Run the length of the cut at half the depth on thicker slabs.
Cut 3/4 inch down on a 1 1/2-inch thickness soapstone slab, then return to the starting point and cut the remaining depth.
This will make the cutting process more manageable with less stress on the saw. Gently run the grinder along the corner edges to shape the needed curvature that fits the sink.
The grand tradition of Ottoman architecture, established in the 16th century, was derived from two main sources.
The Byzantine tradition, especially as embodied in Hagia Sophia, became a major source of inspiration.
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The region is noted for numerous lakes, waterfalls and dense coniferous forests interspersed with alpine meadows.
Major sites in the immediate vicinity that can be accessed by trails include Lake Josephine, Grinnell Lake, Grinnell Glacier, Cracker Lake, Granite Park Chalet, Iceberg Cirque and the Ptarmigan Tunnel, which is a hiking tunnel carved through the mountainside during the 1930s.
These masterpieces of Ottoman architecture seem to be the final perfection of two great traditions: a stylistic and aesthetic tradition that had been indigenous to Istanbul since the construction of the Byzantine church of Hagia Sophia in the 6th century and the other Islamic tradition of domical construction dating to the 10th century.
While mosques and klliyes are the most characteristic monuments of Ottoman architecture, important secular buildings were also built: baths, caravansaries, and especially the huge palace complex of Topkapi Saray at Istanbul, in which 300 years of royal architecture are preserved in its elaborate pavilions, halls, and fountains.