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Unread 04-12-2002, 07:03 PM   #46
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Sorry, lets try that again -
http://www.taunton.com/concrete/index.asp
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Unread 04-12-2002, 07:05 PM   #47
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Unread 04-15-2002, 11:52 AM   #48
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I really like that cast-in-place article on the decorative-concrete.net site Cami posted. The edge framing molding answers a big question for me. I was under the impression you made rounded edges using concrete edging tools after the pour. Sure can't do that for full-round edges though. I wonder if a 1-1/2 HP router would drive a large enough bit to custom-make edging?

You know, a fellow named Dave Ashton responded to a post I made in the Deep End in January on this subject. He had some direct experience in concrete counter-tops. Haven't seen him around here lately tho'. I think I'll solicit his comments for this thread.

I did get the issue of FH with this article in it, but it doesn't give you many details for the $6 magazine tag.
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Unread 04-15-2002, 12:27 PM   #49
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Your smilies are coming along nicely, Paul.

The topic of edging in the book is a little on the vague side. Most shown are very simple (but appropriate for the material), as the emphasis is usually on the top of the counter. The author does recommend easing the edges just after removing the counter from the mold.

There's an appendix on creating a drop-down edge, and a note that "beveling back the face slightly works ergonomically and aesthetically...concrete's plasticity allows for a wide variety of edge possibilities: beveled back, eased, stepped, and sweeping. For a more traditional look, use an inset of ogee molding in the form. Generally, edges can be eased with a radius of between 1/4 in and 1/2 in...."

If you were my husband, I might suspect that you were looking for an excuse to buy a new router...

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Unread 04-15-2002, 01:07 PM   #50
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An "excuse"?! No Cami, a REASON. There is a difference you know...C'mon, you know how it goes: "Hey Honey with that $800 table saw, I could save about $10,000 in blah, blah, blah...."

"If you were my husband..."? Now you know this sort of thing is gender-based. So don't discriminate with your suspicions.

Really now though, my favorite line in this article from dec-concrete.net is:

"Before you begin, it is prudent to educate your customer (wife) to expect and welcome the variations that are inherent and even desirable in handcrafted products." (My edits.)

Man...what a bunch. Think they got that line from the autobiography of Rodin?
http://www.paris.org/Musees/Rodin/gifs/thinker.html
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Unread 04-15-2002, 02:13 PM   #51
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Paul, Paul, Paul....fine, no more gender discrimination. I'll try again.



If you were my wife, I might suspect that you were looking for an excuse to buy a new router...


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Check out the concrete "pavers" and windowsill in the third kitchen in the portfolio at concrete canvas.




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Dave A. is probably out playing Rugby. Either that or drinking some kind of imported or micro-brewed beer.

He's an engineer also, Paul.

What's all this gender stuff? This is a unisex site, as everyone knows.
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Unread 04-15-2002, 11:41 PM   #53
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uhhh, uni what??
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Unread 04-16-2002, 10:25 AM   #54
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John, No harm intended, just wanted to give Cami the business on her tool comment . Unisex for sure...there seems to be a very good diversity of types here on your site.

Hmmm, you're probably right about Dave. This is rugby season, lacrosse season, bicycle season, climbing....I did see him post in the last week or so though. Seems he said he had maybe six of these counter tops under his belt. I thought he was a contractor with that many units completed.

I am actually going to take a wack at a small patio table (beer prop) this weekend. I let y'all know how it goes.
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Unread 04-16-2002, 10:46 AM   #55
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Unisex..sounds like something you do alone.
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Unread 04-16-2002, 11:10 AM   #56
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Not according to the sign for unisex restrooms...




Please duly note that I am exercising great restraint in not making any jokes about Jim being alone with a router...
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Unread 04-16-2002, 12:15 PM   #57
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Thanks, Ah appurtiate thet.
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Unread 04-16-2002, 02:03 PM   #58
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duly noted, I appreciate such grand efforts. Shows uncommon restraint and dignity. The quality of my life for the remainder of the day has improved just knowing that someone out there possesses such scrutiny and well contained inhibitions.

Geez... ROFLMAO
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Unread 04-16-2002, 02:19 PM   #59
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Oh, Sonnie...my three yr old is hanging on my shirt asking why I'm laughing so much!
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Unread 04-16-2002, 02:21 PM   #60
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jes givem a tickle in the ribs and say "That's WHY!!!"
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