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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Bullnose setup

I needed to make some double edge bullnose for the current job.

Been working on this setup after seeing something similar posted here a while back.

I found a used Flex water feed angle grinder.

Bought a 5/16" profile wheel from Braxton-Bragg.

5 small Hold down clamps.

Here are the results:

Took about 10 minutes or less to set up and profile 5 - 12" tiles

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Need to do some refinements.

1. use a wider/thicker base
2. use 2 clamps per 12" tile
3. add a 1x under the clamps to take advantage of the adjustments in the clamps.

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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Nice setup! A rear stop for the tile to push against (angle aluminum ) could allow you to get away with 1 clamp per piece, also see about corian scraps instead of wood, no warp.

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Unread 01-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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nice Hammy. make sure you let us know of your mods. i just put together a bullnose/ polishing kit and i been thinkin' on that.
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I can't tell what kind of stone you have but of course granite would take longer than marble with the profiling and polishing. Also, a 3/8 radius would probably take a little more time. You have a nice set up though.
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Pretty nice. If you have enough bullnose to make, that's the way to go. Be careful about the thickness of each pc. It isn't uncommon for stone to me off a 1/16 or more in thickness...Not a problem for the router (profiler) but the more aggressive pads will dig in where you don't want them to.

I have to say we pretty much free hand everything a pc at a time. Start with the grinder, then work up through the pads depending on what we want the finish to be. Alpha hand pads work quite well if you dont have a ton to do.
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Nice Hammy! Where did you get those clamps from?
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I have to say we pretty much free hand everything a pc at a time.
Glad to hear I am not the only one...On Granite counters we try and set up a table and polish a few together so the corners match, but most of the time it is all free hand.
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I can't tell what kind of stone you have
looks like a porcelain tile to me.
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It is porcelain tile. Some hard stuff from LOWES. I BN'ed about 14 ft. Need to BN some for the curb and the the bench seat. And the to make baseboard for the room.

I found the clamps at Harbor Freight. About $3.00 ea. I think.

A rear stop will work if all the pieces are the same width. These were 3".

The proposed mod will use an 8" wide base, the clamps will be fastened to a 1x2 which will be moved in or out based on the tile width. This allow the use of 1 clamp per tile.

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Nice Hammy. I think Musky Mike has one somethin like that...
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I usually use a 6' level, a 1X4, and a couple bags of thinset/grout to hold them down. not as elaborate as Hammys setup, but it gets the job done.
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Nice Hammy. I think Musky Mike has one somethin like that...
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I copied the idea from one I had seen on here some where.

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