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 Post subject: Transporting fragile puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:37 pm 
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I've been looking around recently to try to find a solution to transport larger and/or fragile puzzles through the airlines. I have tried bubble wrap, but it doesn't pass the test for two reasons:
1) It's too bulky
2) It tends to pop when exposed to pressure changes
I'm looking for a solution that can be easily carried over long distances (i.e. over several terminals), is equally suited for travel in the cargo hold or as a carry-on (i.e. not too large), and is reasonably inexpensive. I've so far considered rolling tool holders from the hardware store. Has anyone tried this? I'm thinking that it will have to be hard-sided and have adequate space to put oddly shaped puzzles in.

The other issue is protecting puzzles with points, particularly wooden ones. Perhaps a very thin foam sheet that's been wadded?

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 Post subject: Re: Transporting fragile puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Why won't packing peanuts work? They can be a hassle to use but they're really common and work pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Transporting fragile puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:44 am 
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Foam rubber is pretty good, stable and light. Check out the PAW packaging for what I am talking about. You can get foam in various densities and can cut it to accommodate even odd shaped puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Transporting fragile puzzles
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What about the unpoppable bubble wrap that comes with shapeways products?

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 Post subject: Re: Transporting fragile puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:52 am 
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
What about the unpoppable bubble wrap that comes with shapeways products?

It's difficult to pop that bubble wrap... But it isn't unpoppable :wink:

(Source: I've done it 8-) )

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Foam rubber is pretty good, stable and light. Check out the PAW packaging for what I am talking about. You can get foam in various densities and can cut it to accommodate even odd shaped puzzles.


I recommend this as well, as stated, it can be cut to the shape of said object being transported. And don't get too soft or too hard of foam, as it can be a downfall later.

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