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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:12 pm 
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This is all very exciting, cutting the windows and doors has always been challenging to say the least, can wait to see more... Thanks for sharing!!


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This is all very exciting, cutting the windows and doors has always been challenging to say the least, can wait to see more... Thanks for sharing!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:42 pm 
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The cutter arrived today and it is WONDERFUL! I tested it on some fairly heavy weight cardboard, placed the cutter on it and gave it a few wacks with a hammer, and voila! Beautiful scallops!

I'm attaching some pix of the cutter, and also of the result.

I am planning to invest in one of those Harbor Freight variety arbor presses, which I hope will save my fingers from getting wacked with the hammer, and also distribute the pressure evenly to get a nice cut.

The owner of the ETSY site, by the way, could not be more pleasant and careful to get it right.

Barb


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:44 pm 
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Here is one more pic of the cutter and the result


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:06 pm 
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Barb, thanks for taking the plunge on this. And for sharing the VERY nice result.

Paul


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Barb, I'll take two yards of the fence!

Really great to see how this hobby has evolved and it is due to many of you who invest time and money on perfecting the technique of making houses and their "parts" and sharing in this forum.


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Barbie I somehow missed this--you got the die from a shop on etsy????? Or Pete??? Where???? And how do I get mine!


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Here's the link to the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/161443252/s ... steel-rule

Coming from a family of printers. For the price that die looks real good.

I would think an arbor press would make it a bit easier.

Or maybe some kinda of a platen press.

I may take the plunge on a door sized die.

Barb, another question. Did you send them a JPG or BMP of the fence outline for the company to work from.

All in all, pretty exciting.

Steve


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:26 am 
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Hi Steve,

I sent them a jpg file, but they have several alternative file types listed on their ETSY site.

Good luck!
Barb


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Attn: barb...

Been trying to contact you via email (off the forum) but keep getting mail demon delivery notices...topic of email pertains to mounting die...will continue to try to send later tonight or tomorrow...

Howard...

Paul...please forgive this open use of forum...I'll delete message later...


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