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Old 04-15-2011, 08:24 AM   #16
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Ron this technique is do-able but a few things must be in order first.

1. The tile must "lend-itself" to the operation.
2. The bottom side of a cut tile may have to be filed smooth to eliminate any grid lines that may be exposed on the edge of the tile.
3. The correct silicon carbide sanding paper makes things easier.
4. Edges near the floor or ceiling would be a concern and probably have to be done by hand using a diamond file.

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Old 04-15-2011, 10:13 AM   #17
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Ron this technique is do-able but a few things must be in order first.

1. The tile must "lend-itself" to the operation.
2. The bottom side of a cut tile may have to be filed smooth to eliminate any grid lines that may be exposed on the edge of the tile.
3. The correct silicon carbide sanding paper makes things easier.
4. Edges near the floor or ceiling would be a concern and probably have to be done by hand using a diamond file.
If one DIYer in a 1000 could accomplish this task, not making the job look like a beaver gnawed the edges, I'd be stunned. Freehanding a consistantly uniformed radius curve requires serious experience.
I think your looking at the task through your experienced eyes.
Maybe the poster will take some before and after photos for us.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:52 AM   #18
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Actually, unless bull-nose tiles simply aren't available to be bought, I can't imagine why anybody would want to go to all the time and trouble to try to make your own.
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Actually, unless bull-nose tiles simply aren't available to be bought, I can't imagine why anybody would want to go to all the time and trouble to try to make your own.
Something doesn't look so good and this is the most economical way to theoretically make it look better.
They sell edging that caps the end of tiles with no bullnose. I'd look into that before I whipped out a grinding tool.
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Something doesn't look so good and this is the most economical way to theoretically make it look better.
They sell edging that caps the end of tiles with no bullnose. I'd look into that before I whipped out a grinding tool.
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Yeah. The few times I've opted to not use bull-nose tile (for one reason or another) I've just made the "edge" out of grout. Not a big fan of it, but it can be done in a way that looks decent.
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If one DIYer in a 1000 could accomplish this task, not making the job look like a beaver gnawed the edges, I'd be stunned. Freehanding a consistantly uniformed radius curve requires serious experience.
I think your looking at the task through your experienced eyes.
And that is exactly why I suggested using a belt sander. A belt sander would make this do-able for a novice. Hell, I wouldn't even attempt to grind the edges with a grinder, that will never work. But then, I've been doing this for thirty-five years and in addition to knowing what works, I also know what doesn't work.

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The few times I've opted to not use bull-nose tile (for one reason or another) I've just made the "edge" out of grout.
Man...I hate it when people do that crap. I see it now and then and I just smile.
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Now some of that stuff right there (above) is the worst advice I have seen in a long time on any Internet forum. It's no wonder this country is in the condition it is in.
Kinda like a tile man giving electrical advise?

what is this wire on my switch outlet box
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Man...I hate it when people do that crap. I see it now and then and I just smile.
Well... Sometimes, if bull-nose tile isn't available, it's about your only choice. Obviously it isn't ideal.
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they make a blade for a wet saw that will make somewhat of a 1/4 round edge on tile. not sure of the manufacture of this tool its been a few years. it is usually used for natural stone tile such as marble and granite and it i will leave a smooth semi polished edge. you may also want to check out some of the tools used in granite counter tops. my want to check tools from Gundlach or QEP. you could possibly color it with porcelain paint
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rjniles: "Kinda like a tile man giving electrical advise?"
Yow and I was as wrong as I could have been on that score. In fact as soon as I realized my mistake I returned to the forum and said so. I let my desire to offer a quick reply to the OP override my common sense that time. I'll be more careful in the future.

If your objective in bringing up that matter here in this thread is to embarrass me, you are going to have do better than that. I wonder if you have ever been man-enough to publicly admit your mistakes Niles. I doubt you have.
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Kinda like a tile man giving electrical advise?

what is this wire on my switch outlet box
It's electrical "advice".
You "advise" someone.
You give someone, "advice".
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