Jim's Hotwire


These pictures were submitted by Jim (um... lost his address) of his hotwire planing/turning machine. He also sent some text but I lost that too. x-( Basically, he used a gear motor (at 1/2RPM) to turn the blank and an electric screwdriver (ran with a rheostat and 6V battery charger) to advance the table. It cuts so slowly, the wire basically floats through the foam, needing little force to hold the work in place.

Hotwire1


Hotwire2


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Hotwire4


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Styled and edited by Tim, 04/2004.