Sunday, June 13, 2010
Using Carpet Pad for Figure Storage
Anyway there was some carpet padding left over - 2, 12'x1' strips and I thought it might be useful for the hobby. The carpet pad is foam based but seems to grip objects fairly well, which hopefully can reduce transit damage.
The design is very simple - a plastic box that is lined with the padding. The sectional dividers are strips of foam core that are also lined with the padding. I used wood or yellow glue to attach the padding.
Out of curiosity, I called the oriental rug store and the owner indicate that he also has padding that is not perforated and I was welcome to rummage through his scrap bin. I was thinking that foam padding might also make good flexible roads. I'm not sure how the padding will hold paint / flock, but who can pass up the opportunity to root around a rubbish bin! I'll let you know what I find.