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Lesson Plans


Re:foam board

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Fri, 9 Apr 1999 11:01:23 -0500


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

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
blades.

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
cut.

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?)

BB