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III. Scoring and Snapping has been added.

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nice
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Yay, I get to learn from one of the best.

EDIT: Can a jigsaw thing be used as well?
Edited by Danylu - 7/21/08 at 11:58pm
    
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It would be nice to see a guide on how to tap plastics nicely.
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Originally Posted by kennymester View Post
It would be nice to see a guide on how to tap plastics nicely.
Thank you kennymester.

+

Added to the list of topics to be covered (Maybe a section on reservoirs).


Danylu ~ Yes. A jigsaw will do the job. Additionally, it is advised to use a specialised blade. There are 2 kinds; one for > 1/8", and and another for < 1/8".

Pics, and descriptions will be added soon.
Edited by Syrillian - 7/22/08 at 5:44am
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Syr, can you get some information on curving the acrylic and use of heat gun? Keep up the good work... your building my confidence now...
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Quote:
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It would be nice to see a guide on how to tap plastics nicely.
Tapping acrylic really isn't tat difficult; much the same as tapping metals, just I prefer using water rather than cutting oils for tapping plastics (some cutting fluids/greases may contain chemicals that can attack the acrylic).
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post #28 of 457
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Syr, can you get some information on curving the acrylic and use of heat gun? Keep up the good work... your building my confidence now...
Will do. It may be a week or two, but if you want some info prior to that time, please feel free to PM me.




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Tapping acrylic really isn't tat difficult; much the same as tapping metals, just I prefer using water rather than cutting oils for tapping plastics (some cutting fluids/greases may contain chemicals that can attack the acrylic).
Excellent advice, Rado.

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I'm glad you posted this, you had me at the first mention of it in your Silentium log. This will certainly be a -very- helpful plethora of information for alot of amateur and veteran modders alike.

In short, w00t!
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Will do. It may be a week or two, but if you want some info prior to that time, please feel free to PM me.

Thanks much man, and I can wait, Im finally getting my WC gear ordered today so Ill have my new toys to learn how to use for a while.
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