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Old 20th March 2006, 03:36   #1
Sidecar Bob
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Default Make your own ground foam

You don't have to buy your ground foam, you can make it yourself.

You will need:
- foam rubber (from an old cushion or something)
- fabric dye
- an old food blender
- a spaghetti strainer (you can get them at $ stores these days)
- a bowl or pot of suitable size to work with the strainer
- old newspapers
- hot water

Mix the dye and some hot water in the blender, then tear off small chunks of the foam and throw them into the mixture while the blender is running.
When you think the foam is ground small enough, pour the mixture through the strainer into the bowl.
When it stops dripping, dump the foam onto the newspapers and spread it out to dry. It will dry faster if you can put it in front of a nice sunny window.
Save the dye mixture - you can use it again.
If the foam isn't fine enough just put it back into the blender again (dry) for a few seconds.

I read about this in a magazine many years ago, when ground foam was something fairly new and not commercially available everywhere.
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