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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2014, 05:48:25 PM »

LOL yah I'm thinking I should have Lloyd  :laughing3:
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2014, 10:51:40 PM »

Well finally got it all done and filled up with oil and started cutting tonight . Few things I need to tinker with but other than that I'm pretty darn happy with how it turned out.

 Shot of clamping in the vise


Finished first cut on a chunk of Rhodonite From Vancouver Island B.C.


Few of the slabs I cut off  the Rhodonite rough.
 

Thanks for looking  :coffee2:
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2014, 09:56:26 AM »

great to see you finally getting to use it Ernie.
It is a great looking build start to finish and now you get to reap the rewards!!! Gotta love that rhodonite
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2014, 10:51:40 AM »

Thank you Lloyd ! I'm so happy that it works  :icon_cheers:.
I'm hoping that the rhodonite gets more pink the further in I go, just have to wait and see .

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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2014, 07:26:38 AM »

Haven't heard anything on the saw lately Ernie? How are the cuts coming along, are you exploring the insides of lots of rock?
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2014, 05:17:48 PM »

Sorry Lloyd I'll post some pics of some of the cutting I have done later tonight  :coffee2:
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2014, 06:41:15 PM »

Here are some of the cuts I've made on some local material no idea what they are though lol.The saw is working great and I'm getting the feed weights figured out for different materials .







Thanks for looking  :coffee2:
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2014, 08:29:19 PM »

Glad the saw is working well Ernie; just hadn't heard anything so I thought I'd check :) I find I'm TEMPTED TO PUSH THE SAW TOO MUCH AND END UP GLAZING the blade and have to run something through it to get it to cut right again. My "Deadman" jasper is the worst, it cuts so slow and if I push it just a bit more it glazes the blade. I am remodelling a condo and picked up a scrap piece of granite from a sink cutout that does the trick real nice.
I think I recognize some of what I call rice grain basalt with serpentine or epidotite running through it; looks pretty nice.
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Re: 18" Slab Saw Build
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2014, 08:32:44 PM »

Thanks Lloyd for the hint on the blade and the ID  :icon_thumright:
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