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Homebuilt 18" slab saw

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 03:54:12 pm »

My hat is off to you for such a great looking project !  hatsoff

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 07:51:51 pm »

Joe intetested in what your material list is costing you. Thought about going this direction then found a smoking deal on a Frantom. I have some friends that might be interested in the project. Think I have the same plans as you. So far you are doing great. Very impressed.    eyes1  omg
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 08:13:39 pm »

This fun to watch it all come together!
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 10:38:51 pm »


Coming along great Joe.

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2012, 06:07:05 pm »

Arizona Rocker,

My cost so far is:
All steel material $332
Misc nuts and bolts and stuff some primer $85
Feed Motor $80
LS18 arbor with pillow blocks complete from Lortone $130
Still need to research pullys and belts but don't think that will be much.
I have located a 1/2 HP motor for $104 shipped new on ebay and I figure a blade off Ebay for a couple hundred. Should be complete for about $1000 (hopefully if no errors made)
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2012, 07:20:56 pm »


Great Joe, a new 18" is 3700 plus shipping.

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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 11:46:49 am »

Ok folks,  the next installment. The vise and travel carriage is complete (except wood faces)  and all free moving. Will be posting the next step soon.



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« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2012, 02:48:05 pm »

Nice! And you move fast!  yes
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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2012, 06:42:14 pm »

Wow Joe you are doing great. Now I wish I had pursued it just for the experience. Good work.    toocool2
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« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2012, 11:38:08 pm »


Fantastic man....looks real good.

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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2012, 10:37:52 am »

Looking absolutely professionally built.  Killer fabrication skills there man.
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« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2012, 06:55:18 pm »

Joe, I don't remember seeing this but maybe I just missed it; what plans are you using or did you just study a built saw and make your own?

That thing is killer so far - you might have found a way to make some good money on the side lest ye just wants to have'n some fun  yes
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« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2012, 08:33:56 pm »

I took a chance and got the plans on ebay. The person sells a cd with them and all the info and stock list. Very well done, and have had no problems with them and what is contained in them. Not sure where he got them but it is real close to the Lortone LS18.  No this is just for me. I would help someone make it tho.
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2012, 07:54:30 am »

JOe you have amazing skills at building this saw:)
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« Reply #29 on: February 12, 2012, 10:21:19 am »

I took a chance and got the plans on ebay. The person sells a cd with them and all the info and stock list. Very well done, and have had no problems with them and what is contained in them. Not sure where he got them but it is real close to the Lortone LS18.  No this is just for me. I would help someone make it tho.

The vise is completely different that a Lortone but the sled is very similar.
Would you consider selling your plans when you are done?

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