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Forum topic by Rich posted 12-18-2018 02:30 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rich

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12-18-2018 02:30 AM

These rocks were deep in a worm hole in one of my boards and got embedded in the epoxy I filled it with. They sure did a number on several of my shelix cutters. Fortunately, it’s just a matter of rotating them to a fresh cutting edge.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki


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#1 posted 12-18-2018 02:32 AM

I bet that was fun.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-18-2018 02:41 AM

The story of my life Rich. I’ve been on the search for a rock detector but haven’t found one yet.

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#3 posted 12-18-2018 04:02 AM

Great advice on Mesquite- personally it is probably my favorite wood after ALDER.
When cutting Mesquite- I found out from others and experience that the bark collects “stuff in the desert” that is not compatible with our tools.

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#4 posted 12-18-2018 04:24 AM

Damn. Good thing they have 4 sides :)

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#5 posted 12-18-2018 04:32 AM


Damn. Good thing they have 4 sides :)

- TheFridge

Heck yeah, and a pack of ten new cutters is only $26 and Byrd Tools includes 5 spares. The cutter head is a big investment, but it pays off in the long run.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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#6 posted 12-18-2018 05:33 AM


Great advice on Mesquite- personally it is probably my favorite wood after ALDER.
When cutting Mesquite- I found out from others and experience that the bark collects “stuff in the desert” that is not compatible with our tools.

- Desert_Woodworker

Damn good thing you clarified “after ALDER”

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 05:35 AM

That a bummer Rich. I don’t have much trouble with rocks but tiny pieces of sand give me fits.

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 05:53 AM

Here’s you some sand.

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#9 posted 12-18-2018 07:43 AM


Here s you some sand.

- woodbutcherbynight


Lol, thanks a lot.

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#10 posted 12-24-2018 01:28 PM

Thanks. I cut a lot of mesquite. I’ll have to check all the sapwood with the holes in for grit or just cut it off.

Merry Christmas…...Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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