Sinks


 

A beautiful kitchen

 

 
 
 

Soapstone countertops without mineral oil.

 


Below you'll find an ever increasing library of videos showing you different properties of Canadian soapstone and how to work with it. If there's something you would like to see, please tell us and we'll create a video.

I hope they help.



1

A sample of Canadian soapstone.

A short video showing you a sample of Canadian soapstone.

We charge $15.00 a sample sent regular mail. 

(Samples vary in size)

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2

A typical Canadian soapstone installation

We installed these countertops in six hours.

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3

A brief interlude

HGTV'S "House of Bryan"

Sarah tours Bryan's "Mancave"


4

The pallet of soapstone.

A video describing a pallet of soapstone slabs that will soon become kitchen countertops.

 

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5

Moving a slab of soapstone.

A video showing how to move a 170 lbs slab of soapstone.

 

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6

How to cut a piece of Canadian soapstone.

A short video depicting a slab of soapstone being trimmed to size.

Tools: Porter Cable circular saw model #324mag.

Shop vacuum.

Masonry blade.

Rubber pads.

Black indelible marker.

Safety goggles.

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7

Another way of cutting Canadian soapstone.

A short video depicting a slab of soapstone being cut using a plywood jig.

Tools: Porter Cable circular saw model #324mag.

Shop vacuum.

Masonry blade.

Plywood jig.

Safety goggles.

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8

Gluing the soapstone together or making a seam.

Tools:  5 minute epoxy - available at 

Lee Valley tools

Popsicle stick.

Scraper.

 

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9

Sanding the seam of a soapstone counter.

A video showing how quick and easy it is to belt sand

the freshly glued seam of a soapstone counter.

Tools: Rigid R2720 belt sander.

80 grit Norton sanding belt.

180 grit Norton sanding belt.

Vacuum.

Safety googles

Ear protection.

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10

Cutting a hole in a Canadian soapstone countertop.

A short video showing you how to cut a hole in the soapstone countertop.

This particular hole was cut to allow a computer and phone cord to pass through. 

Tools: Dewalt drill

1 1/2" carbide tipped hole saw.

Wooden template.

Clamp.

Black indelible marker.

Safety goggles.

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11

Rounding the corner of a Canadian soapstone counter.

A short video showing you how to round off the corner

of a Canadian soapstone countertop.

Tools: Rigid R2720 belt sander.

80 grit sand paper.

Shop vacuum.

Black indelible marker.

Safety goggles.

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12

Repairing a chip in a Canadian soapstone countertop.

Don't get excited when you chip the soapstone - it's easy to fix and this video will show you how.

Tools and products used:

Festool sander

Cyanoacrylate adhesive

Close up images below:

Before repair - Take a look

The completed repair - Take a look

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13

Creating the finished edge on a Canadian soapstone countertop.

When you order your soapstone it should be oversized and then trimmed to suit.

Here we show you how that helps in creating the finished countertop edge.

Tools:   Porter Cable circular saw model #324mag.

Shop vacuum.

Masonry blade.

Rubber pads.

Black indelible marker.

80 grit sand paper.

Safety goggles.

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the picture to activate the video.

 


14

Cutting a soapstone slab to receive an under mount sink.

A video depicting the most difficult task of countertop installation:

cutting the soapstone to receive an under mount sink.

Tools: Festool jig saw.

4" T shank carbide jig saw blade from Morse.

Take a look at the close up images below:

How clean is the sanded edge? Take a look

What does the jig saw look like? Take a look

What is a flap wheel sander? Take a look

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