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I promise, this is the last Hawaii themed thread for a long while

Many moons ago I made a "Rosetta stone" http://www.routerforums.com/kp91s-ga...tta-stone.html out of Corian counter top material, and it still sees a lot of use to this day.

When we were going over some of the topics for the Hawaii badge, there were some pictures of the Hawaiian Petroglyphs, and I thought "why not make some more carvings?"

I had some scrap of light gray Corian from a scrap bathroom sink I bought at the Habitat store a long time ago (about 7 inches wide), and I was given a scrap of blue Corian on Friday from a local kitchen countertop fabricator (about 2 ft x 2 ft). The Mrs. copied some of the petroglyphs from the internet and I cut them out using a V- Groove bit. Everything is done free hand, I just try to copy the lines as best as I can. Corian cuts easier than wood, since there is no grain to try and steer the router. They are far from perfect, but she is happy, and that's all that matters. I had to wrap everything up today since I won't be around next week until just before the event.

When carving Corian I always do it outside, and use my powered respirator. The chips that come off when I carve it are like fish scales, and they get everywhere. The smell when cutting it with a saw is horrible, and takes forever to go away if you do it indoors.

The black Sharpie marker worked as guidelines on the grey, but I couldn't see it on the black once I started carving. I took a gold paint pen from my wife's office and traced over the lines and it worked much better. Acetone took off whatever paint was left.
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Doug, I like the Corian...I never would have thought of using it. Recreations of local petroglyphs are very popular here in New Mexico, too.
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again.. nice work and execution...

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Very cool idea and well done. Thanks for the great idea.
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Doug, I like the Corian...I never would have thought of using it. Recreations of local petroglyphs are very popular here in New Mexico, too.
The Corian would be a dead giveaway that it's not an artifact...
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The Corian would be a dead giveaway that it's not an artifact...
You must be related to Sherlock Holmes, Dan.
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Great work Doug.

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Heh...sort of like using acrylics to fake an old masterpiece.
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