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Frank Ford
08-21-2004, 12:38 AM
Here's a question I ask from time to time when the thought occurs, and since I have yet to ask it here, I thought I'd give it a shot:

Anybody out there know where I can get some REAL tin foil?

FF

http://www.frets.com

Alistair Hosie
08-21-2004, 01:47 AM
Yes, try a Dental suppliers they have usually small rolls in a container the size of a small medicine tub.
Approx. say ten feet by four inches when unrolled if in trouble email me and I will make enquiries here for you. good luck in the meantime. Alistair

SGW
08-21-2004, 07:45 AM
McMaster-Carr www.mcmaster.com (http://www.mcmaster.com) might have it.

Milacron of PM
08-21-2004, 08:48 AM
Hearing "voices" and want to make a hat ? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

Frank Ford
08-21-2004, 02:01 PM
Alistair - I didn't realize that dentists use the stuff. I see from a quick dental Google that it's commonly available from dental supply houses - THANKS!

DT - No, so far the voices appear to have bodies nearby that are producing them, so I think I'm OK, at least for now. In case you're wondering, tin foil is the material of choice for conforming to delicate surfaces for molding with plaster of paris and/or other compounds. It turns out that even the thinnest aluminum foil is a bit stiff when it comes to really laying down smoothly on a super delicate surface.

Here's what I'm up to:

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Luthier/Technique/Mandolin/Structural/A4LTop/a4l1.html

Cheers,

FF

Alistair Hosie
08-21-2004, 04:13 PM
Yes it's used mainly to block out undercut areas whan making dentures and relief chambers in upper dentures for people who have a rather bulbous area in the palate known as a Torus Palatinus. These are discarded before the appliance ever reaches the patient so it is never put into the mouth kind regards glad I could help. Alistair

SGW
08-21-2004, 04:17 PM
Wow.

Allan Waterfall
08-21-2004, 05:40 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Alistair Hosie:
a rather bulbous area in the palate known as a Torus Palatinus. These are discarded before the appliance ever reaches the patient so it is never put into the mouth kind regards glad I could help. Alistair</font>

If that's anything like a duck billed palatinus,I wouldn't want one in my mouth either. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Allan

Alistair Hosie
08-21-2004, 06:24 PM
Alan your from south of the Border you already have a duckbill palatinus awfooooly posh http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif