This post is about how you go from this:
Notice the edge profile changes? The guys my customer originally hired said it wouldn't be a problem to reprofile the edges in the house after the tops were installed. Fortunately, they used brown silicone to make their "seams" so removing the top sections wasn't much of a problem:
Close up of the repair:
More silicone seams:
"L" before edge reprofiling:
Sink wall end before:
This is the sink wall after. Yeah, it's not the best base color match I've ever gotten, but this job is on a budget and I'm taking a hit. Maybe I'll fool with it when I bring back the splash, maybe not. They put their coffee pot here anyway:
I've spoken about cabinets being "out of plane". This isn't the best example, but cabinets have to be in the same line:
It's impossible for them to be in plane if they're installed like this:
I've never been able to get granite to bend enough to accommodate a 1/2"" over 4'. This peninsula had to be pulled and cut down so the end would drop enough to allow flush seam installation. What a PIA. This kind of crap is what eats the time on these do-overs:
I know some aren't going to believe me, but I reprofiled 13 linear feet of bullnose edges freehand with a Metabo grinder, a 70 grit diamond on an aluminum pad followed with the Viper 3-step:
Here's the right of the stove before:
Not the best after shot, but notice in the above picture how severely the overhang is off. You can tell by looking at the drawer profile.
I had to super glue a filler on the end and recut the stove side to make the overhang even. Yes, I know the filler seam sucks. We're on a budget here. It's an obscure corner; you'll never really know especially when the splash is installed.
The bullnose stops:
Metabo and pads freehand, I swear.