Hand Tools

Subject:
Corian
Response To:
Re: Flattening my Washita ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
I'll wager it will be a dandy substrate for large particle sized abrasive. I tried 220 grit diamond on cast iron. Utter failure. This large particle did not embed, rather it rolled , not ideal.

I did not try Corian, available as scraps at any cabinet shop working it. I did try various things and what worked was acrylic (Plexiglas). Particles embedded under the pressure of the steel and immobilized, resulting in effective cutting.

Corian is hard enough to not deform under pressure, yet soft enough to be dented by an abrasive particle. Denting will more or less immobilize the abrasive, just what you want to happen.

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