Safety Check

—  Read Chapter 5 on health and safety

—  Use sharp blades and dispose of in a sharps container

—  Use a steel rule as a guide and cut on a cutting mat

Foamcore is a sheet material consisting of a Styrofoam core laminated between two layers of smooth paper, producing a lightweight yet rigid structure. It is available in various thicknesses typically ranging from ⅛ in to ½ in (3mm to 13mm), with in (6mm) being the most common choice. It is easier to work with and produces neater and stronger models than corrugated cardboard. This is because the foam center produces a uniform solid edge that is also easy to cut. The best ...

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