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Old November 11th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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I know this is a stretch, but I'm trying to "support" a dsr-500 in a hard shell case on a long flight. We have an old case with foam cutout for a single camera, but were wanting to customize it to hold our dsr-500 and dsr-300 to save space. Where can I find some large (2' x 4') pieces of pluck foam? I seem to be having difficulty finding anything online that fits what I need. I figure I'm just not looking in the right places.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 12:40 PM   #2
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We have a company in Burbank, CA called "Foam Mart," which carries darn near every form of foam known to man...if you contact them with what you need, I expect they could ship to you...

They list pluck-out foam on their website, here:

http://www.foammart.com/foammarthome.html
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:56 AM   #3
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I went to a local bed/furniture factory who advertised foam cut to size. They would have charged a fortune to cut it for me, but gave me a piece of foam (about 8'x6' and 1" thick). I then cut it to size using a sharp knife. You need to do it in layers, but with a bit of patience, I managed to get a reasonable result for my DSR-V10/minicam kit. Don't know how it would work on a camera case though...
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #4
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If you can't find pluck-foam for it, and have to resort to stock foam. Don't cut it with a matte knife. Cut it with an electric carving knife. Much easier and cleaner.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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Any place that sells Pelicans and Storm Cases also sell pick and pluck foam sets for those cases--perhaps one of their sizes will match your case also.
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 12:49 PM   #6
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Like was mentioned before, I find foam at a fabric / upholstery type store. My favorite way to cut it is with my bandsaw. It makes for very clean, straight cuts.
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