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Sushi! The Pitcheron
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Jan 04, 2006
, 02:09 AM
Roseville, California, United States
Joined Mar 2001
Since I finally found a reliable source of foam located about 5 minutes from my home, I decided it was time to dust off the old feathercut machine and see if I could remember how to use it. I used compufoil to make my paper templates which I 3m77'd to some leftover Formica. Once those babys were smooth, it was time to cut my huge 4'X8' sheet of foam to more manageable portions. Then I blocked out my plan form on the foam and cut it out with the hotwire. Finally after warming up with some left over new years beer (label removed to avoid embarrassment) and reading the instructions I was ready to cross my fingers and cut some cores.....
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The templates...real low tech
I just had to show off my new workbench lamp...now I can make small things look bigger.
Wing planform blocked out on the foam
trimming to the lines
To early for bench flying right?
The feathercut setup
Ready to go, the moment of truth
I love this thing. Makes cutting foam really easy..once you spend an hour setting it up. :)
the first core
time for the tip
ready for cleanup and cutting out the wingrod logation
Last edited by Hutch; Jan 04, 2006 at