Customs: Hot Tools for the advanced

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  1. Solscud007

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    Hey guys and gals,


    After reading frenzy_rumble's thread about Rampage Easy Elbow fix, I remembered seeing a tool that could do this better.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radic...39571-rotf-rampage-easy-elbow-tutorial-3.html

    At Michael's craft store I remember seeing tools for wood burning. Basically it is a soldering iron with different detachable tips.

    Sure enough there is one with an xacto blade tip!!!

    Designed For Herâ„¢ Creative HotKnife Toolâ„¢

    26035, CREATIVE HOTKNIFE


    If you wait you can find a coupon usually, for 40%-50% off a single regular priced item. Then you can get this hot knife for $8-$10.
     
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    I'll have to look for this next week at Hobby Lobby, that will be a 40% off week for those that like to shop there. I don't mind going there for quick stuff, but I prefer my real hobby shop where the ratio of men to old ladies is much higher.
     
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    thanks for the link and info solscud, I already got one on it's way through ebay though.
     
  4. Solscud007

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    So you rather hang around a sausage fest of nerds buying modeling supplies than go shop where all the milfs go to buy craft items? haha j/k who cares where it is sold. As long as it is cheap it could be pink for all I care. its all about the function and not the form, for me.
     
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    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    I used to use my hot knife 20-some odd years ago customizing model cars. It's a nice asset to have in the ol' tool box, as I pointed out to Mike yesterday. The nice one is the Dremel brand model that I linked him to, and you can even buy a potentiometer for it that varies the heat output.
     
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    Oh I agree, its just that for scratchbuilding supplies, nice paints, models, etc... you can't beat a good hobby shop, but every once in a while, Hobby Lobby can pull through for me.
     
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    I mentioned the woodburner/X-acto in the Jetfire knuckle thread awhile back. It's a good tool, but it's essential to have a fresh blade nearly every time. I ran into the issue of plastic burning itself onto the blade, making it dull quite fast.

    On a side note, the tips the woodburner comes with are excellent for making scorch marks, bullet holes and for melting pink insulation foam for either rock formations or fine detailing.
     
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    Can you just take some sandpaper and sharpen them back up?
     
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    Ceramic works better to sharpen X-actos. Sandpaper has the potential to leave tiny nicks and doesn't easily allow for even sharpening. I use a surgical V-sharpener (used for scalpels) for my X-actos and cutting implements. More often than not, I usually just buy a pack of 50 or so and make them last.
     
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    Just wanted to say thanks for this heads up Solscud007! I walked on into my local Michael's last night with the 50% off coupon and walked out with one of these hot knife tools at half price. Also 50% off is my male ego at having to purchase a tool "Just for Her" (tm). :p 
     
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    I felt the same way.
     

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