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  1. #1
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    I would like make my foam pillow about 1" thinner. It has a trough that runs lenght ways down the center on both sides about 3/4" deep that my head lays down in and this allows support for my neck. I've tried to buy a thinner one but no luck. Cutting a new trough is the problem. I've wondered about using a mini grinder and a coarse disc for the trough?. I could probably handsaw the rest flat. Suggestion would be appreciated. Al
    Last edited by Al=name; 08-05-2012 at 04:25 PM.

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    why not slice 1" off the bottom and leave the trough side alone?
    It's not about you.

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    You may get some better suggestions, but an electric knife (two blades that slide back and forth against each other) works well for cutting foam. I don't know whether you can make one work for your purposes.

    ...Wayne

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    Sounds like as good reason to buy a 24" planer!
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."

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    Default Re: Pillow

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMulder View Post
    why not slice 1" off the bottom and leave the trough side alone?
    Trough on both sides.

    Why not use Art's idea though to slice what you need off one side. You only need the trough on one side not both.

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    Default Re: Pillow

    Do they still make electric knives ??

    T J

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    Default Re: Pillow

    I think they were all bought by people using them to cut foam and Roxel insulation. Works great for both.
    When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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    Default Re: Pillow

    Soak pillow in water and put in deep freeze....when frozen....cut with saw....(hand/table/band)
    J
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    Default Re: Pillow

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtMulder View Post
    why not slice 1" off the bottom and leave the trough side alone?
    Right and simple! For some reason I though there was a trough on both sides. I think with the trough, I must have been making a "mountain out of a mole hill".

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