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Old 05-16-2015, 05:28 AM   #1
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Finishing A Strip Veneer Stone


Here's what it takes to fit a stone in this veneer.








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In the 1st couple pics. The stone has been cut with a demo saw.

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How do you like the fiberglass vs wood on the dummy hammer?
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Are you cutting all the rocks like that?
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Are you cutting all the rocks like that?
thats about what I suspected.....not what I'm used to. I guess if it works and they pay then ok...but give me the bigger ones and the 6lb striking hammer with a pail of points/tracers/and pitching tools....oh and dont leave out the stone hammers!
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Karl try using a 4'' by 6'' x 3/8'' angle iron as a back up edge to cut against....I 've done it for years esp on stagings.. cutting stone. For those thin flat stones it'll save oodles of time/dust/gas. Yes occasionally a break will happen but once you get used to it theres nothing better. As a youngster I'd hold the irregular backs of the stone on the edge of the steel or another rock while the old man hit the face.... adjusting it as he moved up the line. Then they came out with the hydraulic slpitters which auto adjust to the countours!
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Fiberglass lasts longer, but you can't hit hard with it. Doesn't absorb any shock.
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Yes, all the stones are generally cut the same.. corners are a bit more hand work.
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How would you even go about
Pricing a job with that kind of time being eaten up
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Pricing a job with that kind of time being eaten up
My guess would be if you have to ask
You can't afford it.
About like shopping on Rodeo Drive.
Got to love what I call money stupid clients. Blank check jobs gotta be nice as long as they are signed before work
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This project is by the hour.
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How do you like the fiberglass vs wood on the dummy hammer?
Dunno about the dummy hammer but I love fiberglass handled brick hammers, only problem I have with them is that the heads seem to fall off too easily. Wooden handles give me callouses to the point of being painful.
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This project is by the hour.
We call them signed blank check jobs
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Not quite sure what you're doing in that 2nd and 3rd pic....is that the top bed that you're trying to get flat? If you're using the grinder for the beds as much as it looks in the 5th and 6th pics why not buy saw cut stuff and just pitch the face back a bit to get a more natural looking bed?

Is that a wood chisel I see in the 1st pic? Using as a scriber?
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I thought he was just knocking the back off of the stone in pic 2 & 3?
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I sometimes saw the stone length wise, but it's actually faster to score and snap. Ripping deeply through the stone can get slow.
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The wood chisel is used to split some of the bluestone shims we're using.
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The wood chisel is used to split some of the bluestone shims we're using.
the old flagstone patios [slate] is great for the shims] comes in green/grey and red....of course they can be sharp so some dulling is sometimes needed. saves alot of looking and stone lift during insertion esp in the heat!
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I thought he was just knocking the back off of the stone in pic 2 & 3?
But look at the tapered cuts. Usually you would angle the heads back so you can get super tight joints. The cut looks to angle back like it's the face, but it also looks like it angles in like it's a bed?

Oh well, end product looks awesome
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