Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Thanks Jim Delaney! (Cutting Flagstone)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,353

    Thanks Jim Delaney! (Cutting Flagstone)

    Jim,

    Thanks for the tip on cutting flagstone with a diamond blade and worm drive saw. My worm drive skilsaw was one of the first power tools I purchased. As I later realized, it was a bit of a silly purchase, since it's really heavy and had way more power than I needed to cut a sheet of plywood

    Anyhow, I pulled it out for the first time in many years today, put a diamond blade on it and proceeded to cut up a bunch of flagstone. Not quite as easy as cutting plywood, but it really did cut it up pretty easily.

    It was a dusty mess for sure! Used the appropriate respiration and eye protection.

    So here's the end result. 2' x 4' of flagstone that I'll be using for the hearth for my neverending fireplace project....

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails hearth.jpg  
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,317
    Glad to be of help, Brent.

    This is one of those jobs wher it probably took you longer to clean up the dust than it did to do the cutting, eh?

    Don't forget to blow the dust out of the saw, too...
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,427
    That will look nice Brent.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Reno NV
    Posts
    13,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Glad to be of help, Brent.

    This is one of those jobs wher it probably took you longer to clean up the dust than it did to do the cutting, eh?

    Don't forget to blow the dust out of the saw, too...
    I did it on the back patio. Clean up was pretty easy. Used a scoop shovel for the big chunks, and the leaf blower for the rest! Living in the desert with no nearby neighbors, it's not that big of a deal to just blow the dust back where it belongs. for most of the cuts, I was lucky enough to have a good cross wind blowing that took most of it right away!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash


Similar Threads

  1. @ Jim Delaney
    By Carol Reed in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-20-2012, 01:49 AM
  2. Hey Jim DeLaney ............
    By Stuart Ablett in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-26-2008, 01:39 PM
  3. Jim DeLaney and I cleaned up!
    By Robert Mickley in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 04:29 PM
  4. Jim Delaney's Birthday?
    By Bill Lantry in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-25-2007, 03:18 AM
  5. Jim DeLaney it may just be all your fault
    By Bart Leetch in forum Neander Tool Questions and Show & Tell
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-28-2007, 07:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •