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    Jan 15, 2015, 9:50 PM - First helmet attempt, need advice. #1

    After seeing these helmets, I'm going to give it a shot. My question is about material.
    I work for a printing company that does digital printing as well as screen printing.
    We also recently purchased a Kongsberg I-Cut digital router that could be used to
    cut pieces I need.

    What would be the best size material for the helmet. I have access to material
    ranging from .010 .020 .030 .040 .060 3MM and 6MM PVC Foam board. Also
    12 point and 24 point cardboard.

    Thanks.
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    Oct 23, 2015, 3:40 AM - Re: First helmet attempt, need advice. #2

    Hi Drobu,
    i just started on my own helmet myself. I'm following Antman's post. He uses 2mm thick Cardboard.
    Check out his post in the forum:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/f...rdboard-23159/
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    Oct 23, 2015, 9:52 AM - Re: First helmet attempt, need advice. #3

    .08/2mm PVC foamboard (sintra/celtec) is my preference. I've also built a helmet similar to antman's with frame matting type cardboard, but found the pvc to be far superior to work with. It bends easily with a little heat and keeps it's shape when it cools...it just takes getting the hang of.

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