Avocado – Polystyrene Palooza!

Jason and I before unloading the block of Polystyrene.


Yesterday my 42″ x 49.5″ x 98″ block of Polystyrene arrived. There was some confusion as to how the heck I was going to get it home into the garage in order to sculpt a big, fat avocado – but all is well. The factory in Aurora, Insulfoam, was all set to deliver until they mentioned their 53′ trailer might not be able to navigate the winding residential street we live on. I called Jason Chaney, who has his own contractor & carpentry business and he was able to strap it into his truck for the ride. He decided to take the side streets and drive a little slower just in case the block got a little jumpy in the wind.  

Marking up the block for cutting.


I measured it out and then started using the hot wire tool to sculpt away the negative areas. Geez, I’m cutting most of it away and the huge piece I expected may seem really tiny when I’m done. I’ve been working all day and hardly made a dent but have 6 garbage bags full of scraps. We’ll be set for packing peanuts for life!

Using the hot wire tool to remove the extra material.



3 Responses to “Avocado – Polystyrene Palooza!”

  1. StyroHome (@styrohome) Says:

    You have been placed on Mightybell, https://mightybell.com/spaces/3bf8624f1716ccf4/posts/320d7545b9b3fdfe

  2. Dan Says:

    where do you get blocks that big?

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