Faux-granite-countertop button test

I like buttons, and I like them even more when I can make them out of unusual materials. While rummaging in the patch of trees behind the neighborhood, I found part of a countertop … even remember the people who installed it 15 years ago or so. To start the process, I cut off a piece from the main counter and then cut that piece closer to button-depth. In the second picture you can see where the buttons came from. I roughed them out with a coping saw and then used the big piece and a clamp as a jig to perform more fine sawing (also second pic). I’ve scrapped these buttons, however, because they are too thick; a belt sander would shape quicker, but mine’s without a belt.

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3 thoughts on “Faux-granite-countertop button test

    1. thecuriousbum Post author

      I’ll probably hit the next ones with a dremel to smooth out the edges since I don’t have a belt for the sander. I’d like to sell them but confidence in an item is hard for me to have.


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