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Cutting bullnose pieces

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I've been asked to create some 3" bullnose pieces from some 1' square travertine tiles. I guess I'll cut the pieces, get a diamond router bit for the bullnose, set up a jig and run the pieces through.

Any tips or better ideas?
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They make bullnose blades for wet saws.
And grinders.

And you'll probably wanna polish them afterward too.

I don't do it enough to make a real recommendation but I like my alpha wheels.

http://www.alpha-tools.com/Product.aspx?PageCode=1080
avenge said:
They make bullnose blades for wet saws.
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Three passes with the diamond wheel. One at 45, then 22.5, then 67.5. I like Gator dry pads. Start with 100 and work your way up. Usually stop at either 400 or 600 depending on how slick you want it. Obviously you can take it further if you want a higher sheen.
Thanks everyone. Obviously I have not been paying attention.

- Bob
How many do you have to make? A granite shop would do them up for you.
The profile wheels tend to get expensive if you dont use them enough. Making the bullnose is easy, polishing it up to match is the time consuming part.
How many pieces do you have to make? Only a few ?
Smoothly drag the tile across the wet saw blade to round over a bit. Belt sand a little more material off then finish with pads. Saves on polishing pads.
How many do you have to make? A granite shop would do them up for you.
The profile wheels tend to get expensive if you dont use them enough. Making the bullnose is easy, polishing it up to match is the time consuming part.
How many pieces do you have to make? Only a few ?
Smoothly drag the tile across the wet saw blade to round over a bit. Belt sand a little more material off then finish with pads. Saves on polishing pads.
About 75 pieces. I have an employee who would do a good job, but I'll also ask one of the local shops - you never know.
75 pcs pick up a wet /dry bit for your grinder. It is big enough job to be worth the $120 investment, If it is shiney use enrich n seal on the edges
Craig what do you mean " bit"?

Also "cutting " you mean " shaping ", contour, profile.

I'd get the bullnose wheel for the wet saw, it's kinda hard to recommend without the full assortment of tools needed when shaping stone.

Wet polishers and pads, it's just what you have when you work on marble/granite.
something like this.

this is from contractors direct

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I didn't know that existed, that just makes me mad that the tile distributor locally doesn't have that, just the wet saw bullnose blade.
Doesn't look diamond'ish
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