Who's got corian??

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  1. Luthier Atlanta

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    Hit up Craigslist, I just did and there are counter tops galore..
     
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    +++++1 Ron Kirn
     
  3. RyCo1983

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    Is Corian now an acceptable material for nuts?
    I recall a couple years ago everyone hating that major manufacturers had started using it...
     
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    flatfive Friend of Leo's

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    +1. I bought a black square in the next larger size and it'll
    last me forever. Much easier than running around trying to
    scrounge some up. But like OpenG says, they don't carry
    the color "bone". :lol:
     
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    I wonder if a Bone countertop would sound better than Corian?
     
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    Anybody else know what sort of materials we should be asking these guys for scraps of? Corian can't be the only thing they work with that would work as a nut?
     
  8. Tom Pettingill

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    Solid surfacing is what you are looking for, Corian is just a brand name for the original version from Dupont.
    Not for a nut material, but handy for making nuts is ask them / look out for scraps of marble and granite. It typically is very flat and great for sticking sheets of sand paper to.
     
  9. Luthier Atlanta

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    Hmm, went to Myrtle Beach for two days and came back to free samples..
     

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    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    I got a synthetic granite sink cutout I use all the time. Its long enough to use to level fingerboards with.
     
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    I went to a local HD a few years back when I heard about corian, and the sales person gave me a whole entire box of those little square corian samples for free. I said I don't need the whole box...she said, don't worry, we have about 50 more of these.
     
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    Everyone's talking about corian for nuts, but I tell you what, it's great stuff to use for templates. In my challenge build I posted about how my MDF neck templates had mysteriously shrunk over time. Corian cuts and routs easily and definitely won't shrink or warp on you. I've been slowly converting my working templates over to corian. I hate working with MDF because of the dust. This stuff is a dream.

    Plus, unlike MDF, it doesn't get ruined if I spill a cup of coffee on it while dancing about the shop in a rage after screwing something up :D
     
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    +1 on that , it makes great templates
     
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    Check with your local Habitat for Humanity resale store. I bought a six foot white counter top for 20 bucks. A Lifetime supply of nut blanks and fixture material!
     
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    Read this thread a couple days ago and checked my local Lowes today. No samples available, guy said they don't carry it anymore. Haven't tried HD yet but there is a local Habitat for Humanity store nearby I will check soon.
     
  16. fretman_2

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    Soddy...you'll likely get the same answer from HD...I did. I'm going to check with my local habitat store too. I broke down and bought one black 4X4 and one cream 4X4 corian samples from Dupont. At least that'll get me started using it until I can locate a source of scrap.
     
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    We need a video of that!
     
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    With colored Corian, you can color-match the nut with the body and headstock.
     
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    Check out recycled building suppliers. I went to 2nd Use in Seattle and picked piece of corian 6 foot by about 3 for $8. First thing was to make a new top for my router table. Lots left over for templates and sanding blocks.
     
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