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    Left over corian

    Well, the new counter top went in last Friday and it looks great. Much better installation.

    The installer was nice enough to leave the old Corian counter top - enough for me to do both vanities and then some. It's the "then some" I have questions about.

    First, anyone who wants a chunk for pen turning, etc., drop me a PM. I have some I'd like to give away - not too much, but some.

    Second, I've always had problems with cut off sleds not staying flat. I was just out in the shop looking at the left over corian and thought, "Wow! What a great material for a cut off sled!"

    So, a few questions. Will it hold a screw or will everything have to be epoxied? Also, what other jigs or fixtures would you build if you had a few pieces of this stuff lying around?
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    Top for router table???
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    Countertop on outdoors kitchen/grill area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post
    Top for router table???
    If I had not just completed one made of MDF I might!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Countertop on outdoors kitchen/grill area?
    Ooo. Cool idea.
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    Rennie, be sure to save all your scrap Corian. It turns nice and makes great pens, bottle stoppers and such.
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    Bump

    Still have a few pieces left for someone to turn a few pens from.
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 06-07-2011 at 11:27 PM.
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    I know you can drill holes & put bolts through them, etc.

    It seems that I knew a guy that drilled and threaded for screws to mount a router...
    You could just try it on small piece to see how it works...

    I think you can glue-up pieces too... just like panels, etc.

    ... and cut with regular ww'g tools... routers, saws, etc.

    Sounds good!
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    Corian is a great material but you have to use widia saws/ tools to cut it unles you want to dull them real quick.

    As per puting bolts on it you should work it as if it was metal. So you can make a hole and thread it and it will hold.

    Remember that you need a special glue to glue it, epoxy may work but I do not guarantee it. On thing that many people forget is that you can bend it by heating it. When I was a student the former class made a project out of corian and I still got some scraps of it somewhere in a box.
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    I've thought corian would make nice knife scales. Does anyone think that would work or am I way off track?

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    I've used it for pens and bottle stoppers before Bob...Give it a shot!
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