Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

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Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Jozua » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:00 pm

This is a gift for a friend on her birthday. I decided to try Michael’s box in Corian.
Due to possible problems with hinges, I decided to make a fitted lid by pocketing a 5-mm recess on the bottom of the lid for a snug fit.
Copied from members that made a tray for the Paradise Box, I made small tray also out of Corian.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby dwilli9013 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:15 pm

Stunning and a more fitting use for Corian cannot be found. I sure it was well received. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Leo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:20 pm

What a great source of inspiration in this place.

So many AWESOME ideas

That box in Corian is AWESOME
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Oldmanofgf » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:22 pm

Great project will make someone’s day keep on caving
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Savannahdan » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:07 pm

I really like the way it came out, just beautiful. How did you stain/color it and with what? I have some black corian I need to do something with. Didn't want to just dump some contrasting paint in the carvings.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Jozua » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:44 am

Thank you for the kind words. But the real compliment must go to Michael who gave us all these beautiful projects.

The colour is simply black paint from a rattle can. The advantage of Corian is that there is no bleeding and the excess is easily removed by lacquer thinners
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Savannahdan » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:19 pm

Excellent. I have plenty of those. I might give it a try with one of the projects on black corian using a gold paint for accent color. Thanks.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Creation in Wood » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:52 pm

Beautiful Keepsake box, your mother is going to love it.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Xxray » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:22 am

Excellent work.

Another way to remove excess paint with corian is to paint the whole thing with color of choice then scrape off the excess with a credit card type card.
This removes most paint where its not wanted but of course anything engraved remains painted.
When dry, simply use an orbital or mouse sander [light grit, 120 or so] to remove from all areas not engraved - I follow this up with a matte clear coat which really makes the whole thing pop.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Jozua » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:29 am

Xxray wrote:Another way to remove excess paint with corian is to paint the whole thing with color of choice then scrape off the excess with a credit card type card.

Thanks Doug,
What a brilliant idea I never considered that. I will try that next time. To be honest if one over-spray, removing the excess paint with thinners can create quite a mess.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby krugshouse » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:16 pm

I have worked with Corian before, best way to get rid of over spay I found was to use 1200 wet/dry sand paper. I just run water over it in the sink while I sand . if you talk to kitchen guys they will tell you its the best way to remove scratches and bring back the shine.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:09 am

Man, I love that box the way you did it in the Corian and the paint-fill contrast! Beautiful, beautiful!

Great idea to add the shelf insert, too.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby CarveOne » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:24 pm

I totally agree with you Michael, this is a very fine use for Corian. Very well done Jozua.

When I used it to make the Lady in the Woods carving that you saw at the McGrews Aspire Camp two years ago, I used dark gel stain, then wiped the surface with a little paint thinner on a folded paper towel, lightly wiping the surface until the surface was clean again. You get sharp edges that way, and the original slick finish on the Corian is not harmed at all. It also works with paint, but in both cases it uses a lot of paper towels. The folded paper should be lightly dampened and turned often. With practice you will get a feel for just how damp is best.

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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby Jozua » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:58 pm

WOW!! Thank you for your kind compliments gentlemen. I am totally prepared to listen to the “Masters of the Trade”.
I have dark gel stain but was not sure that it will work Corian, I only use it for wood products. Thank you this is good to know. This will almost force me to make another one just to practice the new paint techniques.
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Re: Mother’s Keepsake in Corian

Postby CarveOne » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:52 pm

Jozua,

Here is a photo link to the carving I mentioned. You can see the fine details that are possible. Where cleaning did not bring out all of the little points in the details it is a simple matter to use fine sandpaper to lightly (and selectively) sand the points enough to make them white so they stand out. Do this after the gel stain or paint has dried, and blow off the dust. I used a final light overcoat of clear polyurethane afterwards to seal the gel stain.

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