Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . A cordless drill and a sharp new hole saw will cut them out perfectly ,, oh and I seen a similar egg packing foam at meyer hatchery last week when I was in the states oz might be worth a price check
     
  2. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i holesaw might rip it instead of cut it....but matbe not??
    i say make a patern out of plywood, compress the foam & use the steel leather cutter


    piglett
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    isn't foam usually cut with a heated wire? why not rig a loop cutter?
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    cool, make me one [​IMG]
     
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I forgot about that thanks Sally.... It depends on the foam. My dad used to help build experimental air craft. They used the hot wire method for shaping wings before laying up the fiberglass or composits.... A wire cutter is inexpensive and can be bought at a model making shop. They run off AC or batteries depending on what kind you get. The wire used for those is very very very thin. Like around 1/32 diameter stainless.

    I had one for a time somewhere for a science project for my son. I think a small one is around ten bucks.

    Those cutters melt the foam.... so be prepared for a strong plastic odor so use them inside an open garage. Experiment on a scrap piece before commiting to a project.

    FWIW those foams are made of some gnarly chemicals. Polyethelene, Polyeurethane, etc..... not good to breathe in fumes from for extended periods.

    deb
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

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  7. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . That's a good idea
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Melted foam is smelly and maybe even the fumes are toxic, to say nothing about temp controll and keeping the just cut parts from touching again.
    Just my thoughts after trying to cut foam with a big soldering iron gun.

    Scott
     
  10. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The lengths we crazy chicken people will go through :) heeeheeee
     

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