Post by aviphysics on Jan 23, 2012 17:20:10 GMT -9
I have seen the eCraft. To bad it doesn't have alignment sensors for my print and cut work. Still might suggest it to my father for his thing.
A KNK Zing would fulfill both our needs but runs $420 including shipping. Also, the Silhouette platform seems to have better support in the paper terrain community. Also, pages have to be aligned manually using a laser as a guide. It seems to work pretty well but is one more thing to do and for me to screw up.
If money were out of the equation I think I would get the Zing but even the $270 for the Silhouette Cameo on Amazon is pretty high for me.
BTW, I don't think the Cameo uses the caps. It seems like it has an adjustable depth blade now (the end twists and you can select several values).
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2012 17:22:47 GMT -9 by aviphysics
Yep, Silhouette has discontinued the capped blade. I don't have a ratchet blade, so I'm not sure what the depth settings are for it.
What I would recommend at this point is to try and figure out exactly how thick the veneer he plans on using and then asking Silhouette's customer support if either machine is up to the task. They've been pretty good at giving at least some sort of answer when I've sent them questions.
Post by josedominguez on Jan 24, 2012 2:13:00 GMT -9
You'd probably have to set it to do multiple passes and alter the cut depth at each step..... the machine just doesn't generate enough force to cut veneer. Consider the fact that a pair of scissors use the strength of a human arm multiplied up with a mechanical advantage. With the right pair of scissors you can cut steel sheeting. That's all tin snips and bolt cutters are. A couple of drive motors aren't going to come near that and if they did the blade would bind or you'd lose the tip. I've used mine on some varied papers and cards and find that it has problems with anything stiffer than card stock and some fibrous papers. They are nowhere near as tough as veneer. I've got some stiff dense card which is really thin but almost like plastic and it always misses cuts on that as the blade skips over the tough surface.
Sorry for Necrothreading, but this thread was one of the first search result about cutting veneer... ... well, I've done it. It is a thin veneer, made for modelists (the back side has a thin layer of ... something like fabric... to help the glue "grip".
Anyway, with the blade set to 9, the slowest possible speed and the "double cut" option, i have it cut almost perfectly.
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9