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fasteddy

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Smoke from the Oregon and Washington fires are visiting British Columbia in my corner of the province along the Pacific Coast. Hanging there like a light sea fog amongst the trees and making breathing interesting for those of us with compromised breathing. The sky looks very overcast and I think that is because of the smoke.

Great to hear your relatively safe, Measure Twice. I say relatively because with wild fires that can change in a matter of hours. I think Canada has sent people and equipment down to help. The U.S. has sent people and equipment up here to help with our wild fires and other disasters over the years, many times.

Hope the foam cutter works out well. I'd be inclined to do it outside to give the smoke and smell a chance to dissipate and not in the house.

Steve.
 
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Tom from Rubicon

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I know in composite experimental aircraft that hot wire sculpting structural foam is a go to method.
MT's method of sculpting compressible foam is one I would not considered to great a stink Steve points out.

Access to a band saw allows a alternative that I have had much experience with Knife edged band saw blades.
Nice for clean cuts and no shredded material and certainly no fumes. Won't deny the riskiness. Uncoiling a blade was usually accompanied with curled toes. Was the bee's knees on polyethylene foam UPS safe packaging for computer touch screen monitors back in 1997. Opra had one(^)
Tom
 

MEASURE TWICE

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A compound cut and stiff shaped wire cuts, maybe it could match my butt. Could that be comfortable. Maybe the memory foam, though I did not buy that kind. Anyway I'd just be happy to not have nerves firing off and muscles freeze up. Once one hand had such that I stopped driving even though other hand was doing the steering. Fingers not in control and index was like 90 degree from others bent and fierce pain.

Mentioning unpacking a blade for bandsaw, yikes. Just the foam compressed incy wincy / biggy wiggy like on the cartoons was something. Full metal jacket you might want. Ask the razor ribbon installers?
 

MEASURE TWICE

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Went out after a while less smoke smell. Tried to avoid mosquitos. Once it was after sun set a while an cooled off more they were gone. It is ready to hook up wire and transformer and try out some test material. Historical facts: The angle bracket on the right was salvaged from 2015 Burning Man. The ashes cooled just some 3 days after it cooked, me an and some others picked through for souvenirs. On the left two angle brackets are connected together with the darker flat metal piece also from parts in the ashes.
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