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Online Deerslayer

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The Utimate Hot Glue Hinge?
« on: February 06, 2020, 04:06:00 PM »
I have received the occasional respectful, even curious, comments about the hinges on several of my foam creations. Here is a video which demonstrates the technique involved.
The hot knife shown here is one I picked up at Michaels years ago. Note: Before venturing into that place, go to their website and you may be able to grab a coupon to save, say, 40% or so. To make my knife more versatile, I have a standard light dimmer ahead of the hot knife itself. That allows some degree of control over the heat output. When cutting foam with a hot knife, you may choose to use a steel rule or thin plywood piece as your straight edge. Using a wooden guide, the temperature may not vary as much, especially during long cuts, as the wood is an insulator whereas the steel rule is conductive and will be cooling the blade.

https://youtu.be/GrYaB9mZi8g
« Last Edit: February 07, 2020, 02:28:34 PM by Deerslayer »
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Re: The Utimate Hot Glue Hinge?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 11:45:52 AM »
 Well done video Gary. I’m going to try your technique on my rebuild of my Seawind number two.