A removable element is a nichrome wire for making searing sting. Also, the shafts should be lubricated with household oil for sewing machines.
Supply nichrome wire is included with the machine, which is enough for about 120-150 portraits (when the rate of change sting every 7 portraits). Such a reserve of approximately lasts for six months. An additional supply can be purchased from us or you can search it in the radio parts stores. You can order a supply of wire made of alloy nichrome-tungsten (made in Germany) for $ 5. It is enough for another 500-700 portraits. We can send wire together with the machine or a separate parcel through the post.
Straighten 6 cm of nichrome wire and bend it in the shape of sting, which is in stock. Unscrew the terminals on the floating head CNC and replace the old tip with the new. Tight tighten. The whole process takes about 3-5 minutes.
Yes, it is possible to make the size of the working field of 90*42 cm (16.5 in*35 inches). To increase the size of the working field you need to change 2 rods (studs) on the 1 meter rods with metric thread with a diameter of 8 mm. The cost of stud is about few dollars. You can buy them at hardware stores or fastener stores. We can’t put them in the machine when sending because they don’t fit in a shipping box. If we send the studs (rods) with the second place, there were cases that the rods were bent during the transportation process, leading them into disrepair. Moreover, for larger size there is a rise in the cost of shipping.
The standard thickness of plywood or wood, which the machine burns is from 1 to 10 mm. Thus, it is possible to increase the thickness of the workpiece to almost any thickness, raising the entire structure of the machine. It is necessary to enclose the slats or bars for fastening and fasten them on the table to prevent displacement of the machine.
The machine comes in a box that converts to a table size of 75*75 cm (2,5*2,5 ft).
150 watts, which is comparable to the two incandescent lamps.
If you use a clean plywood (not moisture proof), the smell is not significant. Many of those who first become acquainted with the machine notices that the smell is significantly weaker than the manual weightily. The machine it is possible to put the house and ventilate the room after burning.
We usually use birch plywood because it has bright surface with a small amount of resin on the surface. The grade of plywood is not worse than the CP-CP (grade 2/2 or 2/4).
It is also possible to burn out on light skin.
You cannot use plywood, impregnated with any of the compositions. For example, moisture resistant plywood, laminates, lacquered or laminated wood.
You can purchase an electric jig saw for fast cutting of plywood. Also buy sandpaper with a 100-120 grain for leveling the surface. If you have a lot of orders you can buy a sander with a round disk to simplify the sanding.
Yes, you must burn on a direction of grain of wood. So the line of burning superimposed on the line of the grain of wood. If You burn across the grain, then the image will appear fine mesh.