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Old 03-01-2010, 11:46 AM   #101
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Has anyone tried piano wire or guitar string to do this?
That is how I use to cut windshields out of cars when I was a kid working at the Junkyard.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:46 PM   #102
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works great!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #103
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that looks way easy ha ha
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:53 AM   #104
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good info cant wait to try.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:51 PM   #105
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Clean. Now its time for a new body to do some work on.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:19 PM   #106
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Theres a kiosk in the Mall where these ladies from Indonesia shape eyebrows with thread.
And yes, I tried it. Hurt like a bugger, but my wife was pleased with the results.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:14 PM   #107
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Great how to! I have cut PVC/ABS/CPVC?PEX pipe with thread. I'd also imagine waxed floss would work better? Has a lubricant on it? And I usually us a thread for upholstry. I did moderately well with the exacto by keeeping the blade hot over a candle. And make may passes and it practically falls out.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:14 AM   #108
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do u know if you could cut delrin this way. either way it is a cool trick
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #109
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wow!! Great works!!!

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Old 10-22-2010, 05:32 AM   #110
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nice tut man well done
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:21 PM   #111
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Default Guitar string is a good idea, but...

I am a guitar player, so that suggestion caught my interest, but I would be concerned that the wound strings (like the top E string, not the smooth bottom E string) would have a tendancy to cause Lexan to crack unless you had some kind of backing (wood board to clamp it down on) to both the part you are saving and the part you are discarding. I believe it would simply be to coarse of a string to cut it, like trying to use a chain saw to cut a dowel rod... However I think it might be ideal for thick stuff like the PVC mentioned earlier in this thread (ha! thread... ).

Sweet tutorial, by the way. I would love to see a video example of an actual wheel well being done. I imagine it would be significantly more difficult that a straight line, but well worth the effort if it results in a smooth, perfectly curved cut.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:05 AM   #112
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i was wondering if it would cut lexan too...but if it will cut sc80 pipe it surely will cut some .040 lexan..lol
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:10 PM   #113
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It does a really clean cut.
Thank to pantablo for the video.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:27 AM   #114
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I would think for doing curves and the like, that scoring it first maybe the way to go. Add many of the tips together...draw, hot exacto (to score), thread to cut.
Then again I may have know idea what I'm talking about...lol
Love the thread...hehe
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:41 PM   #115
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glad to know this, i bout cut my finger off every time i look at an x-acto knife
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #116
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amazing, would have never thought of this, great write up!
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:20 PM   #117
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Does anybody have any pics/vids of trying this method on Lexan?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:12 PM   #118
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Great tip! I will be testing this out on the weekend to see how long it takes to make a cut so I can cut the doors of the jeep
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Old 06-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #119
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never seen that be four have too try that on next body i do, thanks four the tip.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:17 PM   #120
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this is probably the most useful thread I have read yet, thank you.
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