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    Sprayfoam cavity fill... a thing?

    Hi everybody. I have a prospective oversized crating job coming up, exterior dimensions in the ballpark of 7'x9'x8'. It will initially house a roughly 400 lb. plaster cast of three human figures,...
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    Hi Chris, thanks very much for your comprehensive...

    Hi Chris, thanks very much for your comprehensive response. I will filter through everything and probably emerge with some followup questions.

    I appreciate your assistance, thanks again for the...
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    Ceramic object - fiberfill?

    Hi all! I have not been on the forums in some time. I was a gallery preparator for four years, between 2007-2011. I did some simple packing/shipping there almost exclusively of framed works on paper....
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    Ethafoam adhesive options

    Hi everybody, I have a quick question about which adhesive to use when gluing ethafoam strips into the sides, bottom, and lid of a crate. The crate is made of MDO sheeting, so that would be the...
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    I recently did a Sketchup model of our space, and...

    I recently did a Sketchup model of our space, and it works wonderfully for giving exhibitors good ideas of where they'll be and what their work will look like in the space (roughly). The only problem...
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    Yes, I've used wood glue and screws for the main...

    Yes, I've used wood glue and screws for the main joints . . . I'll use caulking to seal the joints and give it the weekend to cure up.

    Thank you!

    BEN
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    Thanks both for your responses! BEN

    Thanks both for your responses!

    BEN
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    Handles

    I'm soliciting more opinions :) When it comes to crate handles . . . any preferred styles/brands that you all use?

    Thanks!

    BEN
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    caulking

    Hello again everybody! In joining crate panels together, do you caulk all joints for moisture protection? If so, is there any particular type you use?

    Very best, and thanks for the guidance!

    BEN
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    We use ethafoam scraps. Alternatively, our...

    We use ethafoam scraps. Alternatively, our director has bought out a store of water noodles pool toys (extruded foam rods), and we slice them in half if we need stuff in a pinch.
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    Ok, I found some at (of all places) a foam tape...

    Ok, I found some at (of all places) a foam tape outlet! :)
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    Great! Got those, and the MDO is on order . . ....

    Great! Got those, and the MDO is on order . . . speaking of this: To seal the lid, I use an open-cell neoprene sponge in the form of an adhesive tape at 3/4" wide by 1/4" thick. . . . who supplies...
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    Excellent information, thank you Chris! ...

    Excellent information, thank you Chris!

    Regarding bolt closures . . . is there a commercial source you recommend? Or, are they simply threaded inserts a-la McMaster-Carr?
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    Crating materials

    Hello! I am a bit new at this (crate building to museum standards). I work at a university gallery, and my boss has recently asked that I build crates for an exhibition of framed photographs by Ed...
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