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Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kylie McLean May 18, 2016. 14 Replies

I have seen some classes including from Judith M. using a special kind of foam for making hat blocks. Does anyone know where to buy the right kind of foam for this type of project? When I search…Continue

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Kylie McLean replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I wish I was. Im in central qld "
May 18, 2016
Ruth Connor replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I will have to google it again, Kylie, as I didn't follow it up. I can tell you, that they only sell it in 8' long sheets. If you are in Mel, maybe you would like to buy a sheet and split the cost? I will google it today!"
May 18, 2016
Kylie McLean replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"where can you get it from Ruth?"
May 18, 2016
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Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making

I have seen some classes including from Judith M. using a special kind of foam for making hat blocks. Does anyone know where to buy the right kind of foam for this type of project? When I search online I get a little confused between foam used by builders as insulation and foam for model making by architechts (which is pricier)- but maybe even smoother and easier to work with? If anyone has experience sourcing or working with either type, I would appreciate the information.Thanks!Corina HaywoodSee More
May 17, 2016
Ruth Connor replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"yes, this is the same stuff from Sydney"
May 16, 2016
Genevieve Campbell replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"Couldn't add image from the ipad. Okay, so this is the foam. Regards, Gen"
May 16, 2016
Genevieve Campbell replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"Hi Corina, I'm coming in a bit late on this but I have made several hat blocks from the high density foam from House of Adorn. https://www.houseofadorn.com/index.php/foam-block-styrofoam-xps-modelling-foam-block-30cm-x-30cm-x-10cm It's…"
May 14, 2016
Ruth Connor replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"and we have found a place in Sydney, haven't we Marion, that has this, although yet to check it out"
Jul 23, 2015
Marion Lowe replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"My milliner friend has given me some of the high density foam her husband makes her blocks from.  It is blue and about 2" thick.  He advised me to stick layers on top of each other to get to the height required for making deep…"
Jul 14, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I got my roofer to leave me the insulation foam he had over when he did my flat roof, and have experimented with that. I have a thiner one and a thicker one, just about the right size for a crown. I got a knife from DIY to cut plaster board, I found…"
Jul 14, 2015
edith f replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"Go to Wicks in the UK and you will get it!  You will be spoilt for choice there high density foam come in all colours but its firm to the touch!  Do not take the soft thin slightly bouncy type price starts from £6 for a long thick…"
Jul 8, 2015
Shara LaFave replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I am not sure what the equivalent might be in the UK but any high density insulating foam should work  I would think."
Jun 6, 2015
Marion Lowe replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I too would be interested in this product....but what is it called in UK? and where to buy it from as inexpensive as possible please?"
Jun 2, 2015

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Elaine Mergard said…

So glad you have joined us Corina. Love your free form work.

Enjoy the site and I hope you find it inspiring

Elaine

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