This is a brilliant idea. I have to go find a box now because it gets way too messy. I have a small workspace that is where I also eat and do my work so this is a must.if you do alot of work indoors with the sanding and foam you can get a good size card board box and poke a hole in the box just big enough for the hose to fit in and then you have less mess it does work really well.
I struggle with getting it in the right consistency with the thinner. I have it in a small bottle either I put in too little to be able to pour it out, or I put too much in and after a few days it's too thick/hardened.Welcome to dremel world where using the dremel help lots but also cause black spots everywhere also nice work on pieces. When u use barge, be extra careful bc that glue will stick in a snap or 2.
Thank you for that suggestion - okay Shoe Goo. I will see where I can get this. I am wondering if I should reinforce the back of of the chest and the upper back before connecting the two.
It may be my cardboard stencils or my angled cuts or gluing. Do you use the straight edge when you cut the foam as well?You might want to get a metal ruler......something w/ a thin rubber bottom to prevent from slipping. It will keep your cut lines straight much better than free handing it alone.
if i get the chance i will take a pic of the box i have i really went recycle nut on it lol. but you are welcome and you are doing great i could never get the foam thing to work for me...Okay here is a progress update. I can't believe it is past 3:00 pm...I started at around 11:00 am. Lots of practice but unfortunately need to re-do this part.
So I found a box in a recycling dumpster. This worked very well but I still am finding particulate matter from yesterdays sanding. I think I can make this box a bit better as well. Thank you marinesniper !
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I finished sanding the back of the pieces that I felt needed to be sanded.
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The dremel spun the piece over and knicked the surface. Didn't seem bad enough for me to re-do the piece, and I had this feeling this wasn't going to turn out well anyway so I let it be.
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Despite sanding down to make room for the right angle it didn't seem enough. I am a little puzzled at how this is going to work - do I have to sand it that much more? This is tricky for me.
On the second image below, I highlighted the piece on the computer screen that my thumb is touching.
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I am going to take a break then try this again.
Yep...Not just to straighten out my draw lines, but primarily as a guide for my blade....It gives me the straightest lines and also smooth bevel cutsIt may be my cardboard stencils or my angled cuts or gluing. Do you use the straight edge when you cut the foam as well?
Yep...Not just to straighten out my draw lines, but primarily as a guide for my blade....It gives me the straightest lines and also smooth bevel cuts
Wait so you guys draw onto the foam and then use a ruler to cut? Uh oh . Wasn't doing that myself lol.I second the metal ruler. I also use one too get straight cuts.
Suspicion intensifiesAnd yes the blade gets sharp enough as if it were fresh out of the box.
What type of sharpener?I got a sharpener and just keep sharpening my blade over and over....I replace once the tip breaks...I can get a lot more life out of each blade doing this. And yes the blade gets sharp enough as if it were fresh out of the box.
I may be overthinking this I feel like my blade would drift away from the straight edge. I tried it once and this is probably why I stopped using the straight edge. Okay, I will try this out going forward but keep what I have so far.Yeah, all my cuts are beveled. You just angle the blade and cut towards the metal. It's bad for the blade, but I replace mine often enough anyways.