Carving a chunk out of granite


Carving a chunk out of granite

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Myky D
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****o there, everyone - I'm a complete noob to everything and I apologise if I'm doing this all wrong.



We've just had a bunch of work done on our flat, including having the fireplace hearth of our gas fire replaced with a single, 4x2' slab of black granite.



It looks lovely.



The issue is that the tap for the gas is behind it, peeping over slightly.



We don't want to get the people who installed it back, as they were things my mother told me I shouldn't say, so I need to carve out a small section of the granite to enable me to turn the tap on (it requires pushing in and twisting to make the gas flow and to turn it off. Once it's warm enough, the iron of the fireplace above will be burning hot to touch, so I need the space to avoid doing so).



So my question to the panel is, would a dremel be suitable for this job, and if so, what would I need to do? The area I want to carve out would be a bowl about 3 x 3" and 2" deep.



I'd be really, er ... grateful ... for any advice or info anyone could give me.



Below is a pic - I've included my Blackberry 'phone for size reference.




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Hi this is Beth from Dremel. The best and only thing I have from our Dremel accessory line to cut granite would be my "Diamond Wheel".  We have one sized 7/8" across (which is the #545) and another "Diamond Wheel" which is 1-1/2" across (which is the EZ545).  With the #545 you would use the standard 402 Mandrel, and with the EZ545 then you would need the EZ402 Mandrel.  Because this is a wheel with that diameter, you would need to realize that this doesn't cut radius's too well.  If you are cutting a "square" or "rectangle" out, if it fits within these dimension sizes, then you should be okay. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call our Dremel Customer Service Department on our toll free phone number of 1-800-437-3635, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, CST.

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I too have same issue. What have you done can you show the pics?

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