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Old 09-23-2009, 08:40 AM
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Seems that some of the best employees have long hair lol. 3 of my guys have long hair and are some of the best masons ive ever seen
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:42 PM
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Blue stone, not flagstone. The curve will be a cut curve too. I don't use squares to make curves. I make the cap over sized, mark it and then cut one smooth curve. Its not easy. Screw up an you can waste a lot of time/material fixing it. I'm "surgical" with the saw, so I'm told but that cut makes all the difference. I hate squared off curves.
After you cut your cap do you thermal the edges or rockface them?
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:15 PM
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Thermal. I don't see how they can be rock faced??
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:04 PM
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Thermal. I don't see how they can be rock faced??
To thin??? I've never rockfaced any caps, but I'd like to try it.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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i think caps look better when they are thick, like 4'' thick on a wall like that. gives it a much more commanding look.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:49 PM
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Do you usually have to use an oxy-acetylene torch or just Mapp/propane? I can sometimes get propane to do it but it's hit or miss.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:23 AM
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I tried propane.......once. Never popped.

The seating wall on the walkway has the same cap so we're making them match.......the bigger picture being that the walls in general match.
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Old 10-07-2009, 11:09 PM
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Somebody buy Walter's truck. He's got 9 kids to feed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...564dc93c#v4-34
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:01 PM
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A little step by step. I don't normally do pavers so if DVS, Zedo, ETW etc would care to point out anything please do, its why I'm posting.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:05 PM
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