what can i use to weld two pieces of white foam together ?

Asked by ewilliam1 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


What is mixed with Silicon Oil to produce a high temperature foam ?

Q Quite a few years ago , I sure it was published in American Mag [ Suspect it was Popular Electronics ].It was a single chemical which cause the foaming .               Email =richardlionson@yahoo.com

Asked by RICHARDLIONSON 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


would the lenght of the nichrome wire affect its ability to cut trough foam?

I need to cut a wide piece of foam and need a decent length of wire to do it like 2 feet long would that have any affect on the cutting ability of the wire

Asked by sanoske 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


General Construction part1

Vince, Here's a few more pictures that I think are not in the instructables. The machine is at the college. I'll try to get some more pictures of it Monday. I see your confusion we need an end view of the Y rail showing the X stage mounted. I also made a 3D google sketch up of it that would be real handy. If I can find it.

Posted by Tom McGuire 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Foam Mascots

Hi, I'm researching ways to make a foam mascot. My main problem right now is trying to find places that sell large pieces of foam, like upholstery foam or some kind of polyfoam. I've been looking through a few cosplay resources but haven't really found any good ones that deal with foam. Does anybody have any experience with this?

Posted by Corinthian 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


What is the commercial name of the foam used for RC-planes?

Need to know what is the commercial or technical name of the foam used for making rc planes.

Asked by greenleaf456 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How can I make a cheap foam for sealing spaces - that's not edible by bugs :-)?

That's basically it - a cheap bulk foam filler. Thanx

Asked by Baatjes 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


how to make home made foam cutter for slicing foam Answered

I dont have much electric knowledge ,but i have to make home made electric foam cutter for my kid ( he has to make some school project ) by cutting / slicing foam . i have pen type soldering iron / room heater etc. shall i made foam cutter from it , can i make room heater coil directly connect to steel wire to make it hot.please guide me ,it is very urgent .?

Asked by atuldd44 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Uses for polyurethane foam?

I have left over poly urethane foam. I got a spray can of the stuff but didn't need much for the bamboo bike I'm making. Now there's lots left over. What's a good project/use for it?

Asked by snotty 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Making a foam bed (concept)

Just had a flash of genius (or possible stupidity). What if you took a mattress cover put it in a wood bok just slightly larger then the cover and filled it with low density expanding foam. Does anyone think the is a possible way of getting a passable diy mattresses?

Posted by lucek 5 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


can you make expanding foam yourself?

You can buy it in cans and i've seen 2 chemicals mixed to make it. can it be homemade with easy to get materials?

Asked by jvherbin 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Where can you buy (cheap) expanding foam? Answered

It can expand in water, hot air, cold air, or some where else, but I have a strange craving for the stuff (as long as it's under 30 US dollars).

Asked by NicOmbra 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Where can I buy foam like this?

I am looking to buy something along the lines of this http://www.foampitcubes.com/ (but larger) to pad the inside of some oversized gauntlets that I am making and was wondering where i could get a 2ft x 3ft x 6in (roughly) sheet of the stuff for cheap. Thanks.

Asked by ClockworkMonkey 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


how i can recycle stereofoam?

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


submiting my work (cant find it) please help!!!!? Answered

I can tfind my work that i posted. what did i do wrong. i clicked submit at the top of the screen of this web site Its called Zangetsu-prop

Asked by Foam-Smith 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


I have a thermopedicfoam mattress topper that I want to cut into quarters . How to make neat cuts?

I want to make a bed for old dog by cutting the mattress into quarters. Any suggestions on how to bes make neat cuts in the foam. Its about 4" thick.

Asked by BillFL 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Help needed

I have been working on something quite big.  I prefer not to say what it is(i will however, unveil the finished item on instructables and show people how to make it). What I need is a light, strong, and hopefully inexpensive foam. Any suggestions on where I could buy some or how i could make some would be much appreciated. thanks -Burn

Posted by Burn 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Dagorhir sword materials?

Kay, I'm gonna build a [url=http://www.dagorhir.com/gear/weapon_tutorials.php]Dagorhir[/url] blue-category sword. Thing is, the [url=http://www.dagorhir.com/gear/content/weapon_tutorials/howtomakeabluesword.swf]tutorial[/url] I've been following is kinda vague on the materials I need. What size PVC pipe do I use? Where do I get the foam? I just want a definitive list of supplies for the sword. Thanks, GearsOfAwesome

Asked by GearsOfAwesome 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


How to make an R/C car body ??What is the needed materials?

How to make an R/C car body ??What is the needed materials?

Asked by hakemsaeed 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Does anyone have any ideas about what to do with styrofoam? Answered

I got a bunch of styrofoam and don't know what to do with it. All are flat long pieces. Any ideas?

Asked by blkhawk 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Finding the right foam

Hey all,  I'm trying to build blocks out of foam that need to be anti static foam because it is going to interact with a tablet touch screen It needs to be about 1in thick. I was planning on using polyethylene foam but I wasn't sure about where to go to buy it could anyone help? I'm open to suggestions about better foam choices as well but my budget isn't very large. Thanks!

Posted by jgg0592 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Could I stiffen a pvc pipe by putting a foam piece down the center of it. Foam would probably be just bigger than ID. Answered

I plan on making this tripod telescoping so I will have multiple sizes of pvc, and will need a stiff piece of either round foam, or square foam that is pliable enough at the corners to be stuffed into a tube.

Asked by elnino2783 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


working with closed cell foam

I am making a clown prop. I have a pair of dry wall stilts that I have attatched closed cell foam to and carved into the shape of bare feet. It was my entent to coat the foam with liquid latex for durability. The foam when shaped and sanded left undesirable open pores, I next filled the pores with flexable latex caulk and then started coating with the liquid latx. I am not happy with the results I am getting, the foam is still to bumpy and the added weight of the caulk may be a problem. I am contemplating starting over with another product. I know that foam board used in the housing industry would be easer to sand smooth, and is there a differant coating that would be easer to apply. Thanks Rick "Locco"

Posted by bridgetleeryken 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


how to make a spring loaded "gun" thats shoots foam darts?

Asked by afrodud 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


i want to paint a sponge foam puppet

Hi.  i want to paint a sponge foam(i think that is the right name,is the material we put inside pillows) puppet and i dont know what kind of colors is better to use.I ve tried with oil pastel but is difficult to paint details.Does anyone have any idea? thanks in advanced

Posted by elopii 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Costume foam

I am make a cosplay costume and it's VERY large and it requires a foam I have been looking all over trying to find anything about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NsQLq7EMkk At the 3 minute mark it shows this man making a Halo Elite costume leg, as you might have noticed the foam is ridged but flexible, also it's large. Where can I buy foam like that? I am assuming I can't buy it in such a massive size and that I would have to glue layers of it together, but if you know where I could buy it in a massive size that would be great too.  Final part what would be the best way to cut the foam it looks like that man is using a turkey carver any other ways? Thanks to all those that can help me!

Posted by Zergling_pack 8 years ago


Does a hair dryer get hot enough to thermoform craft foam?

Trying to make armor here, and I haven't worked with foam much. I've got a set design that I want, already worked out and finished in hard clay. Seen a couple people thermoform foam here, and they used a heat gun or the oven. Could I use my mom's blow dryer?

Asked by Tess Lucetram 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Easy spray/liquid *open cell* foam?

Hi all - new here  :)  I was trying to think of where I could ask this and I immediately thought of instructables.  Does anyone have any ideas where I could find a spray or liquid *open cell* foam?  It's easy to find cans of spray closed-cell foam these days, but I've never seen one for open cell foam.  I've done a lot of searching, and the only open foam cell solutions I find tend to be giant expensive things for insulating houses in bulk, nothing for small scale applications.  I'm looking to fill a bundle of relatively fine tubes (diameter TBD), which I want to act as a sponge on the inside, resisting allowing the liquid inside to drain out while still allowing for gas migration.  Hence closed cell is not an option.  Polyurethane is probably fine, although other materials may well be fine as well. Any ideas?

Posted by KarenP139 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Need Advise on Building Large Arch Gate

I am trying to make a large arch-like gate out of foam. It would be about 8' high, it would have to stand on its own, it would have to be able to be broken apart into pieces and needs to be able to last in the elements. I was thinking of buying wet foam blocks (foam used by florists) and binding sets of them together and using spray foam to cover the outsides and paint it grey to make it look like rocks. It would be held together with dowels through each set of foam and have an anchor at the bottom using dowels hammered into the ground.  Inspiration for this design came from the vault from the Borderlands game series  http://i.imgur.com/DwMSsWb.jpg I wanted to know if anyone has seen guides for making a fake stone arch or if anyone had ideas for making this (Especially if the ideas aren't too expensive) Thanks

Posted by BenH18 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


How to insulate a cooler box

I have just bought a plastic cooler box. It is two boxes in one: an inside lining, an air cavity, the outside case and  of course a lid and handle.. I would like to improve the insulation. I have a 750ml can of expanding polyurethane foam which I thought of spraying into the cavity. It will dry in an hour. I can work out the exact volume  to be filled with  the foam by prefilling it with water and measuring the amount of water that pours out of the cavity , but I do not know the best way to apply the foam. Any ideas, please. For example should I wrap the inner box in anything before pushing it into the wet foam that I  spray against the inside of the outer case? Robin

Posted by R89163 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


I'm stumped

Hey everyone, I can't take it anymore! At my workplace, I work in the shipping/receiving department...all kinds of new and strange packing materials come in. We generally are able to re-use things like the bubblewrap and boxes, but there are some things I just don't know what do do with, and I feel horrible throwing them away..Maybe you guys can help? We get ALOT of foam, all shapes, sizes, and textures, and I have no idea how to reuse it...then we also have these long rectangular tubes that hold electronic chips in them, however when they get to us, we take them out and put them in bags, so we no longer need the thin tubing, do you guys have any ideas? I've attatched photos. Thanks! Lita L.

Posted by luna522 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Need advice on fake limbs. Answered

 So my classmates and I are kinda planning on putting on a haunted house next year for Halloween. Most of us are pretty artsy and creative. I'm just asking the intructables community what you guys and gals honk we should use for making cheap realistic limbs.  I was thinking of something like latex rubber but I've never worked with that sir of materials before. We don't want to use paper stuffed cloths or low stuffs like that. We are planning on using a material that will feel a lot like real limbs if dropped on people and just quick glances.  Thanks in advance for your advice. Anything you need specified simply ask and I shall specify :)

Asked by budhaztm 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Replacement for the foam covers for head phones

I have these old but in great shape head phones but the foam is kind of wearing out. I was wondering does any one has an idea as to what to use to replace those foam covers for headphones? Since those foam replacement covers are no where to be found here. Thanks.

Posted by Treasure Tabby 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How to make a Party Foam Cannon?

I am interested in building a party foam cannon, since they are quite expensive to purchase. Similar to: http://www.archiexpo.com/prod/universal-effects/foam-machines-59732-359838.html If anyone has any information on how to go about building one of these/what fan is used/mesh material used to create bubbles, thanks!

Asked by thatskindacool 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Foameez - Foam building and packing block

My MIT undergraduate advisor and all-around-mechanical-design-ninja, Alex Slocum, created these foam building blocks/packing material, he calls Foameez. He sent Instructables a box full of them hoping we'd be able to come up with some cool uses. So far we've made Marge Simpson hair and a Fantastic Four Thing-like costume. What would you build with these? If your idea is compelling enough, I'll send you some...

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


How do you make this style of costumes?

I am wanting to make a comstume like these:http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2131/godzilla2004ys1.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl87dbRkc0w I am wondering how to make a costume like the old Godzilla outfit or that dinosaur in the video. I know it has a foam core with a latex skin. My thing is the foam mainly. Where do I get foam that's flexible and durable like these? Also any info on making a costume like these is much appreciated, thank you.  

Asked by Zergling_pack 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


How do I turn a imprint of a key into a actual key? Answered

I imprinted my key in some floral foam and it was perfect but now I want to turn it into another key

Asked by Chromatica 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Where to buy polyurethane resin/foam in UK?

Hi guys, Do any UK people know of nice suitable places to purchase the two-part polyurethane resin that mix together for making casts from moulds? Or the polyurethane foam that expands a bit when it cures? There's two places on eBay (TOMPS and another) but at £24 a kg with high postage costs, I was wondering if there's any bricks & mortar places I can pick it up, or other online places to buy the foam? I'm using it to thicken the shell of a Pepakura helmet so there's stuff to sand down. Any pointers please?

Posted by chiok 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


i'm making a spartan suit. what could i use instead of expensive plastic to fill some of the parts? Answered

I'm making a hayabusa suit with the shutter shoulders and everything and i want to fill them with something but Styrofoam is way too light. everything is already coated with fiberglass resin inside and out. the plastic at michaels is $30 and i was hoping there would be something cheaper or free that i could use to fill the parts instead.also, where could i get some really thick foam? the kind they package the new xbox's in.

Asked by jelly.turf 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Cutting through a surfboard

My house is set relatively far from the road and I'd like a large address display. I was looking to punch out the numbers [5 digits] down the center of an old surfboard, but not sure about what tools to use to get through the resin and then the foam; without shredding or splintering it. I have variable band, scroll, recip and jig saws; and a variable speed Dremel. I'd like for it to be as detailed as possible [hard edges]. I'm of course planning to illuminate it. Any suggestions, recommendations, ideas would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Sovereignty 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Self-cycling & Filtering Water system for science project?

I am doing a science project to test the difference in number of suds between different types of foam sponges and nylon loofahs. At my booth, I would like to demonstrate the difference in suds by having water available and adding soap. My question is: Does anyone know of a way that I can build a system that would allow me to dump and filter/recycle the soap water into clean water so that do not have to keep running to the bathroom to get fresh water? Any help is appreciated!  Thank you!!

Asked by donotfreeze 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago


How can I make a Nerf Pocket Vortex?

Since the completion of my 2 inch piston valve pneumatic rocket launcher Ive been looking for a cheap source of pocket vortexes. I cant find any under 3 bucks. Does any one know of a cheap way to make similiar projectiles, thanks? I was thinking of making a mold and filling it with great stuff, then tossing BBs or pennies in for weight.

Asked by imthatguy1125 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


how do I make a foam pit? Answered

Help ... I want to make a foam pit but i dont know how big or how high ... or where to find the foam thanks!!!!!

Asked by davidglinski 9 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Prop building using Pink Foam sheets?

Found out that Pink Foam is used in building signs,grave stones "beloved tombstone" and other props. they showed examples but lacked the how to's need to know more besides a dremel tool what else can you use with this foam. can you treat it like wood carve patterns in to the foam?

Asked by Eyewondery 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


foam filling a tire

Diy for foam filling a small lawn mower, hand truck tire.

Posted by blasterboy 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Where to get latex foam

This is sort of a follow up of my past question (https://www.instructables.com/answers/Good-foam-to-make-swords-out-of-nerf-sword-style/). I think I know what kind of foam I need: latex foam. Now I need to know where to get it, though. Anyone know? Home depot? Michaels? Amazon? Some specialty store online?

Asked by Sadi789 6 years ago


Make your own "Memory Foam"?

Can we make our own "memory foam"? I'd like to buy "memory foam" in a spray can - but I don't think that product is available. I was hoping to find something like "tempurpedic" in a spray can.    I'd like to replicate the really soft top layer as seen in those mattresses. The "great stuff" foam spray cans come to mind.  However, the end result of those is not a flexible soft foam. Would like to fabricate my own custom foam inserts with the material.  Any ideas about making or sourcing materials? Thanks!

Posted by bobzjr 5 years ago | last reply 8 months ago


Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!

Posted by Thorondor95 5 months ago | last reply 3 months ago


foam/bean-bag bed

Hey guys, I was thinking of making a large foam stuffed bed but I have doubts as to whether they are good to actually sleep on regularly. So if anyone has made something like these please let me know what you think and how well you sleep on it compared to regular beds. Thanks a lot.https://www.instructables.com/id/bean-bag-sofa--bed/?ALLSTEPS#step0https://www.instructables.com/id/Softer-Better-and-more-expensive-Bean-bag-chair/

Posted by evillordnikon 9 years ago


How will leaving a pulley off my lathe affect its performance? Answered

 I have a variable speed motor from an old fan and I plan on using it for a small lathe. I will be turning foam and soft wood chess pieces and goblets. Will it be ok to leave a pulley system off? 

Asked by imthatguy1125 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago