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i am a solid surface fabricator /installer. i am on a commercial job and the super has requested a corian cutting board with blood grooves. i was thinking of setting up a jig to be used with template guides. any ideas on the easiest waqy to accomplish this?
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Making a wood jig with the proper spacing and angle should not be difficult. Not sure what router bit to use with Corian though.

Could get complicated though, depending on what your boss wants. If I were the client, I would want rounded edges and that would throw a real curve ball with a jig.

I would be tempted to do the latter just using a sander/polishing tool freehand once the primary cuts with the jig were completed. Here again, not too sure what is generally used bit wise to work Corian.


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i am a solid surface fabricator /installer. i am on a commercial job and the super has requested a corian cutting board with blood grooves. i was thinking of setting up a jig to be used with template guides. any ideas on the easiest waqy to accomplish this?
Are the grooves angled or flat?

Create a template using a brass template guide. If a router will cut the corian, it will have to use a carbide bit. I wouldn't use a square-bottomed bit, too much surface for bacteria, instead use a plunge OGee and plunge deep enough to give you the curved bottom and the rounded edge at the top of the groove. Experimentation is in order. keep us posted and pictures pls.

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I would use a 3/4" max. dia. core box bit. Using an edge guide on the router, plunge it to 1/3 the depth of the bit, and run it around the corian. Take it easy at the corners.
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I've done this a number of times, similar to Mike's suggestion....altho' I've done it on meganite...which is similar to corian. I use a fluted round over bit. my questions to you would be, are they true blood grooves, and do they run off to the sink, i.e., drain board style ? I've always built jigs..picture a wooden box with edge guides and rails that the router "glides" on, with a slight taper (on the rails the router glides on) so that there is drainage to the sink. If it's not into the sink, the end tapers are more radical, running up to meet the counter in a nice "flow" at both ends. regardless, I run the bit just short of it's straight vertical shoulder cut, so the roundover blends nicely right into the countertop....so you are running the bit like 1/16th shy of where it's curve meets it sharp vertical. The bit is the same used to make fluted columns. Hope this helps.
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