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TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Posted:

Despite already having a fair few juggling balls, I've decided that I want to make some more - ones made of rubber.

But, the rubber sheet has to be thin and flexible enough to sew into a ball and I'm having trouble finding some.
So, does anyone know of somewhere in the uk that I could buy some suitable rubber from?

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
What about old moonhoppers or fit balls. Might have slight curve on it though.



would this do it.



Bit xxxxx though



ping pong bat covers?



How will you join it. Most rubbers i have seen wont stitch.




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TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Gnor



How will you join it. Most rubbers i have seen wont stitch.





I'm not entirely sure, I was just going to have a play around and see what worked smile
I suppose that I'll glue them if I have to, or maybe learn how to weld it.

Cheers for the suggestions, I'll have a look around and see what I can find
biggrin

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Mr ChutneySILVER Member
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Posted:
Table-tennis bat rubbers are very expensive for the amount of rubber you get, plus they come with varying depths of sponge bonded to the back- You would expect to pay between 10 and 20 pounds per side.

Matty_BSILVER Member
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Posted:
I would suggest maybe a 'seals' company, they have a vast range of rubber sheets used to cut into seals , head gaskets and the like, I have bought off cuts from them at a very reasonable price...

find a local company that sells it

If you are struggling, let me have more of idea what you want, as I will be going to buy some rubber sheeting in the next couple of weeks, maybe I can pick some up for you and pass it on at FAL ?

ado-pGOLD Member
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Posted:
Hey Bov

Try looking for companys that supply gaskets and rubber sheeting for piping and industry...

this is an irish one but might be a place to start. they have a very big selection of rubber sheets and thickness.

www.ish.ie

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ado-pGOLD Member
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Posted:
Hey Bov

Try looking for companys that supply gaskets and rubber sheeting for piping and industry...

this is an irish one but might be a place to start. they have a very big selection of rubber sheets and thickness.

www.isg.ie

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Matty_BSILVER Member
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Posted:
ubblol seems we think alike.... ado-p

GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Mr Chutney



Table-tennis bat rubbers are very expensive for the amount of rubber you get, plus they come with varying depths of sponge bonded to the back- You would expect to pay between 10 and 20 pounds per side.





ebay...



what about cheapo kids balls cut up. Or bladders out of soccerballs etc

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Mr ChutneySILVER Member
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Posted:
fair enough smile- sorry wasn't trying to be argumentative, just know from buying a few bats in the last few years that bats are expensive to put together. smile

mausBRONZE Member
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Posted:
OOh!! Possibly a helpful thread!

I was also looking for rubber, but to make clothes out of so something on a larger scale than would be needed for juggling balls.

Any ideas????

Matty_BSILVER Member
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Posted:
rubber clothing maus ? spank smile

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
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Posted:
What about used inner tubes?

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Posted:
i think we've solved it. Bovril actually wants to make a pair of rubber trousers.

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Tyres come in all sorts of sizes so Inners must too. Whip up a set for Falmouth.
I think he wants them coloured perhaps Skully. maybe can paint the inners though. Nice idea

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Posted:
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rubber clothing maus ? spank smile



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TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Dentrassi


i think we've solved it. Bovril actually wants to make a pair of rubber trousers.



Trousers, bah.

Rubber chaps are the way forward wink

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Posted:
ubblol

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Skulduggery


What about used inner tubes?



with a good rubber cement would be vwry strong

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Posted:
Have you ever had a sprained ankle?

Well, there is this stuff that physiotherapists use, it's called Theraband. It's like a wide, never ending elastic band, that you use to strengthen your ankle again...

Theraband

That'll do you...

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
and it doubles as a home excercise device


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Posted:
https://www.fourdrubber.com/



look in the fashion section



you can request a free sample to see if it is any good smile



found this too

https://www.pentonvillerubber.co.uk/latex.html

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Posted:
 Written by: Gnor


and it doubles as a home excercise device




you see bov? 3 minutes a day for 2 months and youll look just like Gnor in that picture! wink

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GnorBRONZE Member
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Posted:
or a wombat..both feature in my gallery.

ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol that made me laugh lots Mr Dentrassi. Good stuff.

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Posted:
kiss

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Posted:
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https://www.fourdrubber.com/

look in the fashion section

you can request a free sample to see if it is any good smile





You beat me to it! ubblol

They will send you a sample of all colours and thicknesses for about 5 (may have gone up, got mine a number of years ago), full range for more.
Their rubber can be glued or stitched, although it is recommended seams are glued first to hold them, then stitched - use a fine point needle, and make sure it's sharp to avoid tears. Best type of glue is copydex type. Polish afterwards with silicoe polish (available from all good fetich shops ubblol) to make it nice and shiny.

They used to have a minimum order value of 50, so check first. If you only wnat a bit, give me a shout - been meaning to get some to play with for yonks!

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MiGGOLD Member
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Posted:
If you want some heavier duty stuff, try looking for insertion rubber. It'll probably be fairly expensive, but it's what we use to lay over cable trays when we need to clamber over them and don't want to die. Thick, and the ones i've used have been black on one side and yellow on the other. Not sure where you'd get them from over there...

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DentrassiGOLD Member
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Posted:
so how are your pants looking bov? wink

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