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Tools for Scribing Panel Lines or Cutting Out Doors


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#81 Psychographic

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 05:15 AM

I've tried a plethora of scribers, picks etc. over the years. I still have not found a tool that does the curves of a door or trunk line great.

I think I'll give the thread method a try some day.

 

I'd also like to see a tool that would allow routing a channel for a window to set into so glass could be installed from the outside like a 1:1.

Try the straight pins for doing the curves, hold the pin close to the pointed end for more control.

 

You could try making a tool with the description I made above, just leave out the pointed edge on the right. File the flat edge at an angle so it could scrape the plastic. I don't know for sure if it would work, but it's worth a try. 



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hey guys! I just tried a new tool for cutting out the doors on my 57 Chevy Speedster!!

 

I used the metal cutting blades from the Dremel Moto saw......they work amazing!! Give em a try yourself! 

 

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#83 Len Woodruff

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

Very interesting Kenny. I see the number but do they have ultra fine teeth?



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

What a great idea! I have a bunch of jeweler's saw blades, and never thought about using them for modelling. BTW, jeweler's saw blades are similar to the Dremel blades, they come in various sizes. The smallest- 8/0, is .006" thick and .013" wide, with 84 teeth per inch (very fine). I will be adding some to my model tool kit. Thanks!



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

Very interesting Kenny. I see the number but do they have ultra fine teeth?

 

Yep Len.....extremely fine teeth.



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:20 PM

What a great idea! I have a bunch of jeweler's saw blades, and never thought about using them for modelling. BTW, jeweler's saw blades are similar to the Dremel blades, they come in various sizes. The smallest- 8/0, is .006" thick and .013" wide, with 84 teeth per inch (very fine). I will be adding some to my model tool kit. Thanks!

Also a great idea Hugh. Those sound like great blades!