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Old 08-06-2018, 09:22 PM
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Cutting a Durablock ?

Has anyone ever cut one down to the size that they want ?

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:49 PM
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Aw yeah, I cut my round and small long ones right out of the set's box. I think I used a box cutter type snap blade knife. Hacksaw probably works, too. Never cut one of the big ones but seen it done more than once.
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From the looks of it, I thought it could be done. I'm going to cut one on my tablesaw
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I would not advise using any power tool, being afraid of melting the material.
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i have an old miter box. i'll use that
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I use to do that years ago with the regular old 3M block, cut it with a hack saw. LOL

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make sure you check the bottom of the Durablock for flatness - you'd be surprised
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Why? I have a set of durablocks and some longboards and usually can find appropriate sized one for the job.
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Why? I have a set of durablocks and some longboards and usually can find appropriate sized one for the job.
"Usually" is the magic word there. I have a box of blocks, rubber, foam, wood, some with some very odd shapes made for a specific job that I probably should throw away being I will never have the need for it ever again. But making a unique block for one job isn't a bad idea.

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Yes, I use a little band saw. I also make up my own blocks from a big sheet of neoprene foam by gluing two or more thicknesses together. A hard foam also works. Then there are paint stir sticks, lumber scraps from my woodworking box, etc, etc, etc
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having a less than perfect surface on the bottom of the block is less important than having good procedures and blocking skills. Depending on where you place your hands, the block is certainly bending and not straight. The benefit of having a slightly soft block to help with clogging outweighs the benefits of having a super hard straight block that clogs cause it's so hard. Obviously this is only true in a slight degree. If you have the touch you can get something at least factory straight with just the side of your palm and no blocks at all. That said, I still have one long hard block I call "The Truth Block" but love the feel of Durablocks.

I cut a bunch of Dura blocks. They are the best block sets you can buy. If you like the hook it paper the hook it versions stay a little straighter or stiffer at least due to the velcro.
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