(Close Window)
Topic: Help, I need more foam in my latte
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ed (Feb 13, 2002 06:25PM)
I bought a case awhile back that had foam inside that could be cut out to fit props nicely.

I have since (of course) rearranged my case and now need more foam. Does anyone know the name of, or, where to get some. The stuff I have came with the case.
:question:
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Feb 14, 2002 01:30AM)
Typically, you can get this stuff at camera stores. Failing that, get a piece of solid foam at your local fabric shop. You'll have to cut it with a knife as opposed to the nice peel-out squares in the other stuff, but it works just as well.
Message: Posted by: Geoff Williams (Feb 14, 2002 08:47AM)
greatscott is right. The solid foam works great. This allows you the freedom to design rounded compartments instead of just squarish ones.

Tip: cut it with an X-Acto knife. Use a fresh blade. Also, instead of a slicing motion (which can rip the foam instead of cutting it), use an up-and-down poking motion as you move the blade along. The same action as a sewing machine needle. You'll have much better cutting control.

Tip#2: cut a rectangular compartment but leave a flap of foam covering the top. You can store a TTip in that space and the flap covers it, hiding it from view. This means nosy waitstaff and other curious folk can peek over your shoulder into your close-up case and not get too much of an "educational" glimpse.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Ed (Feb 14, 2002 12:53PM)
Great ideas I'll be making a run right after work. Thanks

That's why I love this place, You never have to reinvent the wheel. :dancing:
Message: Posted by: Vincent (Aug 29, 2002 02:34PM)
I know that this topic is several months old but you can also order foam at Foam Online. I believe it is http://www.foamonline.com.
If you are not sure what to order give their customer service # a call. They are usually very helpful.
Ciao,
Vinny D. :die: :magicrabbit: :die:
Message: Posted by: Michael Messing (Aug 30, 2002 07:23AM)
Another great way to cut solid foam is to use an electric carving knife. I was shown that method by a store that sells foam. It works very well. Just mark your foam, turn on the knife and follow the lines.