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DIY packing foam stuff??

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    payydg Well-Known Member

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    I’ve just received my new impact gun and it comes in a massive case that could hold charger spare batt etc. I’ve already got those in another case so was thinking of putting In some of that dense foam and cutting out sections for my grinder and impact sockets so it’ll all fit in this case.

    Anyone know what that foam stuff is called? I assume it comes as thinish sheets so you can create a different profiles and build it up?
     
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    What about Eva matting. Comes in various sizes can be cut with knife.
    Like old gym mats ;)
    Hard wearing as we use it for horse stables
     
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    payydg Well-Known Member

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    That’s a good shout actually
     
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    anyone else done this/got any tips?
     
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    First did it with a camera case. One of those aluminium jobbies with a lump of grey foam included. They even supplied a long bladed craft knife to do the cutting. It was a pain in the backside.
    A simple hotwire set up would be easier but not easy to set the correct temperature for different materials and you have to come in from the side of the foam to start the profile.
    Same with a scroll saw. Easy to use but each cut out has to be joined with a cut that has to be glued back together.
    Most flight cases etc are done with pretty standard foam but it’s an arse to get a good vertical cut in it with a blade.
     
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    Yeh that’s why I was thinking of building up layers. I think I’ll just try with some old roll matts and what I can produce. Maybe put a posh dense black foam on the top most layer to make it look nicer
     
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    How about a nice boxwood inlay covered in walnut and velvet. It looks good on ones expedition decanter trunk. I know Stimpson would never set up camp without one.
    :D
     
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    Wrapped in the tanned hide of a local. Little blighters aren’t much use alive but I’ll be damned if they aren’t tuff as old boots in death.
     
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    £5 black roll Matt ain’t done a bad job
     

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