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OK, almost entirely: The actual cutting is done by a metal drill bit. Everything else, however, is Lego system elements. It looks like the machine uses a “raster” type subtractive process, covering the surface of a florist’s foam block in a close-packed grid of holes, each of which is drilled to an appropriate depth to form the final surface contours. It doesn’t look like it works at all, until maker Arthur Sacek turns on the hair drier to blow away the chaff. Then the magic happens. [via The Brothers Brick]

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. ” It doesn’t look like it works at all, until maker Arthur Sacek turns on the hair drier to blow away the chaff.”

    From the video, he actually sucks it up with a vaccuum cleaner, but close enough ;-)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is floral foam any good for making a cast? Is it to brittle or porous?

    1. Ken Reese says:

      Both. But, if it works on floral foam you might be able to build one that cuts plaster or something a little tougher.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Is floral foam any good for making a cast? Is it to brittle or porous?

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