Ripping celotex thinner on a bandsaw?

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  1. candoabitofmoststuff

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    Folks,

    I’ve a small woodwork project… making an insulated box…

    For the insulation I’m intending to use some spare “celotex” I have left over… but it’s 2” thick… and what I’m thinking of doesn’t warrant more than 1” thick…

    I’m just thinking… It will only be small pieces, will this cut cleanly on a bandsaw, or make more mess than it’s worth.

    (I can use a handsaw but I’m thinking/hoping that the bandsaw will give me nicer, cleaner pieces than I could do by hand… If I was cutting wood I’d hand plane the results…. But I’m not going to hand plane celotex!)

    Anyone tried it in the past?

    Regards,
    Cando
     
  2. Wayners

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    Yes you can cut but can't your just buy the correct size
     
  3. candoabitofmoststuff

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    The thing is... I've loads of 2" lying about!
    Cando
     
  4. Wayners

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    Get and cut it then ;)
     
  5. candoabitofmoststuff

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    Tried it... seems to cut nice and cleanly, without significant mess, or, (what I was worried about), nasty melting!
    So ahead with the project!

    Cando
     
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  6. RolandK

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    The first time I cut Celotex I was coughing my lungs up until I put a descent mask on. I can't imagine what it's it's doing to lungs!
     

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