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One of my Corian Pens

I turned this about a week ago.thanks for looking;Mack
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Looks good i really like how that turned out keep up the great work there
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Agreed, nice turn out :)
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Looks nice. That's something I've not turned so far. Do you have to glue pieces together to get the thickness needed??
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Looks nice. That's something I've not turned so far. Do you have to glue pieces together to get the thickness needed??
I used to be in the home remodeling business and had a lot of materials left over ,so now I am finding a good use for them.All I do is set the table saw to 3/4",and rip them,next over to the radial arm saw and cut them to 5".Easy;Thanks for asking;Mack
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I've heard of people working in corian and have wanted to try it for some time but haven't. Nice work. The pens looks fantastic. I'm assuming that the chisels have to be super sharp to turn this stuff.

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I've heard of people working in corian and have wanted to try it for some time but haven't. Nice work. The pens looks fantastic. I'm assuming that the chisels have to be super sharp to turn this stuff.
I sharpen mine before,and then about half way thur.Keep in mind,do not let the corian get hot.Keep it cool,turn for a few minutes then have a short brake,then go after it again.Thats all I can tell you.Mack

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Now i have also heard that it smells bad and you should wear a dust mack when turning and sanding it what would you say about that.
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Now i have also heard that it smells bad and you should wear a dust mack when turning and sanding it what would you say about that.
You are right on.With my breathing problems,I always wear a mask.It is a good material to turn.finishs easy,looks great.Mack
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Ok so i know what i need to do when i get my hands on some and try it and will the 3m dust mask work ok or should i get one more the more top of the line reusable one
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All I get are the ones from WalGreens.I forgot how much a box,but they seem to work good.Work at a slow and steady pace and you will do good;Mack
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Corian

If Corian smells bad when you are working it, it is getting too hot. It softens to bend at about 300 degrees F but at 360 it burns (micro fractures and changes color). You can't actually set it on fire.

"...and now for something completely different..."

http://sites.google.com/site/coriartinc/
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