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Old 08-08-2017, 02:18 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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So rather than make "designer firewood", as Trout Tamer would say ..... I thought I'd experiment in background textures on some Corafoam cutoffs, of which I have plenty. Corafoam will burn, but really, you shouldn't ......
These are Newfoundland "No Smoking" signs.
You can "groan" if you like, because it could be either a "play on words" or a "play on birds" ( insert another groan here)
If you don't get it, "google" birds of Newfoundland......
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:51 PM
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Lol, awesome all the way around!
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:13 PM
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So rather than make "designer firewood", as Trout Tamer would say ..... I thought I'd experiment in background textures on some Corafoam cutoffs, of which I have plenty. Corafoam will burn, but really, you shouldn't ......
These are Newfoundland "No Smoking" signs.
You can "groan" if you like, because it could be either a "play on words" or a "play on birds" ( insert another groan here)
If you don't get it, "google" birds of Newfoundland......
I've found a supplier of Corafoam (or something similar I think) here in Cincinnati and am going to start playing around with it. This is the stuff you buy in "weights" correct?

Is this sort of the same? (See link)
https://www.piedmontplastics.com/res...-plusT-pblt-20
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:32 PM
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Bob,
This was a very helpful post. Just search for precision board and corafoam to find more.
http://camheads.org/showthread.php?t...recision+board
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:55 AM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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Bob..... this is the same stuff but from a different manufacturer. I use Duna Corafoam myself, although I use some of Coastal's ( the maker of Precision Board) primers & fillers. Both are great companies, but I prefer the Corafoam to work with & I have access to a several hundred sheet inventory less than 3 hours away.
I use the 15lb & 20 lb densities, & I keep a bit of 31lb around for jobs that really require hardness.
I've not tried the latest offerings from Precision Board. In the past, its "cell size" was always bigger than Corafoam's & subsequently required more finishing. However, if it's what you can get locally, it's likely your best bet.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:30 AM
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Bob,

I just did a sample run with Precision, Cora, and Design board in 20# and 15# just to determine if the up charge on the Cora product was worth it. The 15# hands down I now use Cora exclusively. The finish quality and ease of painting pays for itself 2X over because of the cell size and dust reduction. 20# was a wash between all 3 manufacturers. Cell size, dust, and finish time were all very close with Cora a little better but Precision right there. Design board was lower just because of a couple voids within the foam.

All the samples cut were directly from the factories and I was told latest formulations. Let me know if you need a distributor for Duna brands, I have been working with Duna to try and get somebody to stock product but to no avail at this point. it usually takes about a week to get it shipped from Houston to the distributor.

Brian

If you need a sample just call them and they will send out samples pretty quick to test drive.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:17 AM
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Bob,
This was a very helpful post. Just search for precision board and corafoam to find more.
http://camheads.org/showthread.php?t...recision+board
Awesome, thanks.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:22 AM
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Bob,

I just did a sample run with Precision, Cora, and Design board in 20# and 15# just to determine if the up charge on the Cora product was worth it. The 15# hands down I now use Cora exclusively. The finish quality and ease of painting pays for itself 2X over because of the cell size and dust reduction. 20# was a wash between all 3 manufacturers. Cell size, dust, and finish time were all very close with Cora a little better but Precision right there. Design board was lower just because of a couple voids within the foam.

All the samples cut were directly from the factories and I was told latest formulations. Let me know if you need a distributor for Duna brands, I have been working with Duna to try and get somebody to stock product but to no avail at this point. it usually takes about a week to get it shipped from Houston to the distributor.

Brian

If you need a sample just call them and they will send out samples pretty quick to test drive.

Thanks, I will give them a call. The good thing about the local people is that I can avoid the shipping.

I'm paying about $300.00 for a piece of Corian that's 30x72. Is this stuff in that same ballpark for price? I see it comes in 4x8 sheets which is nice.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:26 AM
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Bob..... this is the same stuff but from a different manufacturer. I use Duna Corafoam myself, although I use some of Coastal's ( the maker of Precision Board) primers & fillers. Both are great companies, but I prefer the Corafoam to work with & I have access to a several hundred sheet inventory less than 3 hours away.
I use the 15lb & 20 lb densities, & I keep a bit of 31lb around for jobs that really require hardness.
I've not tried the latest offerings from Precision Board. In the past, its "cell size" was always bigger than Corafoam's & subsequently required more finishing. However, if it's what you can get locally, it's likely your best bet.
I've been watching YouTube videos on it and am excited about getting my hands on some. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:25 AM
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Rodger,

Is it 3 hours closer to me or 3 hours the other way? I'm still hoping to meet you in Ironbridge later this month to take some of that scrap off your hands!

Love what you do with textures on your machine!

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