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  • Probably overthinking this but . . .

    The current part of my ongoing updates & reno's to my very old house is in the kitchen. After much thought and debate I have decided to replace the current counters with Maple with an under mount white granite sink. Now my dilemma! It makes sense to use the template and then rough cut the sink hole with a jig saw, but how do I smooth the edges? I assumed a router but how? what bit? Dont want to mess up this amazing slab of Maple!
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    Re: Probably overthinking this but . . .

    I would make a template, taking care to make sure the sides are straight & the curves are fair. Then use a spiral pattern bit to finish the rough opening in the slab. A compression bit will cause the least amount of tear out, top & bottom.

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      Re: Probably overthinking this but . . .

      I always just cut the opening a sixteenth small, then sand down the excess wood. Lee Valley sells a hand held drum sander on a flex attachment that works nicely on the inside corners.

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        Re: Probably overthinking this but . . .

        You're getting a natural stone sink made of white granite?

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          Re: Probably overthinking this but . . .

          I do what Frank suggested only on solid surface using a spiral uncut carbide bit.Guide bushing in your router and there will be a minimum of sanding required. Make the cough cut with a jig saw

          Brian
          If your dreams don't scare you, you are not dreaming big enough

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