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    Any suggestions for resawing Corian...or is this not the thing to do? Thanks Bob
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    I dont think with normal woodworking tools it is feaseable, but Im no expert.I have turned it on a lathe, and scrolled it before, but I cant imagine resawing it on my bandsaw. I think the heat generated would melt it back together, or heat up your blade so much it would wander all over , ruining your piece. And after it would be resawed, it will need cleaning up (planing).Recently there was discussion on running corian through a planer, and I dont think anyone that responded thought it was a good idea.I know I wont try planing corian, not with my planer anyways. Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      Originally posted by lonepine
      Any suggestions for resawing Corian...or is this not the thing to do? Thanks Bob
      Try here....order their free info on how to work Corian. One should consider Corian like a hardwood with no grain.

      http://stonewood.safeshopper.com/?502

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        resawing Corian

        Hi Lonepine
        I resawed some Corian on my bandsaw and it did not turn out to bad at all. I use the biggest blade I had to resaw it. I was resawing it to make my own switch plates for my woodshop that I,am finishing right now. The plates turned out really nice. Good luck

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        • #5
          Hey Fretdust, thanks for your input on the corian. Switch plates...Hmm never thought of that, Ahh...another idea. Bob
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          • #6
            I don't know if you know it or not, but there are special blades to use when cutting Corian. As long as you have been scrolling, I,am sure you are aware of this. Sometime I will put a pic of one of my plates on my site. I just sent a single duplex plate with the Orange County Choppers logo cut out on top to OCC to see if they would like to sell them in their store. The plate was made of 1/4 inch maple.

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              Corian

              I came across a web site a few weeks ago that offered a pamphlet on working with corian. The little pamphlet is produced by Dupont and provides tips on cutting, turning, drilling, gluing and finishing corian. Even has a little section on thermoforming. The distributer is Art Specialties International inc. If anyone is interested I will try to find the site again. They will mail you the pamphlet free of charge.
              If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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              • #8
                Neal: found that website, and received the phamplet, good info and a special on a box of assorted pieces. Thanks Bob
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