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Carpe Diem
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Since I see Gene is sitting around recovering, I thought I'd take the time to thank him. His posts from coverings 2008 lead me to this job. Yes, that long ago! I proposed using the tile he posted a few times but never got the jobs. I finally got one.
The design was based around the mosaic. That is a combo of marble, glass and copper. The copper tiles will surround the mosaic above the cooktop. The marble will be the field for the backsplash and there will be random placed glass within.

Thanks Gene and heal up soon! :clap::clap::clap:
 

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Wow, thanks so much for the acknowledgement and the well wishes I have been home for 2 weeks, bouncing off the walls after succesful kidney surgery. Doc says i cant do any real lifting for 6 to 8 weeks:blink:. Now for people who do what we do, this presents a real problem. I am trying to be patient, reading all the good stuff that is posted here helps pass the time. Thanks to the CT family. G:thumbup:
 

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Maybe I can hitch hike on this thread. A question for Gene.

Was just watching an episode of Hometime, they had a segment on the granite c-top to be installed. The used an 8 step grinding for the finish, didn't say what grits but the last step involved polishing compound. First thought was that that would work with concrete. Are you familiar with this technique?

It looked like the were using the same type of wet grinder that I use with the diamond discs. They poured on a little liquid polishing compound and worked it with the grinder. I'm wondering if that was a 0 grit disc or maybe something in the higher range.

Good Luck
Dave
 

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Dave, thanks, We wet grind up to 1200 grit, depending on the cut we need we may start with a 60 or a real aggressive cup wheel, The cup wheel must be used with caution, you can ruin a top quickly with a cup wheel. If you pm me i will tell you how to get a glass finish with no grinding. The only reason i grind is to pull out aggregates or embedments. If you are going for a solid color, you can get a glass finish with no grinding . G
 

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I've done a total of 3 small slabs, so now I can claim to be experienced. :>)

I started with a 50 grit disc and worked up to 1500 in 5 steps. Exposed aggregate was the goal. I am getting ready to do some more experimenting and would like to try a solid color, so I will PM you. TIA.

Good Luck
Dave
 
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