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I have seen a couple of YouTube videos on these gadgets. Kind of like a tiny hot glue gun, but has an automatic feed for the medium. Just thinking aloud what someone could do with one. The one that I saw used ABS rod, but I would not be surprised if Evergreen round styrene stock might work as well

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13 hours ago, Roger U said:

Very interesting. Could be very useful if it will work with styrene.

 

Assuming that it uses material rods of the same diameters commonly found in Evergreen and Plastruct round stock, I can't see why it wouldn't. ABS and Styrene should have pretty similar melting points.

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I am impressed with the lack of any diagrams or plans anywhere in sight for reference. This is obviously a very experienced builder with an uncommon ability for making multiple pieces that match and fit squarely. Thanks for posting that for us to be inspired by.

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30 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

I am impressed with the lack of any diagrams or plans anywhere in sight for reference. This is obviously a very experienced builder with an uncommon ability for making multiple pieces that match and fit squarely. Thanks for posting that for us to be inspired by.

THX Tom!

Exactly what I wanted to say....just didn't get it to sound the same when typed!!

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Way beyond what I could do with the tool. I'm a little underwhelmed by it. It's great if you've got the the talent the guy in the video has. It's like watching a good wood carver whittle something in wood. Or machinist build something from scratch in metal. And I'm sure we've all seen beautiful models done in both wood and/or metal in the past. Just not one built by me. 

Dont get me wrong. I think the model he built was great. I just don't see the pen he's using as anything new that will help an average model builder like me improve what I'm already doing. 

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