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Went



Joined: 19 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 3:17 pm    Post subject: Marble, Granite....suggestions for use please  Reply with quote    

We currently make roman style mosaics - house plaques, tables etc and source our marble and granite from local yards where it is cut - there are skips full of the off-cuts (foc). Collecting some more materials this morning the boss suggested we take the piles of square and round pieces discarded after cutting holes for sinks etc. Apart from chopping boards, can anyone think of uses for these?

They vary in size but think - sink!

It seems such a shame that these will be put into landfill.

Suggestions or ideas welcome. Thanks.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apart from chopping and pastry boards? Knock 'em out at a decent price for people here who'd love a nice big pastry board and I rekon that people would take your hand off to get one.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A friend of a friend has a deal with the local worktop manufacturer where they square off all their sink insets so he can use them as floor tiles.

mousjoos



Joined: 05 Jun 2006
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Location: VERY Sunny SW France
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Saucepan stands, to save putting said pan on a melamine-type worktop when hot

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I second the idea of pastry boards-I have a marble rolling pin with wooden handles, it is marvellous- so if any bits are that shape, go for it

TheGrange



Joined: 12 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As my husband was a stonemason for many years i have seen the waste and it is/was shameful; you want to see how much real stone crazy paving we have!! The marble and granite sink middles i must admit have made excellent infill/hardcore

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8442
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Howe about tempering slabs for sweet makers?


Could do with one for fudge making lol


Richard

vegplot



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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They would make great engineers measuring tables if polished dead flat but probably not a great market for it. I would have thought the bathroom tile market would be profitable.

sally_in_wales
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bases for sundials cut out of scrap metal?

resistance is fertile



Joined: 24 Oct 2008
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Location: The heart of North Devon
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Marble, Granite....suggestions for use please Reply with quote    

Ian33568 wrote:
We currently make roman style mosaics - house plaques, tables etc and source our marble and granite from local yards where it is cut - there are skips full of the off-cuts (foc). Collecting some more materials this morning the boss suggested we take the piles of square and round pieces discarded after cutting holes for sinks etc. Apart from chopping boards, can anyone think of uses for these?

They vary in size but think - sink!

It seems such a shame that these will be put into landfill.

Suggestions or ideas welcome. Thanks.


Thats not the Samaca quarries is it?

MrsWW



Joined: 06 Jun 2006
Posts: 339
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Put felt on the bottom of our granite sink cut out and now have a rather stunning cheese board

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cab wrote:
Apart from chopping and pastry boards? Knock 'em out at a decent price for people here who'd love a nice big pastry board and I rekon that people would take your hand off to get one.


i have a nice granite pastry board from a sink cutout

12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
Posts: 9088
Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pair them up for size and finish then tout them on Hi-Fi forums as speaker plinths.................

gil
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or bases for record players, if large enough, though I know a few folk who use paving slabs.

oliveoyl



Joined: 18 Sep 2008
Posts: 425

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 09 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Garden stepping stones. Fancy raised beds border (somebody posted a pic the other day of slabs used that way). Pet headstones.

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