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Old 09-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #15
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Oh, I'm sorry I forgot to address the cutting...........if you have a 60" ruler (aluminum -- what else? ) or a length of metal that has a straight edge (or even a straight wooden board), you can use clamps to clamp the straight edge and foam down onto the cutting surface. This will compress the foam for a straighter cut, otherwise it is easy to not get a square cut (if you aren't careful, the knife angles and you don't get a 90 degree cut). When possible, I order mine cut to size from my supplier, but occassionally I do need to cut some foam, and this is how I do it.


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Old 09-21-2010, 10:39 AM   #16
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Actually, the funny thing is - I bought an old avocado green knife at a garage sale for this purpose for a dollar. Then I tucked it away "someplace safe" after completing our first trailer. I then went to find it when we did our second trailer and of course, couldn't find it. So I bought a new one - they are expensive now! AND they have all kinds of "safety features"...which, you guessed it, made it not work as well as the old one! I was so frustrated with it that I turned the house/garage/my studio upsidedown looking for the old one. I did find it and it works 10 times better than the new one! I kept the new one, but reserve it for use on turkey!

Keep an eye out, I see them a lot at garage sales & thrift stores...I know exactly where mine is now! It's priceless - best buck I even spent on the trailer!

Whoops! Shari---I should have said "inexpensive", not expensive, just like the old ones, and it works great!!

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Old 09-21-2010, 12:06 PM   #17
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Oh, you're helping from there, all of you. Thanks a lot.
I bought good high density foam (took me 4 years here to figure out what to buy and buy it).

I have Mom's old Hamilton Beach carving knife (in the box).

Dumb question: Where do you get a plastic bag that big??
Dry cleaner shop is my only idea, I think there is one about 50 miles from here (no, we don't do "dry" cleaning)

Thanks a lot
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:29 PM   #18
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I use dry cleaning bags (oh how I wish I didn't have a dry cleaning bill!)...however, Hefty large yard sized garbage bags work may need to tape two together though.


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