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Hi from an Irishman living in cave in the mountains of Andalucia

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« on: October 17, 2015, 05:01:51 pm »

New to the grinding game, just thought I would say Hola to you all.
Am in the process of building a machine on the cheap, getting there.
Thanks to some of the amazing projects I have seen on here, my original idea is out the door.

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 05:21:37 pm »

 welcome2 ...................to the.................. chitchat ................from New Mexico, USA.................. hatsoff
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2015, 05:25:40 pm »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2015, 05:35:41 pm »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2015, 08:40:26 pm »

Welcome aboard from South Dakota,

That cave you're living in wouldn't be near Benoajan, would it ? I spent a couple of tours in Spain with the U.S. Navy, and loved exploring the country.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 02:52:39 am »

Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated.
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No it wouldn't, I am further up into the mountains, I live close to a village called Cortes de Baza, there are many caves in this area, some villages are predominantly cave houses, it's very much in the sticks, just the way we like it.
They are what you make them, we bought our place as a hole in the ground seven years ago, spent 6 months renovating it, we have nearly 300 sq mts of living space divided into 10 rooms with a couple of acres outside, it's seriously different, no need for air con in the summer, nor heating in the winter, though we do have a wood stove, it takes the chill off the air.
Now to source the elusive Dop Wax.  walker
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2015, 05:05:52 am »

Welcome from Canada!

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2015, 06:09:09 am »

rock hound, live in a cave, in the mountains, making a rock grinder. It all adds up. Welcome from Maine. Had snow yesterday. Just several inches.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 07:01:09 am »

Cavemhan, you say you're looking for dop wax in Spain.  It may be tough to find over there, but I may have an alternative that should work. Good old fashioned sealing wax which is still sometimes used on important documents. Sealing wax is basically the same thing as dop wax.

Another thing that might work that I know is available in Spain is the wax used to seal wine bottles. You may be able to get some from one of the bodegas, or at least they can tell you where to buy some. While checking that out, have a bottle of Dry Sack sherry.  ura

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 10:33:55 am »

Thanks, got it sorted re dop wax, didn't realise that sealing wax would do the job, as I said, I'm as green as they come, have been using big nails till now, superglue works a treat with them, just can't get the glue to stick properly with wooden sticks, hence me wanting wax.
Building a machine, why not, I have the time, it will be enjoyable, it will save me mucho $$$$, and keep me out of the wife's way, angle grinders can only do so much.
My biggest problem was sourcing stuff, I have virtually everything I want~need bar a couple of things, I will, and have scoured the forum for answers, have found it amazing for ideas, and the info is top quality.
Having trouble finding rectangular metal diamond cutting sheets, about 10"-12" x 4"-5", without a hole, exact same as the round ones, just a different shape, they are for hand work, obviously.
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 07:05:32 am »

Hi from Andalucia too. Im from Sevilla.
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« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2015, 05:23:18 pm »

cavemahn, Why use wooden stubs?  I use roofing nails (large head), attached with super glue (releases with small amount of heat), and use a wine cork as the handle (insert the nail).  Corks you have aplenty.  Wax tends to release with cold temperatures and my dopped stones tended to pop off in the winter in my shop (fresh temperatures).  There have been several times in my life when I was tempted to escape to the mountains of Spain, just never happened beyond short visits.  Keep those questions coming and show us your work when convenient.  Tom 
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