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Last Post 25 Oct 2019 03:52 PM by Moe. 0 Replies.
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25 Oct 2019 03:52 PM
    I'm reasonably new to fabrication but have a "normal" counter top down pretty good.  I recently made a couple very large island tops.  Largest was 120 x 60.  A couple issues that I'm hoping to get some help with.

    1. By the time I got the adhesive applied it had run off the starting end and left my seam visible.  I had to cut the top apart two times.  To get it to work I finally pushed the two halves very close together so the adhesive bridged the gap when applied.  I finally got the top of the seam looking  good but didn't get the bottom totally filled.  Any suggestions?

    2.  To pull the two sections together I used a single pipe clamp near the middle plus 5 vacuum cups spread out along the length.  The seam had a wavy bit cut edge to help with alignment.  On one end I got some cupping at the seam.  I was able to sand it out but it took a lot of sanding. On very large tops how is the best way to keep everything flat and pulled together.

    Thanks in advance.


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