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52 minutes ago, Chris Palmer said:

While I don't have one personally, I have seen some Canadians here report that it's pretty much a solid piece.  

    Interestingly, at a live Live Bones 4 Kickstarter Event in August 2017, they  said the plan was to make it open inside, and the roof and legs removable.  (There's a video on youtube you can find of the session that I linked to some 50-75 pages ago) where Ron jokes he wants one on his desk to keep his keys in...   Apparently those plans changed.

 

In the Live stream tonight they said it was because the new factory recommended it come assembled because the way they had it jointed, it required heat to put together.  So they said ok.  They've decided that going forward they will need to re-do their joint style so this isnt the case and things dont get assembled.  So you are unlikely to get the roof off or the legs without cutting.

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2 minutes ago, SamuraiJack said:

So you are unlikely to get the roof off or the legs without cutting.

 

*pulls on a pair of surgical gloves with a snap and starts sharpening a saw*

 

...FOR SCIENCE :blues:

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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Just now, dice4hire said:

Someone on this forum has a new table saw ..................................

 

I'd be concerned about the speed/friction of the blade causing (unintended) damage to the figure (granted I've never used a table saw so my concern may be unfounded). 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

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7 minutes ago, OneBoot said:

 

I'd be concerned about the speed/friction of the blade causing (unintended) damage to the figure (granted I've never used a table saw so my concern may be unfounded). 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

Hm, any damage done would be at the bottom, easy to obscure I guess.

 

I'll be using one of these.

 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor hacksaw

 

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12 minutes ago, dice4hire said:

I seriously do think a table saw would be ill-advised when cutting bones. 

 

Oh, it'll do a bang up job of cutting bones!  Not so sure if it's the best tool for cutting Bones though.  If I was going to use a power tool for that I'd go for a band saw with a metal cutting blade on it.

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15 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Umm...

Crowley poked it too hard?

GEM

 

Wouldn't be the first time... <_<

 

14 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Good grief, people. You know that you're averaging 20 pages per day in this thread, right?

Y'all need to slow down and chill out.

::P:

 

:mellow:

 

No.

 

We shall not be calm!

 

We shall be verbose in our enthusiasm! :upside::bday:

 

13 hours ago, Dan Goodchild said:

 

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That's... That's perfect!!  And accurate!! :lol:

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38 minutes ago, dice4hire said:

I seriously do think a table saw would be ill-advised when cutting bones. 

 

DO have an 80W laser cutter… just sayin'.

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11 hours ago, Zink said:

 

Are they promising to ship the paints soon? I was holding off until I got time to look through everything closely. I've done that for about half so far.

I contacted them yesterday as I only had 2 of each barrel in the modern scenics set (instead of 3 of each) and while I'm not in a hurry for them I started thinking that maybe the factory packed them wrong so it would be good if they knew before they shipped all of the US.

My missing barrels shipped yesterday.

So it appears they are fixing issues as they come in.

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2 minutes ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

I contacted them yesterday as I only had 2 of each barrel in the modern scenics set (instead of 3 of each) and while I'm not in a hurry for them I started thinking that maybe the factory packed them wrong so it would be good if they knew before they shipped all of the US.

My missing barrels shipped yesterday.

So it appears they are fixing issues as they come in.

 

Sounds good!

Reaper usually have an excellent customer service, it's the communication that is lacking, I hope they will find a new and capable spokesperson very soon.

 

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31 minutes ago, Mckenna35 said:

 

Oh, it'll do a bang up job of cutting bones!  Not so sure if it's the best tool for cutting Bones though.  If I was going to use a power tool for that I'd go for a band saw with a metal cutting blade on it.

 

I wouldn't use a power saw of any description on thick PVC unless you can turn the speed way down. Saw blades generate quite a lot of heat, and the melting point of PVC without plasticizer is pretty low. Plasticizer drops that further (though there seems to be significantly less plasticizer in Bones Black.) It's really easy to melt plastic with a saw, and that makes a mess.

 

If you can get through it with a knife, that would probably work best, but these are quite thick, so that could easily result in broken hobby knife blades and really nasty cuts right afterwards. I expect that I'll use a razor saw if the knife doesn't work without too much pressure.

 

And all that's assuming that I can't debond the superglue with acetone and then use differential heating to pull the legs out. (I'm not really expecting that to work, but I plan to try.)

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5 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I wouldn't use a power saw of any description on thick PVC unless you can turn the speed way down. Saw blades generate quite a lot of heat, and the melting point of PVC without plasticizer is pretty low. Plasticizer drops that further (though there seems to be significantly less plasticizer in Bones Black.) It's really easy to melt plastic with a saw, and that makes a mess.

 

 

FWIW, a chop saw does a dandy job of cutting cleanly through PVC pipe.  Doesn't melt it and the cut residue is interesting.  It makes little shreds of PVC. Pain to clean up since it's very light and has a high static charge so it wants to cling to everything.  NOt planning on try it with Bones anytime soon...

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1 hour ago, SamuraiJack said:

 

In the Live stream tonight they said it was because the new factory recommended it come assembled because the way they had it jointed, it required heat to put together.  So they said ok.  They've decided that going forward they will need to re-do their joint style so this isnt the case and things dont get assembled.  So you are unlikely to get the roof off or the legs without cutting.

 

you can try saws.....or... you could try doing the same as the assembly only in reverse, and heat the thing up before pulling the legs out.

Just boil a large pan of water, take it off the heat, dump the thing in and leave a few minutes before taking it out and pulling. 

Should not be too difficult when it's all soft and rubbery.

 

This assumes they did not use glue when asssembling. why waste money on glue when cooling down does the trick?

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