on


thanks for the help guys

edit: I will try my best to get a pic of the "reaction shot" but I can't promise anything
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post #398 of 470
I want pics of Jess' face when you reveal it to her! No...I demand pics! She's going to be like

Glad to see it finished CR. This was an exceptional build, and we're not even going to add in that this is a first time mod!
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haha cheers repo

I will have some pics in a little while, maybe Ill include some before and after comparisons
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I Am Very impressed CR, you are doing great work

You have a very lucky girl on your hands
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