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Lesson Plans

Re:foam board

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Betty Bowen (
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 11:01:23 -0500

>I know my hs students struggle with foam core. And we go through a lot of

Foam cor does wear out blades quickly, really only about four to six cuts
the length of the board. If you can buy boxes of blades in bulk it's a lot
cheaper than wasting board or getting cut trying to struggle with dull

Are you using the thinnest board? The thinnest I've had is 1/8", but I have
to ask for it specifically. Being thinner, it's easier to cut curves.
Foam-cor is a brand name, and there are several different brands of foam
board - Bainbridge, Crescent, etc., I wonder if any of them are easier to

If you are trying to build things out of it, there is a new handheld cutter
designed just for foam board, that cuts bevel so that you can construct
things more solidly. I think I saw it in SAX (am I right, Judy?)