|Forum topic by chicagotom||posted 10-29-2015 05:27 PM||470 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-29-2015 05:27 PM
I’m putting in some 1 1/2” butcher block in the laundry room. Not a lot of space so planning on doing a positive reveal on an undermount sink so I can drop in a cover panel that effectively makes the counter bigger.
The niceset-looking way to do that would be to cleanly cut out the sink opening so that the “scrap” can be used as the cover panel – blending in perfectly except a small seam.
The issue is that i’m not sure the best way to do this. My first thought was a router, but it seems impractical to do something smaller than a 1/4” cut through the 1 1/2” material. I then looked for alternate bits or tools and came up with a metal cutting 1/8” end mill bit (these are readily available in long lengths and 1/8” shank) with some sort of adapter in a regular router. I’ve even seen some folks try using a dremel with a “router” accessory as 1/8” bits are the norm for it. Other option is just being very careful with a jig saw (maybe combined with circ for straight parts). Finally, I could just accept that making such a narrow, precise cut in something so thick and hard isn’t well advised, so just make the sink cutout letting the scrap be scrap and use another piece of butcher block to make the cover even though the grain and coloration won’t match…
What would you do?