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Nightmare Grant
04-29-2008, 09:51 AM
Does anyone know of a good foam cutter for cutting foam for scenes? I would like something heavy-duty for cutting stones and boulders and such.


Thanks

Tom
04-29-2008, 10:22 AM
Hot-Wire @ http://hotwirefoamfactory.com/home.php

They have what you need.

gadget-evilusions
04-29-2008, 10:37 AM
Grant,

We also use Hot Wire foam factory tools. They work great for EPS and pink foam board.

Matt Marich
04-29-2008, 05:32 PM
These guys have the most professional stuff out
there.



http://www.demandproducts.com/foamcut.php

Infoamtek
04-29-2008, 08:45 PM
I second that, Matt.

SpookywoodsFX.com
05-05-2008, 09:05 AM
Dremels, drills and all the cute little bits and wheels you can find...
And don't forget the heat gun.

http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Gothic_Horror/IMG_6494.JPG

http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Gothic_Horror/IMG_6499.JPG

http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Gothic_Horror/IMG_7123.JPG

SpookywoodsFX.com
05-05-2008, 09:06 AM
http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Castle/IMG_5424.JPG

http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Castle/photo14.jpg

http://www.spookywoods.com/gallery/2007/Castle/IMG_5419.JPG

mindtumor
05-05-2008, 09:33 AM
What is the heat gun used for?

SpookywoodsFX.com
05-05-2008, 09:45 AM
It has several different uses. I used it mostly to help smooth out the texture where needed, or, create a texture that I couldnt get otherwise. You just need to experiment with it on different types of foam. When we get the time, I hope to release a DVD.

MDKing
05-05-2008, 10:12 AM
Great photos!

I also agree the Demand Products are the best!

Allan

Barry
05-05-2008, 10:19 AM
Dremels, drills and all the cute little bits and wheels you can find...
And don't forget the heat gun.

and a whole lot more talent that I will ever have.... LOL Great work!!

xxxdirk
05-05-2008, 03:11 PM
OMG Spookywoods! Congratulations, That is really impressive!! Glad to see your guy is using a respirator. That suff is really messy when you use a grinder. Any reason you do mot use a hot wire foam carver?

SpookywoodsFX.com
05-05-2008, 06:39 PM
That's me in the picture. There is no way I would do it without a respirator. Even with one on I would still choke up a few beads here and there. Ear plugs, goggles and a respirator are a must. An air hose is nice to have around as well.
I do actually use the HotWire brand tools but I don't like being tied down to just a certain set of tools.

And Barry, thanks. I just make it up as I go :p

icandrawem2
05-05-2008, 08:10 PM
Well I think we all agree that the hotwire would be alot more useful if it didnt cool down so fast when it hits the foam...makes for a really slow process.

Motograter
05-05-2008, 09:55 PM
That is BADA$$ looking.

Infoamtek
05-06-2008, 09:07 AM
For large rough work, I like using an electric barbecue starter hooked to a dimmer. It doesn't cool down as fast as the wire.

SpookywoodsFX.com
05-06-2008, 10:13 AM
For large rough work, I like using an electric barbecue starter hooked to a dimmer. It doesn't cool down as fast as the wire.

I've heard of that. Got plans for one? I would like to try that out!

damon carson
05-08-2008, 06:39 PM
That really is awesome! Alot of time and hardwork tied up in all that. Ive done some foam work but not on such a large scale. Time consuming and very messy!
Damon

mindtumor
05-22-2008, 05:19 PM
We ended up ordering these a couple of weeks ago. I will say they shipped them super fast. I got them within the week.