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Don McLellan
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« Reply #25 on: June 23, 2021, 11:04:51 PM »

Thanks Mike.  Now looking at how to cover it. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 24, 2021, 04:03:51 AM »

That's a lovely little thing Don. Does one need to be an IT expert to bridge the gap between a paper drawing or plan, and the delicate balsa shapes the machine cuts out? How is the required info fed to the craft cutter - USB link to computer, or memory stick, or whatwhich?

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« Reply #27 on: June 24, 2021, 02:41:44 PM »

Hi Stephen,

I'm probably the last guy who should be handing out info regarding 'how to' and craft cutters......................however:

I make an electronic drawing of the parts I want to cut out, then send this drawing to my craft cutter.  Note that my cutter plugs into my computer with a cord, so sending the info to my craft cutter is just a couple of key strokes.  My craft cutter is several years old.  The maximum width and length I can cut is not that big:  8" wide by 12" long.  Also, the maximum depth of cut I can make is .040".

Actually just remembered, my wife bought me a new, larger craft cutter for Christmas, but I have yet to open it.  (Old dog, new tricks etc...........plus brain fade......haha........).

Craft cutters will read file types other than DXF, but I have never tried using a different file type.

Tony Ross and others on this board are far more familiar with craft cutters, so please feel free to chime in.

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Don
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« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2021, 09:17:15 PM »

I use Inkscape for tracing parts......you can bring a pdf file into Inkscape and trace it to create a .svg file that my cutter can use.  Also if you are worried about the balsa leaving dust and balsa on your platen, I have made platen out of cereal boxes and they work....cheap alternative and you can toss them when they wear out.  Make them the same width as the factory one, draw a grid on it and spray with adhesive.
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »

Thanks Don and pedwards. Intriguing stuff.

Stephen.
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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2021, 06:15:30 PM »

Apologize for the lack of progress on my Corsair.  My printer seems to have gone on strike, so can't print any tissue.
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« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2021, 06:22:57 PM »

Strike partially over.  Did manage to print some tissue.
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2021, 11:41:43 AM »

As usual Don, your Corsair and printed tissue are looking terrific.

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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2021, 02:51:42 PM »

Thank you Paul.  Now have to get busy and install the tissue.
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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2021, 07:54:38 PM »

Looking forward to those skins being applied!  I know it will be fantastic!
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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2021, 10:03:09 PM »

Lovely looking structure Don.

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« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2021, 09:16:42 PM »

Thanks Sky, John.  Managed to get some tissue on the fuse today.
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