Well the base cabinet is in place and the position of the sink was determined so I drew an outline of the sink and I put a 3/4” line around the inside.
I cut the straight lines using the battery operated skill saw, and the corners with a jig saw.
I used hot melt glue and put down wooden blocks so that the sink could be placed in the correct position and be able to placed in position fast.
To take the blocks off you just whack them with a hammer (Sideways).
I write on the bottom the positioning of the extra parts to be put on. The edging goes on the front and on the stove side.
Turn the counter top over and the sink didn’t fall on the ground. So far so good.
When doing routing of Corian you get many, many pieces of plastic that look like Ivory Soap Flakes.
I did a round over of the Corian on the inside of the sink edge.
I turned the counter top over and put on the drop edge and all of the other pieces of bracing.
I had my wife come over to the shop and help me turn over the piece one more time. We started to pick it up using the corner as the starting to lift place. As soon as we did that I stopped and said that we can’t do that it will crack. 2 seconds later we did it again and it broke.
I guess that short term memory failed. My wife started to think of all of the possibilities, Buy a new piece of Corian, Buy a new sink, Start over. (And this was all within 5 seconds of it breaking). Todd said handle like glass and I guess he was right. Thanks Todd for the insite or I wouldn’t have even said, “Don’t do that, or it will break!” I guess that you should have told me twice. But, experience is a great teacher.
My craftsman/creator kicked in and I grabbed the tube of glue and glued the crack line and put my 10’ pipe clamps that were last used for my deck to pull the pieces together.
I came into the house to feel very dejected.
Two hours later I went back and found that the glue had all hardened, I cleaned up the edges, Put on the Ogee edge, sanded and polished to 2000 grit.
Brought it into the house and installed it.
The crack is not visible. But, we were very careful putting it in place, making sure that the end was always supported.
Now for the return and installing the plumbing, dishwasher and sink.
Mother-in-law in three days, I may make it yet. At least functional.
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