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V grooving Solid Surface with radius corner6/15
What is the best way to incorporate a radius corner into a V grooved /miter folded dropped edge? I rout my V groove with a Penskie portable V groover. In the past I folded both edges as normal then routed through the through the dropped edge to make room for the radius piece to intersect then trimmed flush to face of radius piece. Any one out there have a better way of doing this. I do have a CNC but never tried V grooving on it because my cut area is only 48x74 I do cut bowl openings on it though. Thanks Bill
Any solid surface supplier will have a solid surface fabrication manual posted online e.g
Working on that one also. I am getting requests for mica and metallic corian. Thought to v groove, then cut the drop edge piece back enough to join square with a thermoformed radius piece. The radius edge and top would have to be cut with a 45 degree router bit. Good thought. Maybe too difficult to look good.
you could try a oven and bending the turndown peice. We build radius forms place the turn down piece in an solid surface oven (ours is 12 ft) than put the heated piece on our form and back it up with a piece of 1/4 mdf slightly taller than the turn down piece to keep it square and use spring clamps every 2-4 inches. Let it cool and it will keep the shape nicely. Do not see why it would not work with a v groove piece but then again I have not tried it yet. It sure makes radius edges and tops go quickly!