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#65388
New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
So I'm new to Dwarven Forge and I am wanting to start moding some tiles.
Just wondering if anyone here has done any video tutorials on how to do some? I'm looking to add some torches to walls to start with. just wanna know what tools I need to use how deep to make the hole in the bottom best way to feed the wires up the inside of the wall that sort of thing.

Any help would be great.
Cheers Ray.
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#65389
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Go to YouTube and search for Dwarven Forge mod and/or Dwarven Forge led. That should get you at least three videos to start (but I didn't watch them, so I can't speak to their content.)
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#65403
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months, 1 Week ago  
Awesome - thank you
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#65415
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
Ok,I so found a couple of videos but they seem to be more along the line of showing what they have done, not how they did it but I did find a post by biowizard that details how he made a crystal cluster and one thing he mentions is getting a variable-speed Dremel,

I did a quick ebay search and there are heaps of different types of Dremel does anyone have a recommendation on one, should I steer clear of cordless? how many bits and bobs should I look at getting when I buy it, basically I don't what to pay $120 to find out I use 2 bits out of 80 when I could have bought a $30 one and been fine and the same in revers I don't want to buy a $30 one and have the motor blow out half way through the second tile or find it comes with no attachment I can use.
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#65417
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
Also,

If you have a drill already then you can just buy a forstner bit or two. They can be a bit costly, as bits go, but still should be under $30 and good quality.
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#65432
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
Hi Ray,

I'm glad one of my thread inspired you. The Dremel bit I found the most useful for "digging" into DF resin pieces came directly with the Dremel I bought. So, unless you need to cut quartz crystals and need a diamond rotating disc bit, just get yourself a Dremel and see if the bits that come with it fit your needs. Best of Luck!
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#65444
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
Funny you should mention cutting quartz... i just consulted a good friend of mine who just happens to be a professor of mineralogy, about cutting quartz of all things.

his response:

quartz has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale and it could be cut with a diamond saw or maybe a tile saw. most tile saw use silicon carbide as an abrasive which has a hardness of 9.25 (a little less than diamond, but still hard)

sometimes the blades are called carbide blands but they are hard enough. just go slow with it, and use lots of water, otherwise it might shatter the crystal.


---just in case someone out there actually wants to cut quartz.
<evil plotting grin>
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#65467
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
JenneyOC,

For the record, I own and used a diamond Dremel Saw bit. They are surprisingly cheap:


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#65468
Re:New to DF and to Moding, wanting tutorials 2 Months ago  
I will caveat this with I used a dremel for work extensively for ten years.

Granted I was cutting and sanding human bone in order to extract DNA from the bone powder. (I identified MIA/POW US Servicemembers from previous US conflicts). I love the dremel, but my preferences come with the flex shaft as well as a variable speed foot pedal.

I can't do this on/off thing, but want to control the speed with the foot pedal.

I don't think I have ever used a diamond tipped cutting wheel. The regular cutting wheels break and fly everywhere even in soft bone. Though I also love the little scoops bit (that get attached to a dental drill so that I could cap teeth and drill out the interior dentin. They would be perfect for drilling out a stone block from the GT here and there.

though by far, by favorite tips are #952 and #953 (both are aluminum oxide grinding stone bits)

though I am looking more and more at the diamond tip sets and the carbide sets.
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