Since I figured my DX would not last long, I cut up the plans and glued the patterns to poster board. This way when its time for a new one I can just place the pattern on the foam and cut around it with a razor knife.
Best to cut with a new xacto knife.. # 11 blade..coveredup said:I received my order of Depron and cant wait to get started on my foamy. I have the sheet plans of the 3DX, but not sure how to cut depron. Should I cut out the patterns from the plans, lay them over the depron and trace? Not sure how this is done.
I just cut a little way thru each time with the blade straight up and down..Texas 3D said:the problem I found with cutting depron is when cutting a curve. What is the trick there to get a smooth clean cut ?
I cut a little away from the template... or line on a corner.. then use sandpaper and sand it down to the line.. nice round corner..Texas 3D said:the problem I found with cutting depron is when cutting a curve. What is the trick there to get a smooth clean cut ?
Did you ever set up a foam cutting "table saw" (uses a hot wire). I havent tried that yet but I have cut a lot of foam, mostly Gremlin wings, Combat is hard on parts, allmost as bad as 3D :lol:ChuckAuger said:Since I'm out of the business, I suppose whatever somebody wants to do would work for them 8)
I was trying to stack and cut 4 at a time, and I never did get a good batch and was wasting Depron. If I was cutting out a fan fold for a night of indoor, it might have been different.