This thread is sick! Crazy how you're willing to give away your secrets! Good man, good man!
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I saw wat you suggested to watch about making a foam press. I've made a few high density foam presses before, but I have never been able to get the male and female part of the press to be an exact fit with the concave on my centering line from front to back. can you suggest what tool I might try to better my presses for future decks better outcomes?
Really the only practical way to get a “perfect” mold shape is to cut it with a CNC. You know that the male and female sides of the press should not be a perfect fit to each other? Assuming you are pressing half-inch thick decks, the male concave radius should be 0.5” less that the female concave radius – that way the fit is “perfect” when you are pressing.
Since I made that video I’ve stopped making the multi-segment molds. I now cut single pieces for the male and female sides with a 48” hot wire – but it is hard to get a perfect cut with a wire that long. And I had a wood (mdf) mold CNCd for me.