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Paper building ( testing my new Silhouette Portrait cutter )
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 Posted: Fri Oct 7th, 2016 01:10 am
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One of 62 factory windows that I cut, just set in place in a background building.



Material .017'' ''cover stock'' The stuff that file folders are made from. Single cut, carbide knife set to protrude about .025'' No numbers on carbide knife carrier. Heavy coat of Floquil to soak in and stiffen. Note that there is some fuzz in corners, mainly. It will have to be sanded before instillation. The carbide knifes are definitely the way to go.

Now why did I pick a window frame with a bunch of green paint slobbered onto the brick---Oh well, will look OK from 3' away.


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Hi Herb,
Nice work. :2t: Sure beats cutting them all out by hand, huh? :bg:



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 Posted: Fri Oct 7th, 2016 11:18 pm
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@Herr Bert
so you're responsible for me having ordered sets of 45° and 60° CB09 cutters in China!
That frame looks absolutely great. Now I hope that stuff will find its way to me pronto.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 7th, 2016 11:40 pm
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Thanks guys!

There was NO WAY that I could, or would, cut that many window sash out by hand!

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I'm glad the Curio finally submitted to you Herb. Pretty cool machine isn't it.



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 Posted: Sat Oct 8th, 2016 03:31 pm
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Yes Ken--but if weren't for the help that you, Helmut, and others gave, I would have given up.

Yes, John it is an amazing machine. The most ''bang for the buck'' that a scratch builder can buy, in my opinion.

What some modelers offshore have achieved is simply mind boggling, and my simple mind doesn't boggle easily--nor do I spend enough time reading the (totally inadequate for a beginner) instructions, I have to admit.

If I can find some time today,  I am trying to draw some simple cornice trim for that building, on the Curio screen, as apposed to a scanned drawing that the window was.

Again, thanks to all for your help.


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My mind boggles easily and this machine looks like something I need!  With a background of using CAD and vector imaging software this might be an easy transition from cutting things out by hand.

A lot more investigation into this machine is in order.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 9th, 2016 03:22 am
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Bob, for sure you want to review the differences between the models. The Curio was attractive to me because of the moving deck/platform that holds the material to be cut. It is very versatile.



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Here is my first complete Silhouette Portrait project.  TT scale, metric gauge shed for  the belgian  vicinal steam tramway.
Printed on HP matte brochure paper 180 g/sm,  thickness 0,23 mm
Silhouette portrait settings:blade depth 3 , speed 4cm/s,  ratchet blade 4, thickness 24, single cut.
The building was drawn using the Model Builder software.
Cutting and folding lines drawn using Inkscape software , file saved as  plain SVG  format ( to keep the dimensions unchanged, saving as   inkscape SVG format will scale by 0,8 ) . From the Inkscape manual: Plain SVG is the standard SVG without Inkscape-specific markup. Use Plain SVG for best interoperability with other applications that may be used to open the file.
The building is composed of 4 layers.

The steam tramway body is 3D printed

Jacques


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This is a really neat machine and I am very, VERY glad that I probably won't be making any more structures on my layout or I might have to eat Ramen and rice for a while to be able to afford one! As Spock would say-"Fascinating!"

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