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    Default Precision cut foam for caravan cupboards

    Where can I have that black foam precision cut for the cupboards in our Xcape caravan? Need to put it in the kitchen cupboards to hold the coffee cups, glasses, etc... in one place!

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    Sondor in Cape Town and I'd guess if they have a Durban branch will do the same, or call them and ask which of their clients offer this service.

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    My experience is that Sondor is very expensive. I used another company in Cape Town who was much more affordable for me and a good job was done. Not sure if they have a Durban office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys Snyders View Post
    My experience is that Sondor is very expensive

    +1, I got a quote a while back and nearly fell off my chair. I will make other plans for that kind of money, unless I win the lotto
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    Use a very fine hacksawblade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uys Snyders View Post
    My experience is that Sondor is very expensive. I used another company in Cape Town who was much more affordable for me and a good job was done. Not sure if they have a Durban office.
    Company name?... for the Cape Tonians
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    Electric breadknife work just as good.
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    Very good service and quality of work received from them - Woodheads in town. Cannot go wrong with them.
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    I also thought of doing my own thing - thought it good not be that difficult until I have done a few test runs with an electric bread knife, sharp blades etc. not a day sorry that I decided to let the pro's do what they can do good!
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    It is not brain surgery to cut this stuff and good results can be had with normal electrical wood working machines.
    For cutting large shapes a jigsaw with long fine blade works well and for smaller round holes like cups a holesaw does the trick. All cutting has to be done on high speed. Smoothing can be done by using a drum sander on the internal holes and outside edges can be straightened with an electric planer.
    Only drawback it is messy with black bits and dust scattered all over the place

    Normal practice is to get a thick foam for the holes to be cut right through and then to laminate a second skin of about 10 - 20mm underneath for the lower protection
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    Are you guys talking about high density foam? Any attempt I have made to cut the stuff with anything but a razor sharp blade has ended up looking like a dog got hold of it.
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    A bit of a PITA but this is what I did.

    Bought a cheap soldering iron with a broad flat head. Took a hacksaw blade and cut a third off it. Took the blade to a grinder and took off all the blades teeth.
    Then drilled a hole in the soldering irons broad head and with a small bolt/nut, bolted the hacksaw blade to the soldering iron's head.

    Switch on and leave a while and the blade gets sweltering hot.

    Practice on offcut foam till you get the hang of it. Now I do all my cutting and it looks quite professional.
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    More than a few guys have said that putting in the freezer before you work on it makes life much easier.
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    All the Sprite Tourer's come with a foam cup and plate holder, maybe you can buy that as a "spare" from your local caravan shop and cut it down to size if need be?
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