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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

You can get repositionable spray glue. 3M make it, for example, but there are cheap versions too. They're often used for mounting things like stencils. This would essentially turn your foam board into ...
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How to cut out notches and holes in foam semi-precisely?

The "aircraft" you reference is made of expanded polystyrene foam, also known as Styrofoamâ„¢. It is sensitive to heat to the point that there are high-temperature-based tools to address your ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

Anti-slip tape They sell this in most hardware stores, it is used in stairs. The top side is not sticky, but provides good friction.
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

If you want something in sheet form with more friction than Matt's felt suggestion, they sell sheets or rolls of rubber webbing that looks like netting or has a loosely woven appearance. Thin versions ...
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Where to Get a Smooth Foam Mat for Crafts/Packaging?

The mats are common, as you suggest and are composed of EVA foam. Almost every source I've found involves textured surfaces and interlocking edges. This is not universal. Cosplay costume makers use ...
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Are there certain types of foams I should not be cutting?

Yes there are certainly foams you should exercise caution around when cutting. And an easy way to check what cautions you need to take when working with different foams is to look up the foam's ...
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Are there certain types of foams I should not be cutting?

polystyrene foam and similar materials "Similar materials" are basically other thermo-plastics (melt when heated). Whenever plastic is melted a certain amount of vapor is emitted, but generally not ...
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Alternative for wickes PVA glue in america

PVA is one common type of wood glue (one global example is Gorilla wood glue), though the product in the video is the cheaper builder's PVA which can be mixed into plaster, or diluted and used as a ...
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How can I identify/select a foam for stiffening a bag (buying online)?

What you're looking for is foam interfacing (Pellon Flex Foam, Annie's Soft & Stable, Bosal In-r-Form, etc). This is a soft foam material generally about 1/4" (6mm) thick, designed to be sewn ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

Another random idea - silicone baking mats. They're pretty rubbery and non-slippery, and (depending on where you are) might be easier to get than actual rubber.
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How can I identify/select a foam for stiffening a bag (buying online)?

If the only problem with the craft foam is the floppiness, you may have luck with high-density EVA foam. Depending on where you're located, there are a number of online cosplay suppliers who have it ...
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Is there a specific type of pen/marker that won't rub off on EVA foam?

Sharpies can be good on plastic (including foamed plastic like EVA craft foam) but they're not always the best choice. Here I've tested (top row, blue) a Schwan Stabilo OHPen 841 universal permanent ...
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Casting foam inlay for briefcases

Casting foam inlays isn't all that different from creating a silicone mold, except the mold is mostly pressure-sealed; the foam creates a lot of pressure, so the mold needs to be strong enough to ...
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Make foam rubber case

When you suggest that you are using foam rubber, the term invokes many different types of materials with the same name. The density and stiffness of the various choices provide some challenge to a ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

My first approach would be to cover the top surface of the presentation board with felt. It won't be sticky, but it'll keep the pieces from sliding quite so easily. If that wasn't secure enough, the ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

A cheap and easy option is to get yourself a sheet of self-adhesive rubber pads. They are also known as bumper stops. These are often used for furniture or smaller objects, to prevent them from ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

As stated above, if you want to make something non-slip then you can buy non-slip rubber matting quite cheaply, like the previous answers suggest, but if you want to make them sticky, or to have some ...
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How would I go about making this 2mm EVA foam mask sturdier, and what should I use?

If your model is hollow but able to hold its own shape, you could use an expanding foam to fill it in order to make it solid. Be extremely sparing as if you use too much it could burst out of the ...
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Is there a specific type of pen/marker that won't rub off on EVA foam?

It would depend on what you intend to do with the foam. Any acrylic based paint pen should mark it sufficiently to label pieces or to draw lines to cut later on, but if you want to draw a design (for ...
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Where to Get a Smooth Foam Mat for Crafts/Packaging?

A similar material is used for cheap camping mattresses. It's usually blue. Search for "blue foam camping pad" or "sleeping pad" or "camping mattress" or "yoga mat&...
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How to cut a small cylinder out of a chunk of foam with some precision

I would try to use one of the leather hole punchers in the right size. They come in different shapes, for your use I would look for the straight version. Like in this picture. There is also a wider ...
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