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Old 04-13-2014, 09:11 PM
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Started my block build today. 8000 Lbs of block. Now I know why my slab needed to be 5.5 to 6 inches thick!! I had know Idea that the block and concrete would be that heavy.

I Unloaded the block on Saturday and dealt with 15 onlookers and visitors with all kinds of opinions haha. We had fun. worked our tails off getting it all unloaded etc.

On Sunday morning (today), I went to work. At the end of the day, it was almost done.
I am 1 week ahead of schedule. Time to start building forms etc. I have some stuff to finish but otherwise we are in good shape.

Moving to this kind of block for my stand made things really easy. However, It was a LONG day of cutting block and stacking etc.

Progress.....
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:16 PM
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Ok after a long day on the Wet Saw, I completed my stand.
I installed a 4in Angle Iron and spent the day cutting block to fit. It is all done and glued down. Take a look.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:46 AM
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Wow, what you did in a couple days took me a couple weeks. Nice quality work, except for the choice of beer. LOL. Looking forward to following your build.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:52 AM
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I meant to upload a shot that shows the Angle Iron. It took me most of the day to cut the block to have it fit and sit on the Angle iron.

I guess I could have gone with a smaller piece, however, I didn't want it to show in the front.
One thing I learned, the block is forgiving. You can cut it and chip it and shape it all kinds of ways.

After a while you gain confidence working with it. Getting it all cut on a 10in tile saw was a bit rough. Many cuts were probably a bit dangerous based on how I had to hold the block. I took my time and triple checked my safety each time.

My Harbor Freight saw is my new friend.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:22 PM
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These blocks look great. You are off to a great start.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:46 PM
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Those blocks make a nice job, certainly a step (or two) up from the standard blocks. You are right to triple check safety, it only takes a split second for those high speed blades to do some damage. I did a bit of work in a sawmill with large open saws and can still count to ten, unlike many other mill men.

Look forward to following your progress from this great start.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:46 PM
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Looking great!, I really like your blocks and layout. I look forward to following your build, as I have just started mine as well.
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I meant to upload a shot that shows the Angle Iron. It took me most of the day to cut the block to have it fit and sit on the Angle iron.

I guess I could have gone with a smaller piece, however, I didn't want it to show in the front.
One thing I learned, the block is forgiving. You can cut it and chip it and shape it all kinds of ways.

After a while you gain confidence working with it. Getting it all cut on a 10in tile saw was a bit rough. Many cuts were probably a bit dangerous based on how I had to hold the block. I took my time and triple checked my safety each time.

My Harbor Freight saw is my new friend.
You cut the block on a tile saw?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:22 AM
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Yes on the tile saw.
It is regular concrete block, so that isn't the issue. The problem was it was a 6 in block and using a 10in saw was a problem. So I had to chip out what I couldn't cut.

I had to raise the saw to get to it, that was the tricky part.

Good news is, it is done and I won't have to do that again.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:09 AM
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It's moot now, but relief cutting with a grinder would have saved a lot of extra work.
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