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Forum topic by Dallas posted 11-18-2013 07:34 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dallas

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11-18-2013 07:34 PM

Hey, Ya’ll. I need some small pieces of Corian, or other solid surface acrylic counter top.
I mean, really, not very big, maybe 1/4”x2”x1/2”
I would prefer black or white, grey, beige, etc. will work. Other colors might work, it just depends.
I could also use some bones of the same size.
I’m not really interested in human bones, that would be hard to explain, but cow, deer, elk, moose, etc would be good.
I refuse to pay $20 plus $5.35 shipping for pieces that aren’t right and don’t cover my needs.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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Handtooler

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 08:28 PM

Just a suggestion. For the Corian or the like pieces go to Lowe’s cabinets dept and pick out a few samples to consider take home for free. some are square others rectangular. I think they’d be thick enough. Go to the deer/elk processing butchers and get the discarded antlers again for free.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Dallas

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#2 posted 11-18-2013 09:31 PM

Thanks Russell, I went to the box stores, they are pretty stingy with samples now. ($7.95 for 2 corian squares). Paint is even worse… I tried to get a sample of exterior enamel, they wanted $6 for a half cup sized sample.

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#3 posted 11-18-2013 10:03 PM

Oooops! Sorry, Wife and I got about twelve a couple of years ago and they didn’t want ‘em back. How about a tile store for samples in 12×12 then cut ‘em w/ a masonry blade?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#4 posted 11-18-2013 10:21 PM

Feed stores and big pet stores sell the flintstone-sized cow bones for a couple of bucks each. They are monstrous from back when we had real dogs the size of horses, not those labradoodle mutants the new generation is so keen on. They just need boiled and dried before you work them. And your local cabinetshop/countertop installer should have leftovers they’d be willing to sell – pieces from the sink cutouts that didn’t get used on the edge profiles. If you can’t find something you need this week then let me know. I’ve got a small stack of leftovers from my countertop install and I can spare a piece 1/2xafewinchesxafewmoreinches. It’s not black/white/beige though, it’s like a chocolate brown with big flecks of black/white/beige.

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Dallas

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 12:46 AM

Russell, no problem except you don’t need a masonry blade to cut them. It looks tough but is just an Acrylic.
I have cut the stuff with a hand saw.

Joe, I haven’t looked at our local farm stores yet. I should.
As for the rest, our closest large city is 40 miles away.
From what I have found over the last 5 years of living here the closest commercial cabinet maker is in either Houston or Dallas/Fort Worth. Bother are nearly 130-175 miles away.
Either one is way out of the way to make it economically feasible.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 11-19-2013 01:50 AM

E-Bay is a good place to buy small pieces of Corian type material and inexpensive. Here is a link. I bought some of these myself.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Corian-Solid-Surface-pen-blanks-25-COLOR-SETS-/321208313571?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac981e6e3

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodTurningCity

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