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Unread 10-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Special cuts or ''impossible cuts '' ...Let's see them

we don't have a place for the intricate and custom cuts on tiles or stones -- natural or man made -- we have to do and install on an weekly basis . I think it is the right place to proudly show what a grinder and patience can accomplish . Let's see them guys and gals .

I will start with these

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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #2
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Trav up against Crown Moulding on Fireplace: (have to give credit to my boy though...he made the cuts)

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Not really that difficult of cuts...but when you consider it is in a $400 piece of 3'x10' porcelain 'sheet' it adds a bit of stress:

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24x24 Porcelain on the ceiling:

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Unread 10-26-2013, 10:46 AM   #3
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It's not that these were "impossible", just very time consuming. for example the 1x2 mosaic accents on the pillars were individually beveled, then set, then sanded round. the sink is cast iron and not at all symmetrical. Took 3 tries to get it chip free. http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...1&d=1382805785
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Unread 10-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #4
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I was going to show a pic of a straight cut from my DW24000, as that's currently an impossible cut. But not much to look at. Working on it this weekend.

For this thread all we need to do is wake Rod up. His standard work is all but impossible.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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this is still my most complicated cutting job its hard to see from the pics but all the stairs treads are curved front and back with a border tile and the main floor is laid on the diagonal, the tiles are a 450x450 porcelain all cut freehand with a makita hand wet saw, there are hundreds of cut tiles, the missing bits are where i ran out and had to order more

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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
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See any of G-mans work.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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See any of G-mans work
Are you referring to "He, who should not be named?" Das iss strictly verboten.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 05:30 PM   #8
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Unread 10-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:21 PM   #10
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I was going to show a pic of a straight cut from my DW24000, as that's currently an impossible cut.
New blade didn't fix it? Or haven't tried it?
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #11
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Roger, nice work.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:33 PM   #12
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I am not surprised Brian ... hahahaha


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See any of G-mans work.
Yeah , we will miss his pics .

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Not really that difficult of cuts...but when you consider it is in a $400 piece of 3'x10' porcelain 'sheet' it adds a bit of stress:
I know the feeling ....those expensive slabs ( sheets ) get only one shot .

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Tile Art - Roger -- , as usual flawless .

Jim Farrell , nice craftsmanship.

PeterH , keep them coming .


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For this thread all we need to do is wake Rod up. His standard work is all but impossible.
No doubt .... would be intimidating to work in the same house ....
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Unread 10-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #13
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Not impossible cuts by any means but they were special, and hopefully got noticed. All done on the DeWalt, I don't use the grinder too much.

And yes, if you really want to see some great cuts look at Gueuzeman's stuff.
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Unread 10-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #14
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Would like to take my grinder to the iPad. Only lets me post 1 pic at a time.
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