Found: New Source for Closed Cell Foam

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    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Hey guys-

    For those of you in on the dremel-bug craze (drill-press out cores of closed-cell foam, chuck on needle in dremel tool, lathe to shape with emory boards), I have a new source for you.

    I am expecting my Patagonia Great Divider bag tomorrow and I went looking this weekend for closed cell-foam to pad it out with for the purposes of turning it into a permanent camera bag (I will post pictures when complete).

    I found to my chagrin that closed cell foam in any quantity is ridiculously expensive – $44 for a 4″ x 24″ x 12″ chunk at the kayak shop and unavailable anywhere else in sizes thicker than a sheet of paper.

    We have mentioned children’s foam puzzles in the past here, and those are fine for 1/2″ chunks, but not enough for padding my big bag or making 1/0 foam poppers.

    Well I was at target and I found a great new source: Yoga bricks!

    #54954

    Funny you mention that. I have been searching everywhere for some sheets of 1/4″ or 1/2″ foam. All I can locate are the 1/8″ sheets. I just glue them together with some spray adhesive. It works ok, but I sure would like to get my hands on some thicker stuff. The bricks would not work for me unless I used a band saw to make sheets of it in the thickness I need.

    #54955

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Hey Mike-

    Try an electric turkey knife.

    Zach

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