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« on: March 06, 2011, 05:01:49 am »

This guys shop is on steroids. Made me drool a bit. http://orerockon.com/shop.htm I mean how can you possibly need that many big saws.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 07:47:06 am »

   that's so awesome!!!   we can all dream =)
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 10:57:27 am »

if you want to have a profitable business, how can you not have a dozen saws in your farm?

you cannot make a profit with one saw and sell slabs and end cuts. especially getting value for your time.

you need to have multiple saws running to leverage your time. you need big saws to block rough for 16" & 18" saws, and you need to have a number of saws making slabs at once, and you need to be able to have one go down,  and not shut your business.

I spent some time helping RocksJ2B2 in Albany, and there were a couple of 30" saws, 24" saws, 4 18" saws, and a 16" - then there was the 60" drag saw. ON a good day two guys could keep them all running at once.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 11:04:01 am »

Wow, Daniel, that must've been fun! J2B2 has some nice rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 02:44:58 pm »

Super shop   
Now if I could just win the lottery  LOL
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 05:14:21 pm »

Wow, Daniel, that must've been fun! J2B2 has some nice rocks!

yes. I worked for rock. I was really volunteering to get experience with the saws.

this one took more than a few gallons of oil
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 05:31:40 pm »

 omg  How big is that saw??  Looks like a small house would fit in there!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011, 05:33:47 pm »

that one was 30" and it took two guys to put rocks into the vise.

This one is the drag saw, which I did not operate, and yo uhad to load it with a fork lift.
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011, 05:49:41 pm »

Wow! And I thought I had an addiction to slab saws and rocks.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011, 07:00:24 pm »

Wow... Those are some great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I don't think I've ever seen a saw bigger than 24" before.



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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 11:16:29 am »

You could work a granite quarry with some of those saws.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 03:43:26 pm »

a quarry usually needs a larger blade (or a wire system). This photo was posted on another board I read by a guy from New Mexico:



... if you have to ask how much, you cant afford it. lol.
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2011, 07:35:20 am »

Gadzooks!  Talk about a sign out front to tell people what you do  hahaha
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2011, 06:57:32 pm »

Reminds me of photos of Jay Leno's garage and all his cars!
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2011, 02:25:30 pm »

if you want to have a profitable business, how can you not have a dozen saws in your farm?

you cannot make a profit with one saw and sell slabs and end cuts. especially getting value for your time.

you need to have multiple saws running to leverage your time. you need big saws to block rough for 16" & 18" saws, and you need to have a number of saws making slabs at once, and you need to be able to have one go down,  and not shut your business.


I was at J2B2 last week to pick up some rock.  They had just purchased a barely used 20+ year old Rogue 36" saw.  And Jerry Porter (saw builder) was there going through it for them.  I love the Rogue hydrolic saws and Jerry was the builder for a few decades.  He now has the business up for sale.  Wish I was a competent welder . . .  shucks2
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