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Old 08-10-2008, 03:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Tried my hand a turning a couple of corian Sierras yesterday.





I got a slab of corian from my daughter that was left over from her kitchen counters. It was just under 1/2inch thick, glued two pieces together with medium CA and let sit overnite. Finished just like acrylic - shape with a skew, 400, 600, and 800 wet sand, MM to 12000, plastic polish and coat with RenWax.

I will have to do more of this material, I like the way it finishes.
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nice job george
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Thought I would touch it up for you a bit. It was too dark and didn't show the color very well. I hope you don't mind. It is a very nice pen.
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Thanks Steve, that is more what they look like. I have done amateur film photography for many years but this digital stuff just eludes me.
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I love turning Corian, and I just found a basically unlimited supply of it free. A local shop will pretty much give me all their sink cutouts, which are plenty big enough for a couple dozen pens each PLUS a nice cutting board.

Nice job on the pen--- that's one of the more interesting corian colors I've seen.
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That is how these pens started - a sink cutout turned cutting board. My SIL is smart enough to know not to use it that way and it was just sitting under the sink gathering dust. I told my daughter that I was interested in trying some corian and the next thing I know there is this slab in my hand. I hope to get about a dozen pens out of this piece (1/2 inch thick so it has to be doubled). The real issue is now I have to find a cheap source.
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The real issue is now I have to find a cheap source.
Like Matt said, find a shop that does solid surface and ask for sink cut outs. I even got samples from one local. You can also go on the different manufac. websites and request samples. Not as large, but enough to do a pen or two.
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has anybody tried ebay for corian blanks and other types, i recently bought over 360 pieces for 25$ good quality . 100 different colors.
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I stopped at a local countertop store and spoke with the manager and inquired if it would be possible for me to watch their dumpster for scraps. I showed him some of the pens I've made and since have periodically given him pens in return. I have more Corian than I know what to do with. It sure beats sending all of it to the landfill.
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