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Old 02-04-2013, 10:51 AM
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Each dome brick was cut w/ an angle and a bevel.
This ensures an almost mortar-less joint on the inside of the dome.

I cut 1 full brick into 2 angled & beveled bricks by making 3 cuts.
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I marked the bricks as 1up, 1down, 2up, 2down to keep track of each brick as I made the cuts.


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Default Re: Possible - New idea for brick cutting table

Each dome brick was cut w/ an angle and a bevel.
This ensures an almost mortar-less joint on the inside of the dome.

I cut 1 full brick into 2 angled & beveled bricks by making 3 cuts.

I marked the bricks as 1up, 1down, 2up, 2down to keep track of each brick as I made the cuts.

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Old 06-29-2013, 11:59 PM
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Default Re: Possible - New idea for brick cutting table

I cut all my bricks with a cheap angle grinder, just a small one, with diamond blade. OK, my bricks are quite soft, but it's handy to be able to use the grinder to take off any bits that get in the way.
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:42 AM
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Default Re: Possible - New idea for brick cutting table

Great Jigs!
Ive been lurking about for some time now (my better half thinks its been far too long wihtout some WFO action) as I go through the process of planning my build. 1000mm (40').
Can I ask please what you refer to with bevel and angle.
I can see why the sides of the brick need to be cut to allow the bricks along side to sit tighter together. Is this what you refer to as the bevel?
What then is the angle cut side and why is it needed.
Sorry for the newbie questions? Just tryin to make the least amount of mistakes possible.
Grant
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:40 PM
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Hi Grant,
Take a look at the first few entries by MrChipster, in this thread.

I re-posted his picture below.
If you follow his description (also documented in my build), you will see how 3 cuts on a full size brick result in (2) half bricks w/ the proper angle & bevel.

See the attached pic below.
See how the front face it thinner @ the top, compared to the bottom?
I would consider this the bevel cut.

Notice how the top face is thinner in the front, compared to the back.
I would consider this the angle cut.
If you did only angle cuts on the sides, the bricks would fit together perfectly when laying flat. But once you lift the back of the brick, as required for each chain, the bricks would separate again.
Hence the need for the bevel cut.

Regardless of semantics, the combination of those (2) angles allow the bricks to come in contact without there being a triangle-shaped gap between them, which would require mortar.

It sounds complicated.
But try it out w/ a couple bricks.
Dry fit them together and increase the angle by hand, using shims.
It will make sense when you see it.
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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Thanks Todd. I couldn't work out what sides and cuts were referred to the angle cut and the same for the bevel.
Scoured myself a 14" brick saw last week so the fun is about to begin.
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