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Heres a project we did in the fall. It's 7' tall and cnc machined from 18 layers of type 2 EPS foam. This is the second one of these we have done, and this one only required a small CAD change for holding the hockey stick. These are essentially Build A Bear machines for stuffing the animals with fluff. We just did the modeling and machining, and it was hardcoated with urethane and painted at an outside company.
Approximately 15 hours machine time with a 1/2" ball nose cutter. He has a 22" hollow core running straight up the center for the stuffing machine to fit into.
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Sweet. I want to do some carving like this...I need some longer bits so it won't take forever.
I want to try out a new coating for foam (new to me) called Armorstone.
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Thanks Doug! Or can I call you "The Haff"? Keep me posted about Armorstone, I'm curious as well.
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Looks great Jamie! How thick were your slices on this (18 slices or 18 layers glued up into slabs)? Seems like it ran fairly fast! Did you model it or did the provide the model? Lots of questions, I know...

Doug,

I started reading your blog yesterday! Very well done and informative!

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Thanks Mike!
The layers were 4 inches. Machined then laminated the finished pieces. I modelled it based on some VERY rough concept sketches that didn't work at all in real life! The back and forth with the company, trying to explain that "Just because it works in your sketch, doesn't mean it works in real life" was a little draining, but in the end we got there!
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