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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 8:36 p.m. PST

… there's a nuclear attack

"While there is nothing to suggest such an event is likely to happen imminently, here is what experts advise you do if World War 3 breaks out.

A nuclear blast could take place without lengthy warning…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2020 8:36 p.m. PST

I'm interested in purchasing a hot wire foam cutter, but don't have one yet, so in the interim, is there anyone here that has one, and can cut some cylinders, or disks for me, for a reasonable price?

I see on eBay people are selling foam bricks and tiles, but don't see any disks there.

Ideally, I'd like some cylinders in 3" or 4" thick expanded polystyrene foam board (the hard, rigid stuff for those that are unfamiliar with it).

If you don't have those thicknesses, I could go with some 2", or 1" thick disks instead, in order to be able to build up some cylinders by stacking them, as long as they're nicely cut with a hot-wire cutter (no free-hand cuts please, since I can do those myself).

Ideally, I'm looking at the following measurements and quantites, or a combination to make them:

2 x 4" tall cylinders x 3" in diameter

2 x 1" thick disks x 3.5" in diameter

2 x 4" tall cylinders x 2.5" in diameter

2 x 1" thick disks x 3" in diameter

4 x 3" tall cylinders x 2" in diameter

4 x 1" thick disks x 2.5" in diameter

Obviously, if you don't have some of the thicker XPS stock, you can swap out thinner stuff to make the required number of disks to produce the various cylinders, if necessary. I would prefer though, to get these produced from thicker stock, if at all possible, so I don't have to perform a lot of assembly from a bunch of thin disks.

I'm located in the USA, and would prefer a US supplier, in order to keep shipping charges down. West Coast zipcode.

You can reach me via PM, or at:

rkentjr AT hotmail (d0t) c-o-m

if you have any questions, or want to provide a quote.

Thanks for looking.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian13 Oct 2020 1:41 a.m. PST The Dummy Place
is worth a look

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2020 11:33 a.m. PST



von Schwartz13 Oct 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Is this what they would refer to as a non sequitur?

Bede1900213 Oct 2020 2:59 p.m. PST

This is a very bad case of the bug

La Fleche16 Oct 2020 3:49 a.m. PST

Oh I don't know. It seems to me Thresher01 is very shrewdly getting a juimp on the competition in the Post-Apocalypse polystyrene disk market.

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