Cutting dura block down its too big

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:52 pm
I have the 16" x 2 3/4" Wondering if could cut it down to 12" this would work better and as a bonus id get a small 4". This has the velcro on it.Whats the best way to cut it?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 7:04 am
myke wrote:Whats the best way to cut it?


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Buy a smaller one and keep this one for large flat surfaces if you can't use it in some areas. The smaller the block, the greater the likelihood of not getting the surface flat. Use it as much as possible and then the smaller one in more difficult areas.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:09 am
Any saw will work, they cut easily.
I've cut mine on a table saw.
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JCCLARK wrote:Any saw will work, they cut easily.
I've cut mine on a table saw.

My concern is the velcro getting torn off,I may just try a new blade in my Olfa knife.Or a hack saw.Thanks.



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myke wrote:Whats the best way to cut it?


With dollar notes.

Buy a smaller one and keep this one for large flat surfaces if you can't use it in some areas. The smaller the block, the greater the likelihood of not getting the surface flat. Use it as much as possible and then the smaller one in more difficult areas.

If they were cheaper Id do just that.I think cutting it down is more economical than buying the two sizes separately.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2023 1:09 pm
Not only do I cut them to better sizes length wise but I make them contour as well.
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myke wrote:
JCCLARK wrote:Any saw will work, they cut easily.
I've cut mine on a table saw.

My concern is the velcro getting torn off,I may just try a new blade in my Olfa knife.Or a hack saw.Thanks.



I also use a table saw or razor knife work well too.

I then use the sanding belt to make the same curve on the cut end
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myke wrote:
JCCLARK wrote:Any saw will work, they cut easily.
I've cut mine on a table saw.

My concern is the velcro getting torn off,I may just try a new blade in my Olfa knife.Or a hack saw.Thanks.



I also use a table saw or razor knife work well too.

I then use the sanding belt to make the same curve on the cut end


Cutting kerfs , neat idea. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 8:11 am
I've always had problems with the velcrow coming off.
I've used contact cement to glue it back on and even tried
double sided carpet tape, but it doesn't want to stay stuck.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2023 9:08 am
JCCLARK wrote:I've always had problems with the velcrow coming off.
I've used contact cement to glue it back on and even tried
double sided carpet tape, but it doesn't want to stay stuck.

I got a peel and stick velcro the size of the pad,used 3M adhesion promoter on the foam.
Piece of wood on both sides ,several C clamps and let it sit a couple days. So far so good but Im not using it daily.
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