Here's a fun project for the long holiday weekend via our discussion boards! Core77er gmay3able recently shared a clever creation of his with our fellow readers much to our delight: a DIY hot wire foam cutter table.
Check out his sketches and process photos below—
The original sketch The wire is hooked up to a power supply, as gmay3able writes, "from those red and black terminals on the guitar tuners. Those are 'banana jacks' and I'm using banana leads that are connected to a variable bench top DC power supply." Hot wire demo Enter a caption (optional) Enter a caption (optional)
"I wanted to share the process because it's a really easy weekend project and it cut through 5 layers of glued together foam sheets like butter! You'll end up with a powerful tool that will help speed up your foam modeling. This version can cut make cuts up to 28" tall and 16" wide but you can adjust it to be as large as you want. You can cut horizontally or vertically, it's easily adjustable with the corner clamp on the arm that holds the wire, and the hole thing breaks down and fits in the base.
I hope the pictures give more detail on how it works but feel free to ask any questions!"
If you want to take a look at full documentation of the project or ask more questions about how it's made, write your questions below or on the original discussion board!