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David Visco commented on Michael Toussaint's blog post Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards
"Hi Larry, Do you know if these tools will actually cut closed cell polyethylene foam?  Thanks  David Visco 5S Best Practices"
Jan 8, 2016
Larry Ralph commented on Michael Toussaint's blog post Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards
"Try various advance tools that are recommended and environment friendly. Visit http://www.foamboardsource.com/creative-tools---accessories--design---cutting-tools--foamboard-cutters.html to get idea of advanced cutting tools."
Jan 8, 2016
David Visco commented on Michael Toussaint's blog post Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards
"Tool draw shadowing is a great Set in Order tool for keeping tools at point of use as well as helping to maintain orginization of the work area.   There is however an opportunity cost as well as quality to consider when choosing to do tool foam…"
Jul 18, 2014
Robert Leonardo commented on Michael Toussaint's blog post Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards
"First question, why foam?  Why nest tools (assuming is for tools) in foam? Having the foam cut on a water jet CMC (outsourced) would be the best solution.  We have this done for some of our manufactured products.  If you are doing…"
Jul 3, 2014
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Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards

Ive seen lots of ways to make foam shadow boards, from Xacto knives to a hot blade on a electric heat knife. Both are messy, dangerous, and take lots of time.I've even used vacuum forming for small tools, lots of work.Does anyone have other experiences that save time?See More
Jun 20, 2014
Michael Toussaint replied to Lorraine Payson's discussion How often to Audit?
"on this thread, could someone explain the audit process being used? by whom and when? is the results posted and tracked over the pasts months? thanks."
Jun 20, 2014
Michael Toussaint commented on Community Manager's group Phase 5 - Sustain
"What is the best sustainability system you have witnessed?"
Jun 20, 2014
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Wire Spool organization

"Great improvement. This arrangement offers easy search, can include a home address to ID a location when the real is removed and in use, and can also incorporate a refill tag system when stock is low. -Mike"
Jun 20, 2014
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Michael Toussaint commented on David Visco's blog post Tip for a Successful Red Tag program
"I agree, accountability is key. Adding the red tags helps, and also making sure the tag is used to its fullest intent. Filling in the DATE____ and Tagged by____ is simple and important for checking back. I also suggest that a senior member of the…"
Jun 20, 2014
Michael Toussaint commented on David Visco's blog post 5S Rewards Program
"I've seen several types of reward/ recognition systems. The one I like is whatever helps to get traction, each culture is different. For those looking to start out, I suggest leaning more on the recognition side vs reward. Recognize teams vs…"
Jun 20, 2014

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Shadow Boards -Making Foam Boards

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 11:16pm 4 Comments

Ive seen lots of ways to make foam shadow boards, from Xacto knives to a hot blade on a electric heat knife. Both are messy, dangerous, and take lots of time.

I've even used vacuum forming for small tools, lots of work.

Does anyone have other experiences that save time?

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