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18" Slab saw build

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« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2014, 08:34:04 pm »

Some pics of todays progress.








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« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2014, 09:41:54 pm »


Such an excellent saw as you have there Ernie you had better finish it quickly or somebody will and it will be gone.LOL........

Kidding aside you have a well though out slab saw there plus well made too............

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« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2014, 10:09:30 pm »

Thanks Don I'm real close now to being done and getting very antsy to try it out,
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2014, 08:19:30 am »

Looking good Ernie, that must be a nice shop to work out of yes You'll be turning it into a muddy mess soon!!!!
Good job on the build.
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« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2014, 10:22:34 am »

Looking good Ernie, that must be a nice shop to work out of yes You'll be turning it into a muddy mess soon!!!!
Good job on the build.

Lloyd it sure does make it easy to build stuff working there  yippie . And yes the time I'm putting into the paint job is probably for nothing as I'm sure it will be a real muddy mess soon. And thankyou for the complement .

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« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2014, 11:07:09 am »

Don't forget to make a top cover for the saw or more than the saw will be messy!  yippie

Nice professional build.

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« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2014, 12:08:46 pm »

LOL Dick no worries top is formed just needs the ends welded, hinges attached and a handle to open it and it'll be ready to keep the muddy mess in  yippie
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« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2014, 10:24:05 pm »

Well this is probably obvious to you, but for others considering a similar build. Make the cover so that is fits down inside the lower pan by at least a 1/4" so that the spray that drips from the cover falls into the lower pan and doesn't run down the outside of the saw and drip all over the floor.  By the way I like that you put the ball valve drain in the saw, that should make cleanup a lot more tolerable.

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« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2014, 06:58:40 pm »

Thanks Dick and yes your right about having a lip into the bottom pan i'm welding some flat bar all around the bottom of the top lid so that I get a seal and Yes the ball valve I just could not see being without.

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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2014, 07:52:29 pm »

Worked on the lid today ,got it all tacked together.
Also ordered a blade today . Can't wait so close to being done.  yippie




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« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2014, 11:27:47 pm »

looks like you're good to go yes how come it's not dirty yet LOL
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« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2014, 11:35:21 pm »

Oh soon enough Lloyd soon enough yippie
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2014, 07:31:25 pm »

Well it's done other than waiting for the blade to be delivered and some oil to be bought.


 




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« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2014, 06:40:04 pm »

Well got my blade today yippie  Now just got to wait for the oil which should be in next week.

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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2014, 11:59:44 pm »

Well all done It's filled with oil and I made my first cut tonite. Few little things to tinker with but other than that pretty darn happy with it.


Shot of clamping in the vise.


Rhodonite from Vancouver Island B.C. was my choice for the first victim .


Few slabs I cut off the Rhodonite rough .



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