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Richard Riley/Riley's Replicas about  Sign Maker Hot Wire CNC Machine - CNC 052:
Apr 10, 2017
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I had purchased this machine and quite honestly at first it was a bit intimidating, I have never done much with computers other than send emails! This machine has exceeded my expectations! It took about a week to familiarize myself with the machine and then I started working on how to convert my artwork to a line drawing. I am able to make signs and plaques that I would have never tried before. Letters and logos are a cinch and I have even been able to work out making 3D objects with the machine as well! I have found that this machine is invaluable and a HUGE time saver!
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Roger Beauregard about  Crafters Deluxe 2-In-1 Kit - #K16-19:
Feb 16, 2007
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I started building village displays about 15 years ago and just like many of you I struggled trying to do certain things to make my displays the best I could. Then I heard that display builders were using Styrofoam as the base and not plywood. Cutting the holes to hide the wires became easy, not like the plywood. That was just a headache.
So now that I was using Styrofoam I found it very messy to cut leaving me covered with little balls of foam that were just a pain to get rid of. I said, “there has got to be a better way.� So I started to do some reading and looking for videos to help me and that’s when I discovered the Hot Wire Foam Factory. These tools have been such a blessing to me and have helped me build displays so much better than I could have wished for.
The first tools I started with were the Hot Knife and the Sculpting tool. They were easy to use and helped me do more detail work without any problems. Practice with the tools before you use them for your display. Do test pieces and get the feel of how the wire will cut the foam. You should do this with any new tool that are you going to try. The more you practice the better you will find how the tool works. I use the Sculpting tool to shape mountains and the Hot Knife to do fine detail work. The results are just great.
If you want to check out some of my work go to the HWFF gallery and find, under village displays, Halloween Extravaganza, Glass Vignette, Halloween base and Halloween displays. These will give you an idea of just what these can do for you and your displays.
If you have any questions you can email me at and state display question in the subject block.
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Apr 20, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I use a number of HWFF tools to create holiday village displays, but this Sculpting Tool is by far my most used. I use it primarily for carving cliffs and rock edges, and its quality craftsmanship allows me to slice up pieces in no time.

The blade can be bent to carve shapes, but I find it too flexible for this purpose (for this work, I use the Freehand Router Tool). 90% of the time I use the Wire Tensioner addon, which I HIGHLY recommend.

The Sculpting Tool is an absolute workhorse, and I recommend it to any foam hobbyist.
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