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Unread 03-21-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cutting a curve in granite for kitchen counter

Homeowner wants to replace formic type counter with granite tile. The current counter ends in a slow curve, 24" radius? The shelving below follows the counter curve. Edging material is yet to be determined. Is it possible to do a curve in granite tile? What tool would do it? The owner would like to use 24 x24 tiles to reduce grout lines and is leaning toward using prefinished granite edges.
Thinking that if the counter is cut straight, the shelves will need to be cut straight to make it all look right.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Unread 03-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #2
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No problem cutting a curve in granite justuse your angle grinder for the rough cut then use a drum type silicon carbide stone or granite polishing diamonds on a varibale speed grinder.
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Unread 03-21-2009, 01:50 PM   #3
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Yep same here..grinder with a flush cut diam. blade to rough in the shape and sanding back to the line with a barrel bit or course pads. To make curves we use Trex or luan ply cut into strips they bend nice can be tacked in place or held by a helper and marked. It also gives a nice visual so you can tweek the radius if needed.
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Unread 03-21-2009, 04:01 PM   #4
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You can bullnose and polish the edges everywhere like I did around this sink. http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=71152
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Unread 03-22-2009, 05:51 AM   #5
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I would like to rent a tool like this one. But for someone who makes a lot of curve cuts, the price might be worth it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOkxo_TzrkE
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timo- most rental places aren't going to have a specialty tool like that. And what does a rental cost?> $30-50? You can buy it for a hundred or so, and then the blade might be another whatever. Then you can do them all day long.

Herb- if you're using prefinished 24" tiles you might have trouble matching the edge profile, in fact many of these are laminated on the front edge so a radius would be impossible (almost). You could make the curve (90 degrees) as a series of triangles with 30 or 22.5 degree pie shapes.

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Unread 03-22-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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Well, the 24x24 granite can be cut to follow the radius of the cabinet, doesn't matter if the radius is an inside (like's in that link) or on an outside corner. The skirt pieces on the face may have to be small pieces, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
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