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by fernwood
Breath taking. He is extremely talented.
by pauls
When you get it do the tutorial to test cut a standard brilliant in the program, that gets you up and running very quickly.
The program is reasonably intuitive but following that tutorial gets you familiar with how to do things very quickly.
by TheRock
I pressed in the new bearings today and Installed the Diamond Blade Arbor. I have decided to install an Ever Clean oil cleaning system on the saw after talking to Shawn at the Rock Shed he has one he says that he purchased fro Highland Park Lapidary and he loves it. Since there will no longer be an inch or so of Oil in the bottom of the saw all the time it is necessary that I build a spray bar system to spray clean oil on the blade from the return line back to the saw. So I built a Spray bar out of copper that will spray oil on the blade while it is rotating. Here are some pics.

by TheRock
I am not an expert on anything but I do appreciate a good shine and them have it! Nice job on the Polish & Pics.   (thumbs-up)


mohs: where u end up at is certainly finite ...mostly Mar 14, 2019 19:39:12 GMT -5
NevadaBill: "...Specifically, she stated that oil could be added if some squeaking developed from the motor itself. But, she did not advocate oiling monthly like Thumlers does, simply due to buildup and dirt attraction causing more issues." Mar 15, 2019 8:53:27 GMT -5
amygdule: Day after Day, Time goes On. Mar 15, 2019 18:31:29 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Year after Year, Days go On. Mar 16, 2019 6:59:29 GMT -5
mohs: Mar 16, 2019 10:02:45 GMT -5
1dave: In and out the window. youtu.be/f7v3xLaEqCk Mar 16, 2019 14:13:24 GMT -5 *
mohs: good idea! Mar 16, 2019 14:54:43 GMT -5
mohs: anyone notice my timestamp on reversing pi (rofl) Mar 16, 2019 14:58:15 GMT -5
amygdule: Reversing Polarity. Mar 16, 2019 18:47:45 GMT -5
amygdule: All of the above. Mar 16, 2019 19:00:55 GMT -5
amygdule: Now I'm hungary for a burger. Mar 16, 2019 19:16:46 GMT -5
mohs: u deserve a break toDay Mar 16, 2019 19:40:40 GMT -5
mohs: Mar 16, 2019 19:41:08 GMT -5
amygdule: Mar 16, 2019 20:40:50 GMT -5 *
jamesp: 4/3 times pi times radius times radius time radius = volume of a what ? Mar 17, 2019 4:50:26 GMT -5
steb: 4/3 pi r cubed is the area of a sphere I think Mar 17, 2019 5:19:02 GMT -5
Wooferhound: 700 mile trip to New Orleans for me today Mar 17, 2019 7:49:28 GMT -5
amygdule: A Gallon of Water. Mar 17, 2019 20:33:48 GMT -5
mohs: and a bucket of rocks (rofl) Mar 18, 2019 16:56:37 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Don't forget the scrub brush. And bring your elbow grease! Mar 18, 2019 19:14:52 GMT -5