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MattyMediocrity
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Hi!

Does anyone know how to shape sponge animals?

I've just finished up an effect I'm super excited about it, but the ending is a bit lackluster.

If someone could point me in the direction of figuring out how to cut my own sponge shapes, it would be much appreciated!

I don't use sponges at all, so I don't know a thing about what kind I need to buy or what tool people use to "carve" them.

I need the sponge to be yellow... I don't know if that's a relevant factor but I'll include that info just in case.

Thanks, all!
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Whelp. This wasn't exactly rocket science.

I'll put the solution I found here just in case anyone was curious.

After hearing Adam Wilbur on his Craig Petty interview talk about needing someone to professionally saw his sponge "nuggets", I thought this might be a pain... but it's surprisingly easy.


I got a big car wash sponge from the Dollar Tree and a hobby razor shapes it almost as easy as clay.

If anyone has a need or desire for their own customized sponge shapes... I can tell you that it's many times easier than you may have thought and it's actually kind of fun.
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What's a hobby razor?
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On Nov 19, 2021, Fedora wrote:
What's a hobby razor?


They're like exacto blades but smaller and they have a tang that slides into an aluminium rod housing.

My VPN doesn't let me access Amazon so I'm posting this link blind, but I'm 99% sure it will show what I'm talking about. https://www.amazon.com/hobby-razor/s?k=hobby+razor
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There was a guy years ago who started his routine with two blocks of sponge foam, cut the adults rabbit as he talked and then did the rest of the routine.
I cut my with scissors. It takes a little time to get the knack but then it is pretty easy. I have a set I made over 45 years ago. I just made a new set for my granddaughter for Christmas last year. No way I was letting her to do it with the die cut rabbits.
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Thanks for the link matty, looks kinda like a Scalpel
with interchangeable blades.
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Quick tip, dollar tree sells a craft knife with 6 different size razor blades,
i find it cuts sponge quite well.
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On Nov 22, 2021, Fedora wrote:
Quick tip, dollar tree sells a craft knife with 6 different size razor blades,
i find it cuts sponge quite well.


Thanks!

Yeah, awhile back I impulse bought a couple of those I've never opened.

I don't like the tiny blade shapes, but it's nice to know they'll do the job when I eventually get to them 😂
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