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 Posted: Sun Jul 10th, 2016 08:20 pm
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Made a new category for this--I feel that it is important enough to warrant a place of it's own.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 12th, 2016 05:11 am
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Paper cutting , laser cutting , 3D printing  the future is ... now



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 Posted: Tue Jul 12th, 2016 11:46 am
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Here is a good thread on using a paper cutter:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/79025-a-guide-to-using-the-silhouette-cameo-cutter/

and

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27956

and one in French, Google Chrome does a good translation:

http://forum.e-train.fr/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26005

I have a KNK zing cutter, haven't got a chance to really use it but it has shown possibilities:

http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/20642

Now that my health has improved and am back modeling.

Looking forward to using the cutter.

Harold

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 Posted: Wed Jul 13th, 2016 02:04 am
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Thank you Harold for those valuable links about paper cutting machines.
The thread on the Loco Revue forum is an impressive 309 pages long. It can be highly technical specially about using the various CAD softwares with the paper cutter.
I purchased a Silhouette Portrait cutter after reading a special issue of Loco Revue talking about laser cutting, 3D printing and paper cutting machines .



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The software you use is the one featured here?
I thought about Inkscape, but would have to buy the .svg extension (Designer)  from Silhouette of course. The cost comes out to be almost the same. A friend of mine, who makes rr. models out of etched nickel silver. creates everything in Inkscape.
Think I have to deeply dive into the respectve internet forums to find out what people say about Designer.



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What a great thread! Maybe someday, we can take an Armitage or Gebhart loco plan and feed it into the laptop and have it printed in 3D in 15 minutes!
Carry on, this is very interesting.

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Helmut, I have the Model Builder software you linked to. I like it a lot. You can use any image or texture and create things in nearly any scale. It isn't difficult to use and is very versatile.



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A word of caution--
I bought a Silhouette Curio through Amazon and it came promptly, last week.  It didn't work---stone cold dead when plugged in. Called Silhouette. endured 30 minutes of the most mind numbing noise while on hold. Finely realized that there was a way to get them to call back, which they did-- two hours later. Talked with a pleasant gal, who didn't know the product very well. She decided to send me a new power cord, including the wall wart. That was over a week ago and still waiting
In the mean time, more testing on my part, makes me think that the cord is OK, the fault is in the unit it's self.

Perhaps by Christmas-----

Herb, who never runs with scissors.



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Grrr... I was afraid of that issue. Herb, your problems are the first I have heard like that, but the 'organization' that sells the machine seems to be an entity in Utah that probably doesn't know much about anything. I hope not to have problems with my machine.



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After I wrote the above post, and thought--heck-return the thing and buy another. Amazon pays for UPS to pick it up next working day at no cost for return, refund when they get it back. Tomorrow, I order a new one.

Beat me with a stick--it feels SO good !

Not throwing my scissors away yet !

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