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Unread 08-22-2017, 09:01 AM   #1
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Marble cutting and "polishing"

I found some marble of various sizes in old barn.

Pondering cutting these to sizes I could use as thresholds, making bevels or bull nose, and ending up with surfaces that would not look obviously done by a fool and his tools.

Where should I start? Or might it be wiser just to chat with some local yards and custom counter top guys?
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Unread 08-22-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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Joe, I'd start by calling my countertop guy

By the time you buy tooling you'll have spent more than you saved not buying the marble.
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Marble is actually really easy to polish, as long as you are going for the honed look. It's totally doable with a belt sander and a few grits of automotive type wet sand paper. Granite is a whole different story, you need diamond polishing pads for your grinder (or hand held ones). I make all my own corner shelves and niche sills from scraps that the counter top guys toss. Takes me about an hour/ piece to make. Most of then are quartz or ceasarstone.
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Also don't waste any time pre-making anything. When the occasion comes up, tell the customer: I have a nice piece of matching marble we could use for that. Then cut and polish to suit.
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