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22 Jul 2011 01:33 AM
Posted By Kevin Padden on 21 Jul 2011 06:50 PM
Joe - you must have forgotten that AZ School of Rock is in the business of helping guys start up Granite Shops, and this (along with day in and day out Fabrication & Consulting) is what I DO for a living.... AZ School of Rock has been in business since 2007

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I didn't forget, but you scared me when the guy who purchased your seam jig posted that he couldn't get a return email, phone call, letter or smokesignal from you when it didn't arrive in several weeks after many attempts. When I heard of this, I thought "There must be some mistake, this isn't like Kevin." and PM'd you myself. I never heard anything either. What was I to think?

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23 Jul 2011 06:27 PM
Kevin,

I included your link in a previous post. Hopefully he contacted you direct.
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21 Dec 2011 11:14 PM

Hi,
I would like to know how do you cut the dust fact, what kind of system do you use. I'm  setting a very small stone shop, two  kitchens a week,  any web sites
with good prices
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21 Dec 2011 11:57 PM
Your best bet to eliminate the dust in a granite shop is to cut wet. It is a little more hassle but will protect the workers and lengthen the life of your tools.
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10 Sep 2012 09:34 PM
I have a question about reduced the sound(noisy) of those hand polisher and grinder in the warehouse.
do any one know which type of polisher and grinder produce less sound
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11 Sep 2012 03:43 PM
Build a quicl 2 x 4 room...foam up the walls..it may resembel a giant spray booth..buut the sound will at least muffle
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12 Sep 2012 01:30 PM
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Good Lord, man! That brought me back. Every New Years eve they would play at the Agora West Hartford. What a show! I saw them play with Carl Perkins at one gig, and the Killer, Jerry lee Lewis at another. Watching Terry Adams and Jerry Lee riff off each other on dueling rockabilly pianos was one of the highlights of my concert life.
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15 Sep 2012 07:37 PM
Is it the noise from the grinder or noise from the grinding disc removing material on the granite?

I can't imagine the actual grinder making that much noise by itself.

Why are you trying to reduce the noise?
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18 Dec 2012 03:55 PM
2 kitchens a week can be done by hand with a Sector or similar hand router and a rail saw.  you'll have $10 - $20k in this option plus install stuff, hand grinders, adhesives, tooling, and a hoist of other stuff.

However, given the glut of good used equipment you could get a used Cougar/Sierra bridge saw for about $15k and a used wizard for another $10k.  I know from experience you can do 3-4 kitchens a week with 2 or 3 shop guys and do an exceptionally nice job on sink cutouts and curved edge profiles using templates and the wizard.

Either way you'll spend another several thousand outfitting your install vehicle and buying the long list of various shop supplies. 
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