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Old 02-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Step 1: failure!

Well here's how it didn't turn out, using the old expanding spray foam in a can trick:

Too hard to shape, big voids in the middle, not evenly cured, not stiff. Blah blah blah.

Foam board-based version 2.0 will be much more betterer. Pics tomorrow.
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