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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rob43, Apr 26, 2019.
Does anyone have any suggestions on the best place to get carving foam for fish manikins?
Home depot sells the blue dock foam online
Anglers Artisitry Rick Krane
Far none better than Anglers Artistry
No comparison to the blue foam or any others that Ive tried. Just wish he could get the wood carvers foam back but the expense !!!
Yes the shipping expense for most of it is crazy ,the only reason I use blue foam is I can pick it up locally.
Same here. Well, and the cheap cost! I can get the Dow billets for about a 1/4 the price of the high end foam if you count all costs (shipping too). Certainly the most cost-effective way to go and a small price to pay for having dust everywhere! Also, fyi if you like a denser foam Dow also offers billets called "Square Edge" (or at least use to offer) that leave a bit less dust and won't dent as easily. Tougher to carve though is the drawback with Square Edge.
I found a place to buy the denser foam 60 miles from me,125 for a block 110 for shipping ,if I didn't mind Chicago traffic I would pick it up myself.
Why don't you copy and paste the link to the Home Depot page so we don't have to search through 30 pages of boat dock flotation devices. I gave up after 6 pages......
The only foam I've ever seen them sell is the 2" stuff....
It's sold by Tommy docks ,Wausau wisconsin,866 675 1880,they ship it to home depot you pick it up there ,go to home depots web site put in flotation log it will show you the size.,order online .
Here ya go:
That's more than double the price I was getting them for though!
But cheaper than a taxidermy supplier ,maybe they hide a shipping fee in there.
I think you are correct on both!
Frank, check out the better sign shops as they use this foam also. My son carved several signs out of this foam and they may have scraps or can get it for you.