I've visited the Ethel M chocolate factory here in Las Vegas several
times. Never saw a coping saw, but they have a beautiful cactus
"If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me."
The 0.025 inch nickel-chromium resistance wire I sell on this page for
ice-cutting grids would be suitable for this project:
You could power this by simply hooking an inexpensive wall-wart
transformer from Radio Shack to the resistance wire.
I also sell a flat ribbon form of this wire, which might (or might not,
have no experience in this application) work even better as a hot knife:
You'd need to improvise some type of bow holder, like a cheese knife or
I expect this will work, since even if the melted "kerf" is mostly
refusing after the wire passes by, since you have interrupted the fine
structure which would easily and cleanly snap apart. And if you put a
little downward pressure on each side of the cut, you'd tend to spread
the pieces, since chocolate is subject to low-pressure plastic flow (or
"creep" in engineering terms).
Send me one o' those mega chocolate bars, and I'll be happy to research
and design a complete implementation!
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