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Thread: Corian laps - UK supplier ?

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    Default Corian laps - UK supplier ?

    Hello,

    I am enjoying faceting marbles with my Facetron, but would like to start using corian laps and voodoo polish for quartz - just wondered if anyone knows of a supplier for corian laps in the UK or if anyone would like to share a parcel from the USA.

    Regards,
    Keith

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    With the exception of Manchester Minerals, are there *any* faceting suppliers in the UK? There's a fair few people working Corian and the equivalents though - whether it would be cost-effective to get them with the level of surface finish needed for laps I don't know. Do you know if Corian laps are machined or cast?

    I occasionally use old CDs with diamond paste for polishing gravers on a powerhone, no idea if that's transferable to your application.

    Where did you buy the Facetron?

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    Hello Peter,

    Jim Finlayson is the contact in the UK for http://www.facetron.com/ - a 2 hour demo was kindly arranged when I picked the machine up.

    Jim is the membership secretary at www.ukfcg.org

    Would like to see Cooksons get involved with faceting supplies as well.
    Last edited by kreffell; 30-12-2013 at 09:03 AM.

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    Uh oh, I probably shouldn't have asked...
    Thank you (I think!).

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    Corian can be milled, its often used as kitchen counter top and ground flat like granite I think.

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    Yup, it's not great stuff to cut, but it is doable. Whether it'd be worth surface grinding, I don't know. Possibly an application for waterjet cutting to get the profile though?

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