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Old 04-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #21
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No. We make every stone fit.
Carl being that they are predominately all 3/4/and 6'' thick stone what process are you using to get the knobs off? grinder kerfs then a point?

I have to keep many carbide points constantly sharpened and they dont stay long

The old wood beam joinery like in ship building they would make the cuts then put it together and run a blade in it to home in the fit.

todays stone tools won't permit that yet!...however someday if they can make a hand held lazer safe enough or terrorist proof...lol
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:25 PM   #22
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No. We make every stone fit.
What, how the heck do you do that, sorcery
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Mostly kerf with a 4" grinder then point and chisel. But also set, tracer, scaler, demo saw. Bush hammer. You name it, we use them all. The strips come roughly 4"-5" wide and 3"-6" tall, varying lengths from 10"-20"
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You ever think of cutting keyways in the underneath of the top stones? Not sure it would work like I think it might, but I do that sometimes on arches if the joints are real thin.
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Keyway? like for relief? or to use a key between the stones for strenght?
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Tent came down yesterday. Photo's not the greatest, but you can get an idea of whats going on. My project, chimney, is on the right.
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Mostly kerf with a 4" grinder then point and chisel. But also set, tracer, scaler, demo saw. Bush hammer. You name it, we use them all. The strips come roughly 4"-5" wide and 3"-6" tall, varying lengths from 10"-20"
Is schist that hard that you have to kerf it before using the point? I generally just use a point and a bush hammer.

What's a scaler?
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Scaler is kind of like an offset chisel.
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The schist we have can be a heartbreaker. Unstable, to much banging and you can lose the whole stone. Cutting the kerfs saves on the banging.
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You ever use the dust collector gizmo? I have it still in the box. Im not sure If I want to cut backwards every time.
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The local limestone is like that. VERY brittle. But the limestone 35kms/20miles away in Ottawa can be smashed about for hours
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Scaler is kind of like an offset chisel.
Hm, never heard of one before
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Your hammer arm must be the size of a mac truck lol!
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Googled it. The blade is curved. do you use pneumatics for that scaling chisel or hand work
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Regarding the Dust Muzzle. It has drawback, but it served it's purpose. It collected "alot" , but not all of the dust. I was satisfied with the performance, but it wasn't my most favorite tool. See where im going with this?
The biggest fault is it's made of plastic. It did get me through the job before it disintegrated.
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If I were in that situation again I would definitely buy another.but I'm in no hurry to do so.
I will say the Dust Deputy" cyclonic pre-filter, is WELL worth buying.
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Set the lintel today.
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Please tell me that's just the blue protective film on there
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No no. I hear the Italians are going for blue now and not gold.
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