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    Played with a little Corian...

    ...and I liked it. Seriously machines nicely and quickly. The project isn't very exciting, but I'm still in walk before I run mode. I like this stuff and intend to make a habit of using it.

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    What speeds and cutter did you use? I have a piece of scrap sitting in my shop I have thought of trying to cut, but I have never tried.

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    Brad, the straight cuts were with a 1/8" up-cut spiral end-mill. 12000 rpm and a little slower than I would have expected at 50 ipm. But the chips coming off were appropriately formed and the cuts extremely clean. Absolutely try this stuff... This piece was from Keith and it convinced me that I'm going to like working with it. It's the perfect material for some of the equestrian focused sign stuff I plan to produce, too. Durable, impervious to moisture, etc. It's rock solid on the machine, too...I just used a few tabs in the profile kept things down nicely. I kept my clamps well away from the work area, too, without any movement.
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    Thanks Jim. I will give it a try. I can get all sorts of off cuts from a contractor I work with.

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    That's one of the best ways to get the stuff!
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    WARNING!

    The use of solid surface material on CNC Routers can be dangerously addictive

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    It makes a mighty fine mess to clean up, too... Part of my shop floor is currently "pink". LOL
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    Nice work Jim. Have a pile sitting here in the shop to play around with when we get time. Wondered about the feed speeds. Looks nice. I always figured it was about as bad as MDF lol
    Sometimes I just want to look at pretty pictures,... Thats when I go to the Turners Forum

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    There's no grain so it cuts cleanly. And you want to move along so that any heat flies off with the chips...just as with any other material, but especially "plastics".
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