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@LORENZOJOSE does the rotary Olfa cutter work on thick foam, like 4″ high density? Do you do things as Paul does, namely thick foam on a ply base, or do you use frames, webbing, etc., with thinner foam?
The 45 mm Olfa style cutters will cut the 4” foam Pauls shows, closed cell foams like the 1/2” ensolite I mentioned, fabric, and leather. Just make sure it’s sharp.
You have to squash the foam under something like a board or a straightedge so the 45 mm wheel will go through in one pass. It might take more than one pass otherwise.
If you are cutting several chairs at once, it is sometimes worth taking a couple minutes to make a pattern out 1/4” or 1;2” MDF or ply . I have a pattern I keep for a style of leather tool roll I like which saves time when I have to make a couple up. Just place the pattern on the work, press town, and trace around it.with the cutter.
I’ve done upholstery over ply , tempered Masonite, and a web frame. The web frame is a bit cushier, which is why I use the ensolite uder the foam on solid chairs.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Larry Geib.