Toy made out of Corian.

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A few years ago I was working as a assistant superintendent. We were building a surgery center in Colorado and had to re-do the bath room stall dividers. They are made of Corian. Any way I received the left overs from the contractor.

I asked him why the owners wanted such a expensive material. He said the main reason is the material is non-porous , Corian is approved for use in specialized environments, such as laboratories and hospitals.

Well, what do you all think. It is made by DuPont and is made out of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate. It comes in over a hundred colors and with some heat can be molded to different shapes.

I made a cutting board out of some of it and have not had any problem with it in five years of use.
The great part is if you get a scratch you can sand it out with Scottchbright or fine sand paper.

I would like to make some dildos out of it. I just think that it would be way cool to make my own toys.
Your input is greatly appreciated.
07/15/2010
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Jul!a Jul!a
The only thing I would be nervous about is using it without noticing that a scratch had been put into it, and having that scratch either harbor things until it was noticed, or had already started harboring things and you didn't know til you got sick. But otherwise, having worked a bit with Corian doing interior design classes and such, I think so long as you know what you're doing, it might be a really neat thing to start experimenting with.

Let me know what you do, I'm really curious
07/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Jul!a
The only thing I would be nervous about is using it without noticing that a scratch had been put into it, and having that scratch either harbor things until it was noticed, or had already started harboring things and you didn't know til you got ... More
Thank you for the feed back. I will let all know as I go.

I started to make the first toy today. It is a prostate probe.

One nice thing about this stuff is that scratches are hard to miss. I would think that the anti-bacterial property's would be through out the material, based on the fact that laboratories can refinish if they need to without worry.
07/15/2010
Gary Gary
There are probably lots of materials that could be used, but are not cost effective to use in mass production.
07/15/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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There are probably lots of materials that could be used, but are not cost effective to use in mass production.
Agreed and truthfully I would not be thinking about it if I didn't have a bunch of it laying around.
07/15/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
So, did you ever give it a go? How did it work?
08/07/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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So, did you ever give it a go? How did it work?
I'm also a little curious about this.
08/08/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Ha, forgot all about this. Yes, I made a total of three toys, but only one of them is still around. One did not work all that good and one broke when I dropped it. It was kind of thin so it was to be expected. Corian is not that strong when it is thin.

Anyway, here is the one I still have.



It is about four inches long and about 1" in diameter.
08/08/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
You continue to amaze me, Tim.
08/08/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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You continue to amaze me, Tim.
Awe, thanks. I do try.
08/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Ha, forgot all about this. Yes, I made a total of three toys, but only one of them is still around. One did not work all that good and one broke when I dropped it. It was kind of thin so it was to be expected. Corian is not that strong when it is ... More
That is so amazing to see actually.
08/08/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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That is so amazing to see actually.
Pretty cool, eh? I wish I had some bigger pieces, something around 2" X 2", that way I could make a dil about 1 1/2" diameter.
08/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Pretty cool, eh? I wish I had some bigger pieces, something around 2" X 2", that way I could make a dil about 1 1/2" diameter.
You might be able to get pieces that size from hardware stores. Sometimes there are samples that are about that size. Or you can contact manufacturers and ask if they have any scraps of a certain size they'd be willing to send you. Otherwise it's buying a whole countertop and making a plethora of toys! (which if you do I might totally buy one off of you...)
08/08/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Jul!a
You might be able to get pieces that size from hardware stores. Sometimes there are samples that are about that size. Or you can contact manufacturers and ask if they have any scraps of a certain size they'd be willing to send you. Otherwise ... More
haha "Tim's custom made sex toys" Ya! it could work. lol
The pieces I have are laminated together, so I guess I could just make them as big as needed. It would be way cool if I could get different colors.
08/08/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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haha "Tim's custom made sex toys" Ya! it could work. lol
The pieces I have are laminated together, so I guess I could just make them as big as needed. It would be way cool if I could get different colors.
Omg it would!
08/08/2011
Antipova Antipova
What's the density of corian like? Just looking at that, I have no idea how heavy it would be...
08/09/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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What's the density of corian like? Just looking at that, I have no idea how heavy it would be...
If you compared a toy of the same size it would be heavier than plastic, closer to glass. During use it feels very much like glass, acts like it too as far as lube and slipperiness.
08/09/2011
biggieaddict biggieaddict
*looks thoughtfully through wall at pile of corian scrap in the garage* Acrylic...I think I'll do some googling 2mo & see what to use to solvent weld 1/2" layers together.
11/04/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Ha, forgot all about this. Yes, I made a total of three toys, but only one of them is still around. One did not work all that good and one broke when I dropped it. It was kind of thin so it was to be expected. Corian is not that strong when it is ... More
wow, amazing...
11/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by biggieaddict
*looks thoughtfully through wall at pile of corian scrap in the garage* Acrylic...I think I'll do some googling 2mo & see what to use to solvent weld 1/2" layers together.
They make a glue just for Corian, a bit pricey but you can get it color matched and it has the antibacterial properties too.
11/04/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
You are so awesome. I eagerly await my chance to order one of Tim's custom corian dildos.

I have a corian water bowl that is 1.5 feet in diameter. I wish I had the skills to turn that into a toy.
11/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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You are so awesome. I eagerly await my chance to order one of Tim's custom corian dildos.

I have a corian water bowl that is 1.5 feet in diameter. I wish I had the skills to turn that into a toy.
lol That would be so cool, what a great side job.

Surprisingly, it is very easy to work with, the hard part may be finding the glue. All I use is a coping saw to cut out the rough shape and files/sandpaper/steel wool to smooth it out.
11/04/2011
LowFreqFreak LowFreqFreak
Tim - that's awesome!

So does it retain temperature? Just curious about warming it up. I guess as a counter top that would probably be detrimental, but just curious.
11/04/2011
namelesschaos namelesschaos
That is amazing. You once again continue to impress.
11/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by LowFreqFreak
Tim - that's awesome!

So does it retain temperature? Just curious about warming it up. I guess as a counter top that would probably be detrimental, but just curious.
Does not affect it, not sure if you can boil it or not but you can use hot/cold water for temp play. Holds it pretty good, about like glass.
11/04/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
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lol That would be so cool, what a great side job.

Surprisingly, it is very easy to work with, the hard part may be finding the glue. All I use is a coping saw to cut out the rough shape and files/sandpaper/steel wool to smooth it out.
I stand corrected. Apparently the bowls are cultured marble. But they're clearly non-porous, unlike real marble. The cats have been drinking from them for years. We have two smaller bowls in addition to the oversized one. Perhaps you'd consider expanding your new business and turning cultured marble bowls into toys?
11/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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I stand corrected. Apparently the bowls are cultured marble. But they're clearly non-porous, unlike real marble. The cats have been drinking from them for years. We have two smaller bowls in addition to the oversized one. Perhaps you'd ... More
I do have a bit of Rock Hound in me, marble toys would be awesome, eh?
11/05/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I think it would probably be safer than the Lovemoiselle toys which are made from ceramic. It's stronger than ceramic and probably is less likely to break.

I know Corian has its own temperamental things about it (from guys I know who install it) but you seem to be doing well.

Dude, you should start a toy company! I have no idea what the output would be or how it would do during this Depression (in my opinion, it's not a "recession" it's a "Depression" ) but it would be something to look into. A few toys, a website and some work... heck, it might be a great idea. I know EBay sells sex toys, so you could start on there.

Keep working on it. The toys look interesting.
11/05/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I think it would probably be safer than the Lovemoiselle toys which are made from ceramic. It's stronger than ceramic and probably is less likely to break.

I know Corian has its own temperamental things about it (from guys I know who ... More
If we could get ahead some, I would. I have had thoughts of different colored toys, I could laminate colors together and then form them. If I can find the glue/epoxy and somebody that had scraps I could have for free, it would be a fun endeavor.

I imagine a bunch of testing would be in order, but I am sure I could find a few folks to help out with that. The one thing I would want to test the most is the effectiveness of sanitizing. Not sure how to go about that though.
11/05/2011
Angelica Angelica
Woah! Thats way cool. I wish I was crafty with 3D mediums. I could draw a really cool dildo but could never make it into a reality. Im sure you could sell them on Etsy, people sell handmade glass toys there frequently.
11/05/2011
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