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Project by Southernyankee posted 03-29-2017 09:30 PM 1014 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt using bright white corian in a box. I had to use 2 part 5 minute epoxy to glue the Corian to the Wenge. Messy but after about 15 minutes I can cut, route, and sand. Speeds up assembly. This box is bright white Corian, Wenge, and red dyed veneer. It is very heavy. I was going for a art deco look. Very fun project and I get scraps from Corian countertop manufacturers to who are happy to save the scraps for me instead of them ending up in a landfill. Win, Win!





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SawduztJunky

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#1 posted 03-29-2017 09:43 PM

NOW WE’RE TALKING! I’ve been a solid surface fabricator for over 13 years. I build TONS of cool stuff but have no one to share with. Lol. I also made a keepsake box!

-- I don't think I'm ever more "aware" than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer. Questions about solid surface? Just ask. http://www.swiiitch.portfoliobox.net

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#2 posted 03-29-2017 09:48 PM

Very nice…

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woodify

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#3 posted 03-29-2017 11:39 PM

Interesting…do you need a special blade to cut the Corian? I’ve only seen the product at the kitchen store.

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Southernyankee

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#4 posted 03-29-2017 11:43 PM


NOW WE RE TALKING! I ve been a solid surface fabricator for over 13 years. I build TONS of cool stuff but have no one to share with. Lol. I also made a keepsake box!

- SawduztJunky


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Southernyankee

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#5 posted 03-29-2017 11:57 PM

Corian can easily b cut by carbide circular saw blades and router bits. Sands great and with clamping you can make cut lines disappear. Use 5 minute epoxy and clamping pressure. After about 15 minutes u can cut, route, sand, or plane.

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MinnesotaMarty

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 11:21 AM

Southernyankee,

Very nice project. Cool look. I like the contrast.

About a year ago I discovered the working with Corian. Interesting material and some interestjng looks can be achieved. i have always used silicone as my adhesive but epoxy seems another alternative.

I use Corian as my guide rails under my table saw sled.

Marty

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 11:53 AM

I have my share of Corian scraps just waiting for the time to make something with them. I wondered about being able to use something other that the adhesive for corian. I also thought about PC7 which is a 2 part adhesive that starts out black but machines to a middle grey.

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 01:41 PM

This box is very nice. I like the sharp contrasts.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 03-30-2017 02:56 PM

looks good

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SawduztJunky

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#10 posted 03-30-2017 03:32 PM

Here’s a little tip: super glue + a quick spray of activator works great on solid surface colors that ARE NOT white.

-- I don't think I'm ever more "aware" than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer. Questions about solid surface? Just ask. http://www.swiiitch.portfoliobox.net

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