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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2019, 02:43 PM »
Earlier I said the main benefit of cutting on foam was dust collection but really (maybe I thought it too obvious) the benefit is full support of all the parts you cut, especially pocket cutouts.

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Offline HotSauce

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2019, 10:31 AM »
As you can see from my attached photos, my cut station was built with foam in mind.

It breaks down and sets up in a few minutes. Rail and tool storage are built into it.

We process a couple hundered sheets a month, this is by far the best system for us.

Tried a sliding table saw, such an epic fail.

Tom


Tom- I love that set up. Is this your design or did you find it someplace? I would love to make that for my shop. We cut sooo much Ply and currently using the Hammer K3 Winner outfield table with a sacrificial melamine surface but would love to move it off that.

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Offline demographic

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2019, 02:34 PM »
Cutting on foam is ok if you're working in the same area a lot but I'm currently moving about a frequently and the foam takes up too much space in my van.
Consequently I use two sawhorses and put two eight foot long bits of 2x2 over them. Then some four foot lengths going across the long lengths.
Doesn't take much space up, my CTM extractor fits underneath and its flat enough.

I can move the cross pieces about to alter where its supported.

Plus every site I work on has a few bits of 2x2 that I can use for free, even on the sites that use the nice foam, they don't just give it away.

Just another option.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 02:32 AM by demographic »

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2019, 03:13 PM »

Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2019, 09:59 PM »
You want extruded not expanded foam board. The edge of the extruded looks like a solid piece, expanded looks like little balls.

Foamular is my go to also.

Tom
I really like your setup for storing rails...kudos... [big grin]
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2019, 10:33 PM »
@jcrowe1950,

My brother tells me Chattanooga has a beautiful aquarium. I driven through there many times on my way to Atlanta. Some day hope to stop and tour the aquarium.

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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2019, 11:01 PM »
As you can see from my attached photos, my cut station was built with foam in mind.

It breaks down and sets up in a few minutes. Rail and tool storage are built into it.

We process a couple hundered sheets a month, this is by far the best system for us.

Tried a sliding table saw, such an epic fail.

Tom
Hi Tom,

    Gregory Paolini agrees on the sliding table saw. He told me the one he bought was the only tool purchase he really regrets. Of course, now he uses CNC to do all that repetitive sheet good breakdown and drilling LR32 holes.
 
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Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2019, 11:10 PM »
@jcrowe1950,

My brother tells me Chattanooga has a beautiful aquarium. I driven through there many times on my way to Atlanta. Some day hope to stop and tour the aquarium.

om
   Yes indeed, the aquarium is pretty neat...two buildings one for fresh water and one for salt water....Chattanooga has redefined itself, like Birmingham, from being a dirty industrial town to being a tourist destination for all sorts of activities. If you make it through, be sure to stop at Woodcraft....if I'm working we can talk about Festool and other such arcania.....

BTW, is NW Indiana anywhere near Lebanon? I am going to a Festool class next week and then again in December.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2019, 11:12 PM by jcrowe1950 »
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Cutting On Foam
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2019, 10:33 AM »
@jcrowe1950,

My home in Indiana is about 2 hours north if you obey the speed limit........ I'm currently in Colorado Springs, set up another shop here. Travel back and forth a few times a year until my wife retires next April.

If Sedge is teaching the class you won't learn anything [big grin] [big grin] [big grin](you can tell him I said that).

Tom