I want to put a drop-in sink with a 1" wide 1/32" (or so) thick lip. I want to mount it flush with the countertop (quartzite).
I'm thinking asking the fabricator to mill a 1/32" deep notch around the sink and then use side-grinder to grind the sink so it would fit into that groove (I'd imagine it is easier to grind down sink than it is to mill the stone perfectly).
- is it realistic to cut the stone with that much precision?
- what material should I use to fill the gap between the stone and the sink? I'd imagine it would need to be an epoxy resin of some sort. Any recommendations?
I imagine that the metal shouldn't actually be touching the stone (horizontally, obviously the sink will be sitting on the stone), because of the difference in thermal expansion rates.
Is it something that's being commonly done?
(here is the sink: https://www.homedepot.com/p/16-Gauge-Stainless-Steel-33-in-Single-Bowl-Undermount-or-Drop-In-Kitchen-Sink-with-Splash-Deck-and-Offset-Drain-SD178411/315448941)