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Italian Marble (opinions needed!!!)

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Blog entry by Rahm_of_the_Woods posted 10-31-2010 06:48 PM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please check out this craigslist add that I found…

http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mat/2021303850.html

I know absolutely nothing about marble, but I just talked to the gentleman on the phone. He claims that the front is finished on all of these, and the back is not. $10 per slab, regardless of the size.

What would you do? Obviously there are an unlimited number of projects that could be accomplished here, but since I have only tools meant for woodworking, I am not sure I would be able to accomplish anything useful with these pieces?

Ideas? Comments? Suggestions?

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten



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JJohnston

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#1 posted 10-31-2010 07:02 PM

No posten der linki.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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Rahm_of_the_Woods

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#2 posted 10-31-2010 08:01 PM

Sorry all, I forgot to include the link. Here it is…

http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/mat/2021303850.html

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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dbol

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 08:33 PM

It is probably just floor tile. It looks like a soft marble and might be a travertine. The stone will add a nice touch to many projects. If you want you can polish the edges with varying sandpaper grits. It is pretty cheap but you don’t want to have them sitting around because they break easy if moved frequently.

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 08:57 PM

Can marbe be cut easily ?Or is it a big no no for power tools ? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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dbol

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 09:40 PM

marble cuts easy. but also breaks easy. It will cut with an angle grinder and stone and tile blade. many ways to cut it really, but all involve a stone and tile blade that come in many different sizes.

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#6 posted 11-01-2010 03:18 AM

It is Travertine tile. I have seen it used in many houses where I have installed metal railings. Quite fragile and easy to cut with a blade designed for cutting tiles. Also quite porous and if you spill wine on it it will stain if you do not seal it first.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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