So this is what my hot wire cutter looks like. The red light tells me when its on and the dimmer witch let me control the temperature.
First thing I did was trace out the pattern on my 2" thick foam board. First I cut out the shape so I cut some wood to make a hot wire jigsaw
Now time to cut these 2" thick pieces in half so I have four 1" thick pieces. time to make a horizontal hot wire station