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Forum topic by Thomas Porter posted 02-03-2007 06:43 AM 9051 views 1 time favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thomas Porter

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02-03-2007 06:43 AM

SORRY GUYS…. ALL OUT OF CORIAN. THANKS FOR THE INTEREST, BUT PLEASE STOP CALLING! :-)

If any of you are in the Phoenix area and want some Corian, I have a ton of it. It’s mostly scrap material and sink cutouts, but some pieces are a pretty good size. They make good cutting boards or scroll saw stuff. Just give me a call or drop me an email. 602-738-1456 thomas@thomasporter.com

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-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com


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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 02-03-2007 06:55 AM

Out of my reach, too bad.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Obi

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#2 posted 02-03-2007 08:01 AM

No kidding, Dick. That would make a beautiful tabletop for a mobile cutting table.

So Thomas, I did a search, is it like cultured marble or granite or what?

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Thomas Porter

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#3 posted 02-03-2007 08:58 AM

It’s a composite. It cuts like wood, but it is very dense, so it makes a great cutting/gluing surface. Regular titebond doesn’t stick to the surface very well. It cleans off quick with a razor blade. You just can’t get Corian too hot. It will bend or melt if hot enough. You can form it using heat, though. It’s really easy to work. It looks like granite sortof, but it seams easily with just epoxy.

I just use regular wood-cutting blades on a table saw or band saw and just run it through slowly. Some scroll saw guys in my local club are making some cool marquetry and fancy ornaments, boxes, etc. out of the stuff.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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scottb

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#4 posted 02-03-2007 10:23 PM

what a treasure trove… But alas, you’re practically on the opposite side of the country.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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HatchetJack

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#5 posted 02-04-2007 04:29 AM

I was thinking about using the extra piece that I have to set up a scary sharp system on. I would think that it would be flat enough.

-- Quite is Good

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scottb

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#6 posted 02-04-2007 04:54 AM

If not that, check out in back of your nearest granite countertop installer. The ones in my area usually have a pile they let people pick through, so they don’t have to pay to haul it off. Typically a mix of small odds n ends and sink cut outs.

I”ve got some free drainage fill that way, I’ve seen others use them as mousepads, or even go so far as a randomly “tiled” short retaining wall.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Thomas Porter

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#7 posted 02-04-2007 05:26 AM

I happen to have two pieces of granite in the back too if your interested. :-)

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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oscorner

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#8 posted 02-04-2007 03:27 PM

Thanks for the offer, but alas, you’re too far away. :^( How about moving to, Louisiana?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Don Mitchell

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#9 posted 02-04-2007 06:59 PM

What’s the thickness of the corian? I’m in tucson and get up that way often. Also tell me more about the granite you got. I could use another piece of that to flatten stones on.

-- Don

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Thomas Porter

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#10 posted 02-05-2007 04:50 AM

The corian is 1/2” thick. If you’re making something thicker you have to epoxy the pieces together (which is usually what they do commercially). They look very seamless because the patterns blend together well. I’ll take some pictures of the granite and post it.

-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com

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Teach

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#11 posted 02-25-2007 08:06 AM

My students use Corian all the time. I am fortunate that a local company allows me to take scraps from them, and bring them to my school for students to make scroll saw projects and crafts. I’d never be able to pay for Corian with the school’s budget. The students love working with it, and the colors are just terrific. I would suggest contacting a few schools in your area, tell them what you have. In no time at all, the kids will be making plaques, trivets, and all types of scrolled projects that will thrill everyone.

-- Larry, New Jersey

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Bill

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#12 posted 02-25-2007 07:27 PM

That is a great idea Teach. All the schools need donations with their lack of budgets.

How did you collect your supply Thomas?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Kyle

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#13 posted 03-07-2007 10:33 PM

For the teachers living in/around Tucson, AZ, who are interested in some solid surface material for educational purposes, we will likely be relieveing ourselves of some of the supply that doesn’t sell from our site, solidsurfacesurplus.com. We’d love to be able to donate some of it to schools. Please feel free to contact me at kylec@solidsurfacesurplus.com if you want more information.
Kyle

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Hof

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#14 posted 03-07-2007 11:59 PM

If I sent you some mailing labels, would you stick them on soem scraps of Corian and drop them in the mail?

-- Hof in Denver

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Kyle

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#15 posted 03-08-2007 12:31 AM

Hof,
Packaging the Corian is the biggest cost, time-wise, for us because we take great care when crating the items so that they do not get damaged. If you were to pay for the shipping and a handling fee, we should be able to waive the cost of the items if you show proof that it will be used for educational uses. We should probably discuss the details of this off this forum. Please contact me at kylec@solidsurfacesurplus.com
Kyle

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