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    Jfk742 thanks, sounds like a plan. Appreciate the suggestion!

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    Or a monument maker

    Cheers, Steve
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Size:  37.3 KBGot most of the surface done but these last chisel marks are like .020"to .030" deep and are taking forever to lap through. Ran out of sic powder so need to order some more. What a workout this stone has been. But it has been fun!
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    I have done a local search for lapping the stone and have come up empty handed. Does anyone know of a someone that does lapping a stone for a service in the San Francisco Bay Area? I would hate to lap 'Godzilla' by hand by the way it is going now. Lol!

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    Maybe try Quarry House. We used them as a sub on a job and they thicknesses a bunch of limestone, they have a huge gantry saw. They’re in Richmond.
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    I'm pretty sure I can't even move that. Just WOW!
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    I have this vision of finding a good stretch of concrete road and tying it behind a truck and pulling it for a mile or two.

    My uncle did similar with a walnut burl cutting board that is my favorite. He stood on it and grabbed the bumper of his friends car and had him pull him across a bridge a few times.

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    The crazy part is I have had a similar vision and this is taking so long it seems tempting. Lol!

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    Find a place that sales/makes granite and marble countertops. If they can't do it, they should have the answers.
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    Southeastern Oklahoma/Northeastern Texas helper. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
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    Since we are talking about testing random rocks, how would you determine the grit of it? Here in Argentina some of the same quarries that make flagstones for building make whetstones, and we have lots of flagstones lying around that doesn't look half bad (don't think in the typical sedimentary rock with huge grains, they are not like that). I should grab one and test it.
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