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peteg

2857 posts in 1450 days


#1 posted 1053 days ago

I recently got some off cuts from a local bench manufacturer (all shades) but have’nt got around to using it yet in a project, looks like an interesting medium to experiment with as you have found above.
Never realy thought of doing a whole bowl in it, it was more interested in using it for bases, you have now made me rethink .
I did played with a small piece to see how it finished, found if you just sand thrugh the grades to about 1000 then polish with brasso it comes up with t real high gloss finish.
How big is this one John, & what are your thoughts on finishing, dont know if this is a low res’ pic but it is difficult to pick up the surface finish.
What did you use to glue pieces together?
Looks like a nice clean job well done :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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woodworkerscott

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#2 posted 1053 days ago

“peteg”, if you don’t mind me butting in, I can tell you how I finished Corian in industry; I used to be a Corian fabricator. No need to sand up into the high grits. Sand to a 220 or 320, max. After that use Scotchbrite pads. First with the maroon, then the gray. After the gray, wet the surface and buff with the gray again, creating a white, almost foamy liquid. Wipe dry and buff with a dry rag. I never went to the next highest Scotchbrite, white, because it would get the surface so glossy and shiny that customers became a slave to keeping up the luster. For turnings and such it would probably be fine, though. Not so much for counter tops. Additionally you can follow up with a spraywax like Behold or Pledge. Hope this helps.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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peteg

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#3 posted 1053 days ago

Wow, thanks for the heads up Scott thats great advice from an expert in the product, you may have just saved me a whole lot of time, I am sure others will also be interested, thats why I love this site :: )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 1053 days ago

Great project and info very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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