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I am a self taught artist, and I use whatever medium is available, Crayons, Pencils, Ceramic Tile, Stone, and computers, are to name a few. I Enjoy working mostly with Stone, I love the way the creator (God) designed the stones, the natural veining of the rock, the fact that no 2 pieces are exactly alike. I love taking the stone, and trying to make it express my ideas, by placing the veins where they look like wood grain running through a branch, or the veins in a leaf, or on a flower. It helps me to feel the picture come to life. It is really something to step back and look at a piece once it’s completed, and to say "Wow, I cut that by hand, and the Lord designed the material”. I went to Art school in Denver at the ripe old age of 17 for almost 2 years (Advertising Art, Commercial Design) but found out really quick that it just was not my cup of tea, I have no problem expressing my own ideas, but trying to express someone else’s....wow, it was if I had Strings attached to my hands, I was limited to what they saw or wanted, and my creativity disappeared. I truly enjoy doing what I do now, and I think that makes all the difference in the world, if you enjoy what you do, it is Art. If it’s just something that you do, then it’s not. I have seen guys work with concrete, making floors look like stone, dying it to look like rocks, stamping it, they enjoy working with their hands, I have also seen guys pour concrete, and walk away from it, with it only looking like concrete, they have no desire for it, and it shows. I hope that when someone sees my work, they say “Wow, this person truly enjoys doing this.”
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Diamond Laser 5000 Bandsaw With Water Pump System - International Voltage

Diamond Laser 5000 Bandsaw With Water Pump System - International Voltage

Item# E7398
Great Saw, September 12, 2009 5 stars
Pros
Cuts through Slate, Granite, Marble, Travertine, great saw. Belts are cheap to replace, though I have not had to replace one yet. I have had other saws of this sort & I never thought I would be happy...until I bought this saw. I am extremely pleased.
Cons
Needs a bigger water tray, brass water head clogs easily, screws on back side strip easily, adjustments for the blade are complicated & time consuming, handle broke, and I was told by Diamond Laser to not use the handle. These are minor problems, as I have used other saws that are no where close to where this one is. GREAT SAW.
Other Thoughts
I bought a very large rubber maid storage container, which I put the saw into to catch the water & use a siphon hose to keep it drained, and replaced the little water tray with a tall Tupperware container that I put the pump into, this I keep out of the water that comes off the saw, which keeps the brass water head clean, and I keep the hose close so that I can refill when needed. Seems to work great.
5000 Tile Cutting Blade

5000 Tile Cutting Blade

Item# 7397RB
Defective Blade?, September 12, 2009 4 stars
Pros
Usually I have great results with these blades, and have used several of them, and have never had an issue.
Cons
Recently I purchased one & it seemed odd right from the get go, would not align up straight on the wheels, tried all the adjustments that the manual called for, it would just keep coming off the saw, broke after 2 days of use, maybe a faulty blade? I don't know.
Other Thoughts
Still great blades.
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joined:Apr 20, 2009
location:Denver, CO US
display name:apileoftile