heres one for all you foam-latex aficionados: whats the simplest way to cook foam? Yes, I know there are online tutorials showing people knocking up ovens from insulating foam and plywood, but that looks like a lot of work and probably costs more time and money than just getting a new oven.
Would a small plug in cooker work, though? something like one of these:
Come to that, I dont know exactly how toxic foam is if used in your regular kitchen oven- back in the day i followed peter jacksons advice in the making of 'bad taste' and just used my mums, the smell seemed to dissipate quick quickly...but maybe we were all naive and me and peter are both going to keel over with lung disease any day now, i dont know..
But id be interested to know if one of these cheap cookers will do. Anyone?
Get a secondhand fan oven off ebay, and don't use the kitchen one.
I have used a small toaster oven for some small moulds, like puppet heads. It has a good range of temperatures and works well enough. It lives in my workshop, not in the kitchen.
My bigger oven is made from a former gas fired pie warmer, with the gas bits removed and a U shaped 1200 watt stove element and thermostat added, but I did that to fit some big dinosaur moulds ( up to 3 ft long). I don't need to use it so much now.