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Author Topic: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart  (Read 7307 times)

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Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« on: August 07, 2014, 12:41:55 PM »

I found a really cool PDF online the other night that has all kinds of do it yourself suggestions on lapidary maintenance for saws.  I am going to link it in the interest of giving credit where credit is due:

http://www.beehiverockandgem.com/files/rocksaws.pdf

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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 12:56:32 PM »

Love it.  I just stickied it so it stays at the top for members to see.   :D
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 12:19:32 PM »

Thank you Gina this will help once I have finished building my saw.
 
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 12:22:29 PM »

I am trying a regular red brick today to see what that does for sharpening the blade.  I shall report my findings.   :D
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 12:43:12 PM »

Thanks. Saws abound on my place but it has been years since a slab saw was used. Time to change that I think.
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 06:22:52 PM »

Thanks for the link, Gina. Can never have too much information. About rocks anyway... .

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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 11:33:26 AM »

Well, I cut a red brick using my slab saw, which has a waffley edge and then I cut through the rest of a slab of Prudent Man that I started but couldn't finish because the saw was bogging down (the hunk is too big for the saw).

I cut the same brick using my trim saw blade, which is diamond sintered, and that didn't change a thing.  So I tried a really rocky cement brick, then a whetstone, neither of which seemed to make a difference in how the blade is cutting at this point.
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 07:18:51 PM »

Hi Gina. An old friend of mine told me to cut bricks to dress blades when I was just getting started. Didn't find out for a long time that it's really firebrick that works best. At least that's what I've read. By the time I heard that I had already found out about real dressing sticks. Another alternative is chunks of old or broken silicon carbide grinding wheels.

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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 09:28:08 AM »

Richard lives in Oregon and is a nice guy, besides being knowledgeable.
I guessed his email address (not the one noted in his tutorial), and emailed him on more help straightening a dished saw blade.
Since I lived in central Texas, not a great source for good lapidary material, he took pity on me and gifted me a mfrb of cool Oregon material... :LOLOL:
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 12:48:54 PM »

Wow that was really nice of him!
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 12:54:39 PM »

Wow that was really nice of him!
Yes, ..he is a really nice guy.
He is mainly a faceter,
His email is:   r.gindhart@gmail.com
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 03:34:40 PM »

The resource is no longer available or I did somthing wrong)
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2016, 05:13:19 PM »

Yes, it appears gone, but I googled it and there is a copy here:  http://www.beehiverockandgem.com/files/rocksaws.pdf
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2016, 01:12:56 AM »

Well, I cut a red brick using my slab saw, which has a waffley edge and then I cut through the rest of a slab of Prudent Man that I started but couldn't finish because the saw was bogging down (the hunk is too big for the saw).

I cut the same brick using my trim saw blade, which is diamond sintered, and that didn't change a thing.  So I tried a really rocky cement brick, then a whetstone, neither of which seemed to make a difference in how the blade is cutting at this point.

It looks like you need to swedge the keft
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Re: Care and Feeding of Rocksaws by Richard Gindhart
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2016, 01:20:49 AM »

Yes, it appears gone, but I googled it and there is a copy here:  http://www.beehiverockandgem.com/files/rocksaws.pdf

Thanks hummingbirdstones
That information is too valuable to get lost.
I think I'll print it out.
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