Curved Bluestone Caps, HOW?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by dvlscape, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. dvlscape

    dvlscape LawnSite Member
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  2. McKeeLand

    McKeeLand LawnSite Senior Member
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    where they really curved or just cut into smaller pieces like SRW wall caps?
     
  3. dvlscape

    dvlscape LawnSite Member
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    They are curved, don't know how, I have seen them in much tighter radius, around fountains.
     
  4. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can either order them pre-cut from a template from your stone distributor (if they offer it) or you can cut them down from the smallest piece that'll still fit the curved piece inside it. Making yourself a template is totally the way to go.

    Dave
     
  5. dvlscape

    dvlscape LawnSite Member
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    Do the sides still look ok? will they need to be grinded or sanded to look smooth again. Are you talking cutting them with a cutoff saw with a diamond blade like we use for everything else? Thanks
     
  6. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    cant tell from the picture but is that real blue stone or the concrete simulated bluestone?
     
  7. dvlscape

    dvlscape LawnSite Member
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    The wall is a faux stone, I'm 99% sure the caps are real bluestone, I checked them out earlier today
     
  8. richallseasons

    richallseasons LawnSite Senior Member
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    we have a company here that makes mainly marble counter tops but we have had him cut blue stone for some custom apps before on interior projects, I dont see why he couldnt do something like that since circular patterns and such are no problem, just a bit more costly to the customer.
     
  9. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    The peices are acctually curved.

    They hit the ends of the bluestone with a torch to give it that finish appearence on the edge.

    If i had to do a job like that, i'd most likely just have it all templated by the stone supplier.
     
  10. mverick

    mverick LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you have a counter top guy who does granite in the area. Ask him if he'd cut it for you. He'd need a water jet to do it but, they cut it like that no problem.

    For you to buy a water jet factor in around $100,000. Water jet's cut everything including Marble, Granite, Steel.
     

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