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Fixed post materal I got free

2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
edited 5:29AM in Off Topic
I got some questions on some material I got free. I'm not sure but I think this is a piece of Corian 22x28x1/2 inch. I am using it in the house to prepare meat for the egg. I'm not sure but it's probly not wise to use this as a cutting board because it may dull my knife. Any thoughts? Tim

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I'm not sure what this is and I want to know how to cut it. Can I take a skill saw and square it up with a normal wood cutting blade or will it take a special blade? Tim

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Comments

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,326
    Did you know you posted the address of the post - thus it just loops back to itself going nowhere. Might want to edit it if you really want an answer! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Dang it Thanks.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,326
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    This last summer I had a piece of Corian cut for this dining room bay window. Even though they had made a precise template before cutting back at the shop they had to make a smig change here and there. I watched and asked and they were using carbide blades and belt. It's tough stuff so no I wouldn't cut on it with my good knives.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,112
    Ron,

    I've been on that post for hours. Thanks B)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    :) :side: :silly: :lol: :) :side: :silly: :lol:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Ron. Sorry Steve. :blush:
  • PhilOshPhilOsh Posts: 84
    If its corian or a corian knockoff, you can cut it with carbide wood cutting tools. You can drill it and sand it and round the edges with a block plane. Try a small edge with a rasp, or saw, or block plane and see how it goes. Cutting on it with a kitchen knife is going to hurt the corian more than it hurts the knife, but you can get the blade marks out with elbow grease and sandpaper because the colors go all the way through the product and aren't just on the surface. Same scenario applies to burn marks. Watch the dust though, it's very fine.
    Phil
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks Phil I'll give it a try. Tim
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Ok I took a flat bastard file to it and it will shape nicely. Thanks, Tim
  • i do not know what it is but i would never let a good knive blade touch it ..
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thanks bill. I won't. I will use it for an extended table. Anything that will help me prepare my food. Tim
  • i tried to use a piece of corian as a cutting board.... it definitely dulls you knives...it contains quartz powder...along with the epoxy binder...
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    ranger ray, Thanks for your response. I plan to use it like an extended table for preparing food. Like shredding a butt after it's cooked or seasoning food before it goes on the egg. We have a very small kitchen. I will use a cutting board if I need to cut something up. :) Tim
  • jonboyjonboy Posts: 163
    Corian can be shaped and treated like wood. You can saw, drill, route, sand with the same tools.
    If you want to polish the top or edges you can, i would use an da sander. A air driven one is best, higher rpms than an electric one. Start with 180 grit and work your way up 220, 300, scotch bright pad.
    A jigsaw will cut it fine with a down cut blade.
    Be careful putting hot pans on corian as it will burn/melt.
    jon
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Thank you Jon. Tim
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