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Snap-off swill give you a "new" point....but the rest of the edge of the blade will still be as dull as a spoon............
Damn. Snapping off 3 section chunk????Truth, I'm snapping off a three section chunk at a time on average though, that varies with foam thickness of course.
I use just standard hot knife blades from Hobby Lobby, and a I use them with a wood burning kit knife. I have to crank the heat up to max to get the best cutting result, plus keeping the blade clean helps. Once the blade starts getting a little bit of foam build up I'll grind off the excess foam and re-sharpen the blade with my Dremel. As for standard exacto or 9mm blade knives to me it's not worth spending the extra time to re-sharpen them.
Another great option I discovered awhile back are surgical blades, they do the exact same thing as an exacto knife but are pennies compared to them. Something like this:I'm even more frugal than that. I've been working on my foam-board M247H and I haven't changed the blade yet. I wait till the tip of my exacto breaks off....then switch out for a new blade....It's going on for over a month now. Dude, you are wasting so much $$$.
Fantastic work!! Where do you put your feet?UPDATE!!
More progress on the Ghost. The seat and...gas tank area?...the little bridge between the seat and the main body. They're both now attached to a 2x6 which supports the rider and holds the PVC for the front frame. All the front frame PVC work is done as well. Working on the wings now, their PVC frames, and finishing up the handle bars. I'll eventually go back and clean up the underside so you don't see as much wood. Final pic has a good image of just how long it is.
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Normally on the Ghost your feet would sit on little pegs underneath with your legs kicking out in front. For mine I think I might add two pegs off base of the scooter body almost as if you were sitting in a chair. Out any far forward and there's nothing really sturdy to attach to other than the handlebar shaft which needs to turn.Fantastic work!! Where do you put your feet?
Also, may I ask about the 360 controller on your wall what's the pole on the base for.
How sturdy is the 2x6/ the PVC shaft? Maybe you could run some bits off the side of those...Normally on the Ghost your feet would sit on little pegs underneath with your legs kicking out in front. For mine I think I might add two pegs off base of the scooter body almost as if you were sitting in a chair. Out any far forward and there's nothing really sturdy to attach to other than the handlebar shaft which needs to turn.
Yeah I'm still working on getting smoother edges on my foam builds so hopefully in the future everything can look a little less polygonal. Also, I'm really wanting to get back to work on the tank too, but it's going to have to wait until spring. Tank is currently buried under 5 feet of snow lolWoah! I'll be honest I was worried that they polygonal pep model style construction was going to distract from the overall build. But, once you put that metallic purple paint on there I got really giddy! Looking forward to more details and lights and stuff. Great work Benton188 ! I hope the weather gets good soon too so we can start seeing more tank!!