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Old 05-30-2008, 09:41 AM   #21
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Nice write up Ryan , I have heard of this trick before but wasnt sure if it was indeed just cutting with thread.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:17 AM   #22
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spyder wire fishing like and a couple bic pens works great too.
great job on the cuts!
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:04 PM   #23
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Great post
I especially like how it removes very minimal material. What type of thread do you suggest? Cotton or synthetic?
synthetic is probably going to be stronger i would think
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:25 PM   #24
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does it work on lexan too?
" It Slices, It Dices" It will even cut lexan, You would be surprised what you can cut with it.

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Great post
I especially like how it removes very minimal material. What type of thread do you suggest? Cotton or synthetic?
I tried some cuts today using both,I did not really see much of a difference.


I'm glad to see that I could share a tip thats new and useful to so many people, I'll make sure it's not the last time.

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" It Slices, It Dices" It will even cut lexan, You would be surprised what you can cut with it.
"But wait there's more! call in the next ten minutes and you'll also receive the thread aluminum cutter FREE!"

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Old 05-31-2008, 04:17 PM   #26
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Nice Ryan...I would never have thought of that! Excellent write up.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:22 PM   #27
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I've tried cotton before it only ripped, maybe next time I'll try synthetic or spiderwire instead (I know that stuff works well on fingers!)
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:36 AM   #28
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OMG i should have read this last night INSTEAD of hacking up a new body and then getting TICKED off and buying another body... and wasting another 70$

being a novice sucks!!! and its Expensive:-(
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #29
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that is sweet. now i dont have to be scared of making a misstake on cuting my bodies....wow that makes it sound like i cut my self..lol thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:03 AM   #30
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Good writeup...

this used to be the ONLY way I would cut stuff when I used to build models..

Great results every time...
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:17 PM   #31
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thats awsome wish i would have known that b4 i hacked up mine oh well
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:15 PM   #32
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Just wanted to thank you. This is faster and more accurate than xacto blades or my dremel.

Makes me wonder what else I am doing the hard way
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:08 AM   #33
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That's great, I want to be the first to nominate this for the "Cheap tricks" sticky thread! Just wish I had heard about it before I tried to use a rusty cheese grater to trim my Skool Bus body!
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:25 PM   #34
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Just wish I had heard about it before I tried to use a rusty cheese grater to trim my body hair!
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:27 PM   #35
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Simply amazing.. I am just trying to think what I can try this on before attacking a Tamiya Jeep YJ
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Old 06-07-2008, 10:45 AM   #36
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great idea i've been doing 1/24 scale models forever and never thought of this....what weight thread are you using....i have some heavy thread that i use for making canvas hunting bags for my muzzleloaders and can't snap it by pulling it with my hands to where i'm not cutting myself....to where i have regular thread that snaps at the lightest pull by hand, i can't see this thread working at all..................bob

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great idea i've been doing 1/24 scale models forever and never thought of this....what weight thread are you using....i have some heavy thread that i use for making canvas hunting bags for my muzzleloaders and can't snap it by pulling it with my hands to where i'm not cutting myself....to where i have regular thread that snaps at the lightest pull by hand, i can't see this thread working at all..................bob

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I would just judge it by the thickness. Is the thread thicker than the line you are taking out? If so, move down to a thinner thread. In the demo, I just used standard sewing machine thread that the wife had laying around. I believe it is 40 wt.

I hope that everybody gives it a try and feel free to post up your pics here.



Peace out...
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:17 PM   #38
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Hrm cheap body scissors, which I dont own a set of body scissors......Thanks for the idea man.
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Old 06-09-2008, 04:41 AM   #39
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Great idea! Have you tried dental floss? It should be stronger than thread. I used to use it to remove emblems on cars without hurting the paint or messing up the emblem. It's an old paint and body trick for 1.1 vehicles.
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:38 AM   #40
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Ryan,
Thanks a TON for this tip. I tried it today and I couldnt believe how EASY it cut.

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I used "all purpose" thread I bought at the drug store, no special thickness or anything. And it wasnt hard to keep it from breaking-steady pressure, count to 30 strokes and feed some more...I used the blue tape as a straight edge and cutting like this is slow enough that its easy to keep to the line. Also cuts pretty cleanly.

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