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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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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2012, 02:51:49 pm »

Boys and their toys!  I got to see the saws at a big granite mine in California = Awsome!  Did not know that they used cables till then.

My only saw threw chunks of the blade at me last night  bricks I am down for awhile
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« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2012, 03:13:53 pm »

I have a friend who wishes to remain anonymous who has dozens of big saws in one room of his factory. His great improvement I believe is that he made exhaust ports on the top of all his saws , each about 6 inches in diameter , and he evacuates the oily  vapors before any saw is allowed to be open. This makes a much nicer working environment  for his employees.
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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2012, 05:03:26 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.

Daniel, do you know any details of the  drag saw,  like blade material and size (kerf thickness) and cutting medium?
 It looks like what used to be called a mud saw which uses loose grit for cutting.
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« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 05:47:23 pm »

With that many saws running I'd be afraid to walk around without a respirator :)
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2012, 06:25:45 pm »

  Some of us have given up using our big saws as we are sick of the oil smell and feel. When you rotate from saw to saw the exposure is never ending. I worked in some horrible environments doing millwright work but you leave it there .the saws however  tend to take over your day dawn to dusk when you run a stone cutting business from home and your exposure is continual.I was in a guy's shop today and he pointed to his 36 inch slab saw and said he needed to get rid of it because of the oil. He built a 36 inch water table saw to cut stones with and he is much happier with that.
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