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glass cutting?

What kind of blade should you use if cutting glass bottles on a wet tile saw ?

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Chocolate, cutting it Answered

How do you cut up a thick bittersweet chocolate bar (the good stuff!) without reducing much of it to tiny shards?

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Laser cutting.

Hello (excuse my English really bad I'm Belgian and French) I would like to cut aluminum sheet of + - 5 mm thick and also cut paper without "burning the edges" I would like to know what kind of "laser head" the cheapest possible exists and what would be even better, whether this kind of "laser head" is recovering ... I was thinking of a DVD laser burner but, even though I I'm as good at DIY as an elephant is good at skydiving, I guess a DVD burner will not cut aluminum ... A big thank-you

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cut maltese?

Grooming maltese to make short hair

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Cut and Paste.

 Hello, Should I be able to cut and paste when using the instructables site, e.g. when answering or asking a question? This has probably been asked before but I searched and couldn't find anything relevant. Thank you.

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Polycarbonate cutting

So, I had an idea some time back, to inset a rectangle cutting of a lens off a pair of glasses, into an eye cup for your camera. Costco sell their lenses to minors for 20 dollars, if I could get them to sell me just lenses, would a glass cutter like they have at home depot (i think) be able to cut it down to a small rectangle? If not, how could I cut it?

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Cutting Help?

Does anyone have any tips/ideas on how to engrave designs into acrylic? Preferably letters, i would like to know how to engrave letters clearly Thank You

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Be on the cutting edge

Yes, you can be on the cutting edge, come see my new instructable while it's still caught in the filters. Sure, we all know the Instructables staff is busy at SXSW (*), so while they're busy hobnobbing with the likes of Drew Curtis and Perez Hilton, check out my latest. * Don't actually know that.

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stone cutting

I have yet to use a laser to create my work. I wish I could and if I did, this is what I would create: switch plate art, I call it"splart" right now I use diamonds and carbide on old Ohio barn slate. This is created with disposible hand drawn templates. A fine wet surface grind to finish and a coat of waterbase poly. A very basic "instuctable," This is my entry. I am: http://www.splart.com

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diamond cutting steel.... Friction cutting?

Recently got a diamond wheel for angle grinder.   tho it is marketed to cut tile, marble, etc, i tried it on steel.  cuts quick enough, but leaves huge burrs. burrs 4x thicker than the workpiece.   seems the blade just melts and squishes the steel out of the way.  it works, kinda, leaving a hazardous ragged edge on the work... i see why they dont market those blades for  steel. im reminded of friction cutting blades.

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What is better for cutting steel a cold saw or band saw?

Im considering buying a cold saw or band saw but im just wondering what is better in terms of cutting quality,speed,noise and ease of use.

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What is the best way to cut an semi circle at the end of a flat piece of steel? Answered

I have a a 100mm wide piece of flat steel and i want to cut a perfect semi circle at the end of the steel to make it look nice. I dont have a plasma cutter and im wondering how to get the perfect semi circle shape.

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What is the name of the company?

What is the online company that does custom cutting? i think it starts with a P. i'm pretty sure i saw it here or maybe advertised in an issue of MAKE.?

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Cutting Hardened Steel

So here's my situation... I've lost the key to my U-lock - I'm fairly certain it fell out of my pocket while I was sitting - somewhere :/... Any recommendations on how to cut it? After chewing up 1 hacksaw blade to it's dull tomb, I'm fairly certain it's made from hardened steel. Bugger. From past expirience, bolt cutters don't play nice with hardened steel :p Recommendations? oh, and it's a decent lock - picking isn't an option :/

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Laser Cutting Digitally Printed Images?

Is it possible to laser cut full color, digitally printed images from fabric? For example, a full color image of a butterfly? Say, if I printed a series of butterflies onto white fabric and then want to have each butterfly laser cut individually from the fabric, is that possible? Can the laser be set up to cut on the outline of the butterfly and leave the colors in tact? Or is my only option to do digital printing after laser cutting the basic shape? Finally, is there anyone willing to help with a prototype that would use the described technique?

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Cutting Tin - Candy & Mint Containers

Greetings all,   I have an interest in cutting patterns in the smooth tops of tin candy & mint containers but am a complete noob to this sort of fabricating, would appreciate any helpful offboard links or posted Instructables here. What I'm wanting to achieve is a 'finished' item that looks plasma-cut but since the item itself is quite fragile as well as small in general size I have no clue other than the very time-consuming process of 'routing' out such with a mini-Dremel.     Fairly tight budget here too so a dedicated C-N-C setup is a bit unlikely but no impossible. Thanks in advance !

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How to cut aluminum hard drive platters?

After determining that a hard drive platter is aluminum (I don't want to try to cut the glass ones), how could I cut it neatly?  I'd like to cut out neat rectangles for a small kaleidoscope.  I tried a hacksaw, but it was a messy cut, and I expect it bent the optical surface a bit.  I tried a rotary tool with cut-off discs, but the aluminum chewed up the discs really fast--I could see the discs shrinking before my eyes into tiny circles.  

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Cutting 1/4" thick safety glass

I have a shower screen of plain 1/4" safety glass which I need to cut and re-use. Could anyone let me know the safest and easiest way to cut this? Any help would  be appreciated.

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Upright wood cutting right at Home Depot? Answered

I've see this upright wood cutting right at home depot.  They put the wood in the rig and then slide a circular saw down and it makes the cut.  Does anyone know what this sort of rig is called?  Has anyone seen a good instructable on how to make one?

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I have a thermopedicfoam mattress topper that I want to cut into quarters . How to make neat cuts?

I want to make a bed for old dog by cutting the mattress into quarters. Any suggestions on how to bes make neat cuts in the foam. Its about 4" thick.

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Where can i buy a cutting mat? Answered

You know those green/blue/black grid mats in lots of instrutables? i need one. where can i buy it?

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Looking for a research area or project on laser cutting .

Hi guys Interested in doing a project or research on laser but wanna gain sound knowledge of lasers and laser machining especially cutting beforehand. Please suggest books(journals), articles, websites etc. on laser cutting for this poor manufacturing undergrad.? Ideas will automatically crop up in my mind. Thanks.

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I want to make a bench\trestle to cut firelogs on with a chain saw.

 I need to cut logs with a chain saw to make firewood and need some form of wooden trestle 

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Cutting round wood. How do I square round wood for ripping into boards? Answered

I want to cut small logs into boards.

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how do i cut a wine bottle in half from top to bottom?

I am a chef and i want to use it as plate for a dessert feature so the edges have to be smooth and the cut has to be straight i thought of freezing water in the bottle and then cutting it on a band saw, but i have never used one before and i dont want to invest money into something that wont  work. any ideas i would love to hear them, thanks

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when cutting a mold for jewelry i am not getting all the details?

I am confused with this one, i have vented it (from a couple of times to many times) i am using a silicone rubber. the piece is only 1 inch but has a lot of writing on it. i have cured the mold properly. i have played around with wax temp. (i use a injectomatic) i have also done alot of different pressure tests. need help badly thanks

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Bandsaw

Could someone tell if it is doable to put a wetsaw blade in a standard bandsaw, run a slow stream of water over the glass to be cut (a bottle in this case) and thereby convert the standard bandsaw into a wet saw?

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local lapidary CLUB?

WHERE CAN I FIND LAPIDARY TOOLS TO USE OR BUY IN GA.

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i want small size 3000 rpm motor capable of running with a battery?

What size of battery is required for it  capacity of battery  what could be possible max weight of battery

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I need to get a hole in the bottom of a wine glass to put a string of lights in it..

I'd love to make some lighted wine bottles for a christmas present but have no idea how to easily (hopefully) get a hole in the back of the glass without shattering it. Any suggestions?

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Cutting acrylic sheets

I am trying to cut some pieces of acrylic sheeting about 3/16th inches thick.  I was wondering if the instructables on the laser cutter built from 2 old scanners would work for cutting the acrylic sheets? Or if not that, what might work for making acrylic parts that are flush enough to chemical bond making a water tight connection? Thank you, Eron.

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Laser Cutting service

We are offering an affordable solution for high precision cutting. Based in London (UK). Maximum sheet size for cutting: 600x450mm, max thickness 6mm. Can cut all sort of plastics, wooden materials, MDF, etc... Can not cut Metals. Check our ebay page for more info, and feedbacks: Precisioncutting.  

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Cutting a square hole? Answered

This is a really basic question—I have managed to get to 66 years old and still be a complete handyman novice, I have tried but my best efforts are lamentable. I think it is because I have never had anyone to show me handy things and have never asked anyone so turning over a new leaf I am determined to start making a few things instead of spending a fortune buying them and paying people to do things for me. My first project is to make a simple slide carrier and I have bodged one up in cardboard but it really needs to be in something stronger so it is rigid, metal would be ideal but very stiff board would also do if I can not cut the metal. I do have a thin sheet of aluminium, (from the casing of an old laptop) that I would like to use buy am frightened of messing up & worse injuting myself! I now realize that I have no idea how to cut a square hole in a piece of metal or, for that matter, what tools I need to cut aluminium in the first place! My overiding consideration is to be safe so I don't want to try, (what to me is a daunting task but probably to you guys the simplest of things) not knowing what I am doing. So can someone please help me out and tell me what tools I need and how to go about cutting a square hole in a piece of metal? Rest assured I will not do it if I do not think I can safely. Thanks.  

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Laser Cutting Help!

Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how you can laser cut an engraved image (bitmap) which you have taken off the internet? I am using Coreldraw, Corellaser and Laserdrw and don't have much experience at all with it. Thank you.:)

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Laser cut ruler? Answered

I was thinking about a laser cut ruler. Is it really pointless? It will be made out of blue light-gathering acrylic. I was just wandering if it was going to be useless...

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How to cut a whiteboard? Answered

Over the summer I acquired a very large whiteboard (4' x 8') from a summer camp that was trying to get rid of them. I wanted to put a grid onto it and use it for Role Playing Games-- the only problem being that it is HUGE! It doesn't fit anywhere in the house other than the garage, so it's been collecting dust in there since the summer. Rather than have it end up in a Goodwill somewhere, I would like to put it to use. My plan is to cut it into a few smaller pieces because it would be able to fit into my house and be more proportional to RPG size. So the question is: How might I cut this whiteboard without chipping or cracking it?

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saddle cut in pipe

How to make a saddle cut in pipe

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Laser knife that cuts?

Does anyone know how to make a small handheld laser knife that cuts like a engraver but more handheld and able to adjust power? thanks!

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laser cut files

Can I have the laser cut files for the dual axis smart solar tracker.thanks

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Laser cut parts

I'm looking for help getting some new smaller drafting tools cut. The cut area is no bigger then 9"x6", I was hoping to get the part cut out of .04" clear Lexan, I can supply if needed. I'd also like to have the parts etched as well if that is possible as well. I have the rough drawing done in AutoCAD so far.

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Cutting Board Fix? Answered

I made two cutting boards and apparently I did a bad job cutting it or the wood was too roughly cut or something, I don't know, but now they both have gaps in them. I glued one up, and the other one I didn't but could tell it was going to be the same. Is there any way to fix my goof, or if there is not, what is another project that I could use the wood for as to not completely waste it? Thanks!

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Wood Cutting Question

HI, I need to fit wood in a pattern shown. I'm not sure exactly how to fit the boards, I'm looking for structural integrity and angles that aren't ridiculously  hard to cut.

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Principles of Laser cutting

I have being repairing all forms of cutting & welding machines for some years. In my experience for example Plasma cutters work on a principle of momentous arc. This is formed by a High frequency arc it only gives you 30 milliseconds to start your current flow. Air is required to force this arc out of the plasma cutting head. Ok got your attention now getting back to a laser cutter it also uses air to force out cutting light to cut or engrave. so looking for more under standing to work on a problem.

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Laser cutting projects?

Woah!! I just found a laser cutting workshop near my home! Give me some links of projects which "You Like The Most"! Is there any portal for laser cutting ideas, projects and ready plans and tutorials? *** UPDATE: I have made some 3D models in 'Autodesk 123D'. But I how can I convert the surfaces to 2D, so that I can use them in laser cutter. I am unable to figure it out. Please Help! *** UPDATE: 123D has now a very cool feature for all Laser-Philic folks! Now we can add 2D sheets in 123D for laser cutting. btw, I am now well aquainted with Google Sketchup and using it for all of my laser cutting work. To learn how to use Google Sketchup for laser cutting, see this cool Instructable from user 'flightsofideas': https://www.instructables.com/id/SketchUp-Inkscape-and-Ponoko-Laser-Cutting/

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To cut a 4X4 post? Answered

Is it better to use a Miter saw or can I just use a Circular saw?

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