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  • Very well done. You're really capturing the look of the old-time (aka olde tyme) store front.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • Dave, Scott, and Greg, thanks for your input.

      I have used Easy Cutters in a few different varieties for many years for lots of stuff, sometimes it's the only tool I use on a project.
      It comes in lots of variations, just google "easy Cutter".

      Here's mine

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      Bob
      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102

      http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=51837

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      • I also have one Bob & use mine constantly....can be pricey, for those that are new to this tool....
        Carl

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        • Bob or Carl,
          Where can I buy an easy cutter?
          Dave
          Dave

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          • Cool tool! I'll have to see about getting one of those. I use the Chopper III which is great but sometimes has difficulty with the thick materials used in large scale.

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            • Carl, Dave, and Ray, thanks for your posts.

              Careful when ordering one of these, they come in many variations, all called EASY CUTTERS. Mine has a movable
              guides that can be set at many different angles, most handy, some are just plain cutters without guides.

              Most are between 20 and 30 dollars, not bad for a really good tool.

              Bob
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                Here's the top of the building front as it stands right now. Except for cutting the first background sheet with openings
                for door and windows, with an Xacto knife, the only tool I have used is the easy cutter.

                Bob

                Sorry, I also used a steel ruler and pencil.


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                • Dave, "Dick Blick" has the proper version:

                  https://www.dickblick.com/items/midw...tter-ultimate/
                  Carl

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                  • Bob,

                    The cornice looks Fantastic!

                    Mike
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                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • Bob the facade is looking fantastic, and the Easy Cutter looks like a very useful tool. Do you have to do any squaring up after you make a cut?
                      How thick a strip can it cut through ?

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                      • Looking great, Bob!! I used the salami method for the corbels on the holt house, I just didn't know it had a name.

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                        • Dave, Carl, Mike, Bill, and Fred, thanks for posting.

                          Dave and Carl, yes, that one from Dick Blick is exactly the same cutter I have,

                          Bill - it cuts square enough for me, I never have to clean it up. Hard to say how thick as that of course
                          depends on the material but it will surprise you at how thick it can cut.

                          Fred, Salami is not the official name, just my name for it. Who knows the official name if it has one.

                          Bob
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                          • Wow!! Beautiful work Bob. Always a pleasure to follow your builds.
                            Jerry



                            "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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                            • Ordered my easy cutter this morning.

                              That's for the link!

                              Home of the HOn3 North Coast Railroad, along the shores of Lake Ontario.

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                              • davidellinger77
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                                David_J_Buckholz If you have received the easy cutter have you been satisfied? There are so many on the market and I kind of wanted to be sure I got the best one. If you remember where you got it would be most appreciative.

                            • Thanks for the info Bob and Carl.
                              Dave
                              Dave

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