What is the best way to get a smooth surface while carving upholstery foam?

Magnus ChamplinMagnus Champlin Rochester NY
edited November 22 in Fabrication
Not sure if this is the right category.  (forgive me if it's not)

Working on a large creature head for a client project, and It's being carved out of MDF upholstery foam. (design note: the design needs to look made out of foam.) You can clearly see the slices/cuts as I've trimmed it down, and I'm curious how would one go about smoothing the foam surface again? I've been snipping and slicing to get it smooth, but was curious if there is a way I'm just not figuring out. I can dremel and use dragon skin to smooth it right?

Watching Ted Haines foam fabing texture techniques course now.


  • Magnus ChamplinMagnus Champlin Rochester NY
    Okay, I'm sorry, I continued to watch Ted's course and I now see his sanding techniques and using Dragon Skin/dremel.  
  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Hi Magnus,

    Yeah, sandpaper and Dragon Skin are two great methods.

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