Unatural "granite" fork

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by Kyl, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Kyl

    Kyl New Member

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    Here is my first attempt at a board cut frame. These are made from DuPont Corian scraps. Corian is polycarbonate. The same as bullet-proof glass. It is very tough but rather easy to work because it has no grain. It polishes up nice. I only sanded these to 400 grit. It gives them a nice matte finish and doesn't look to much like plastic. These will get a TB black band set. My local supplier is out of TB gold. Dang it.<br><br><img src="http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/2777/corianslingshots1.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. **Dorfjunge**

    **Dorfjunge** New Member

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    nice job man! but i think the material is damn ugly xD
     

  3. petersonOD

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    I like it. Looks very "stone age". Like a savage caveman tool. Nice work!
     
  4. Oldschool

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    Looks great! Lots of possibilities with that stuff I imagine!<br>How thick is it? Is it heavier than plywood? Cost? Thanks
     
  5. Kyl

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    The Corian I have is 1/2" thick and denser than plywood. I have no idea how much this stuff costs. When they build a counter top from this stuff, they just cut a piece out where the sink basin goes. I have some friends, who are cabinet makers, who give me these small cut outs for free. I think they were going to throw them in the dump. Maybe if you call a cabinet company, they might give/sell you some?
     
  6. Oldschool

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    Good tip. I'll see if I can get a hold of some scrap pieces.
     
  7. 3bears

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    I like it! the material is so different, almost a camo paint job! I'd deffo want to be seen shooting with something like this! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  8. dayhiker

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    Amazing, that is almost exactly the same as the Corian on my kitchen counter tops! You did a great job shaping those, too. How's the weight?
     
  9. Kyl

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    Thanks guys. The density of Corian is about 1.7. Where as Ebony is about 1.2 and aluminum 2.7, compared to water. So I guess it's right in between really dense wood and aluminum.