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whartongriff

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Hello from TX
« on: February 10, 2020, 05:05:09 PM »

Hi. My wife and I have collected rocks for years. We recently went off the deep end and bought a second hand slab saw, trim saw and cab machine. Found the forum looking for info on the slab saw. Looking forward to the learning experience. -John
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 05:12:59 PM »

Welcome! Lots of knowledgeable folks here.
Glad you could join us!
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 05:24:15 PM »

Welcome from Northern Arizona!   :hello:
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 06:25:39 PM »

Welcome to slabbing and cabbing! Two quick tips. Assuming your slab saw has automatic feed, no problem, but when using trim saw be sure you're you're feeding the item straight back no twisting; next, work slowly and do not force the cut. Hope you find some great stuff in what you've been finding all this time!
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2020, 08:45:53 PM »

Welcome from Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2020, 05:09:23 AM »

Welcome aboard. Hope you enjoy the learning process as much as we all did.

Since you've already gotten a tip about sawing, I'll add a general one. Always let the tool do the work.

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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 03:26:07 PM »

Welcome from SoCal.  You will enjoy the hobby, so many ways to go with it. 
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Re: Hello from TX
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2020, 06:49:58 PM »

Welcome from eastern Oregon! This hobby runs on second-hand equipment. Post pictures of your equipment if you have questions or problems; this forum is a wealth of knowledge.
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- Erika

I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon.
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