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post #63 of Old 10-11-2012
Sic Semper Tyrannis
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I built my own soapstone counters at home. Glued up a farmhouse sink and everything.

I'd do my boat counters in a heartbeat out of soapstone.

It is not light. But I doubt you have tons of counterspace.

It does scratch but you just re oil it and you are good to go. Develops a great patina.

Got it from alberene soapstone south of charlottesville va.

They also do soapstone tiles. Sad but no one in the usa can cut stone tiles. They ship their soapstone to China to be cut into tiles and ship it back. It isn't cheap.

The soapstone countertop pieces are very reasonable all things considered and with our weird shapes and dimensions we likely would be able to use some remmnants and off cuts.

You work it wet with diamond blades and it cuts like butter. The dust is epic! Do not do upwind of anyone you like.

You can carve it,turn it,sand it and I do love the stuff.

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