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Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-19-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 21,824
Views: 4,808,544
Posted By MakenaTile
3D Floral mural for back splash

30" wide.
3D carved flowers and leaves- all naturally occuring stone colors
Ceramic background
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-19-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21,824
Views: 4,808,544
Posted By MakenaTile
Mermaid mural 3ftx4ft installed in Oxnard CA.

Mermaid finished in late January. 3ft x4ft in size.
Background - ceramic
Rock and tail - 3D carved slate
Hair - half stone half ceramic
Shell in hair- real shell.
Forum: The Mud Box 03-19-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By MakenaTile
Wasn't looking for legal advice. Just wanted to...

Wasn't looking for legal advice. Just wanted to know if people thought he was justified in keeping everything or if hes being a greedy asswipe. Personally, what hes doing makes me feel nauseated....
Forum: The Mud Box 03-18-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By MakenaTile
Inheritance division

I'd like your feedback on whats fair
Dad dies. There are 2 kids and a 2nd wife.
There's a custom built big main house on 3 acers in Hawaii with a split level out building with an office and shop...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-11-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By MakenaTile
GOOD NEWS!!! Daw fixed for free - please read details

Come to find out - Barbra was away for 5 days. Not avoiding my calls. I was allowed to bring my saw in today(same day as I reached her- and the new mechanical engineer took my whole saw apart and we...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 04-09-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By MakenaTile
Does anyone else have the new Gemini XT ring saw? Broke 2 belts in 6 days

Seems the something is very wrong with the new spring tension system. I don't know if I happened to get a bad saw or is the new system a fail. Saw motor runs much hotter than with the old system....
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-01-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21,824
Views: 4,808,544
Posted By MakenaTile
Keeping with the times- new white ceramic Water Wave Reef murals

I like these better than my all stone murals. These arent on my web site yet. However - both of these are available. Sizes are 20 x 19.5 and 24 x 17.5
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-05-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4,774
Views: 1,657,427
Posted By MakenaTile
I can only imagine this one,,,

So in my complex - the end unit decides to remodel. I offered to do the tile but she found someone she thought was more suitable? I quickly noticed by sound that he was using a 4" table type saw. And...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-05-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,833
Views: 669,883
Posted By MakenaTile
TIP: Remove pencil lines on Travertine with Magic Eraser

I know this belongs under tricks of the trade but thought it might get missed in there. But then...maybe everyone already knows this tip?

Removing pencil from travertine, Limestone can be a pain...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By MakenaTile
Outlet use

The outlet I was using is in garage and it is GFI. The home was built in 1981. Here is the problem i have now:

I used to be able to run my 10-inch wet song on the garage Outlet up until my...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-07-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By MakenaTile
UPDATE-Problem solved

On the advice of a small engine repair shop near my house:

I opened up the electrical box on outside of saw motor. It looked a little damp on inside of box cover. I unhooked all the connectors...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-02-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By MakenaTile
Revolution XT suddenly tripping circuit breaker. Solutions???

So my XT ring saw started tripping the outlet breaker yesterday. Cords and connections are all dry. Nothing different is plug in.

Drive wheel spins with normal resistance. The circuit button on...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 08-28-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,981
Posted By MakenaTile
The Gemini Revolution can cut porcelain just fine...

The Gemini Revolution can cut porcelain just fine but it's slow. You'll have to choose between faster cutting or smoother cut edges. You mentioned using a 4" ring saw? I'm not familiar with that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-04-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,266
Posted By MakenaTile
cutting tricks

When cutting mosaic like that on a wet saw- I find it best to have the full support of a throw away - same size piece of tile under the sheet of mosaic. This keeps the pieces from tipping into the...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-25-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By MakenaTile
Thank you!

Thank you West side tile for calling me to let me know you have a kit in stock!
Road trip time! :wohoo:
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 03-24-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By MakenaTile
Help! I need XT drive belt- l'll drive 50 miles to pick up!

My back up belt just broke after just 2 days use! I've got 3 arriving on Mon/tues but the rush order I'm on - they ordered late on and the setters are already being held up by me. I really can't...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 10-14-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By MakenaTile
teaching her quivk

Have her work with other people with lots of experience. If you explain your situation I think at least a few setters will let her either observe or be on the crew for part or all if some jobs. I...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,981
Posted By MakenaTile
In much delayed reply to issbob

issbob: Some how I missed replying to your suggestions- sorry about that!

The bearings they use are not any standard size. I have tried many different brands and sizes and none match. They sized...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,981
Posted By MakenaTile
Exclamation New double sided XT blade shattered- flawed blade

Brand new double sided blade shattered between cuts - after cutting very soft slate for just one hour. I did detect a vibration in the blade from when I installed it. Replaced the belt and bearings...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 12-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,981
Posted By MakenaTile
Exclamation New Issue:Bearings in kit unable to turn- factory flaw

I ordered parts kits in October/November for my Gemini Revolution. Out of 2 kits- 7 orange wheels and 5 blue wheels are frozen- unable to be turned at all. 3 clear wheels are very stiff to turn. I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 08-24-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,431
Posted By MakenaTile
Use a short level to keep all your pieces...

Use a short level to keep all your pieces perfectly vertical. Even a slight tipping of one pieces will really stand out.
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-24-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By MakenaTile
Who makes the big tiles that weigh nothing

I've run into them a few times but dont know where to buy them-

The ones I saw were both rectangular in shape. One was 12x24 the other 20x48- this one had a surface that felt like velvet.

They...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 07-24-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 29,981
Posted By MakenaTile
update: NEW BELTS that last! and free black pully caps

Thank you Gemini for continuing to improve the Revolution XT Ring saw!

The new pulleys and bearings have been holding up better since resuming supplying the customers with black screw caps that...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 2,258,843
Posted By MakenaTile
Tile Murals: My newest/best 3D carved tropical

Dont know where the custom thread went.. but here is my latest carved mural. I'm happy with how it turned out. I feel like I'm finally getting better at making them.

30"x30"- 3D carved stone. All...
Forum: Professionals' Hangout 05-07-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By MakenaTile
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