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Spicoli43

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I'm going to make counters for base cabinets out of 2x10's or similar, plane / glue / Kreg. That's the easy, cheap way that will work. My question is if I can do the same for the sinks? I'm wondering everything from whether my Jig Saw can handle that thickness, which will probably be 1.4" for the sink cutout, to what I can use as a sealant so water isn't an issue?

It's real inexpensive if I screw it up, but I'm wondering if anybody has tried the same?
 

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It depends, primarily, upon the type of wood.
 

Spicoli43

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I'm using Doug Fir. I might have to upgrade my jigsaw, only have a cheapo Black and Decker. My Dewalt Miter and Table saw didn't like cutting the boards, but both could use new blades.

I found a video about using Mineral Oil to seal the counters, but am skeptic that it's that easy.
 
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