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Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques by Mary McClung

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Foam provides the unique opportunity to build hollow objects from a straight flat sheet of structural material. This chapter is a basic overview of how to achieve the lovely contours and angles that may be integral to a three-dimensional finished piece.

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Because it is a dimensional material the edges of foam have a “thickness”. When deliberately cutting the edges of foam at angles, it is called “beveling”. These are clean, angled cuts that allow for supported, abrupt turns when curved or hard-edged contours are needed. When two beveled edges are put together it is called a mitered joint. ...

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