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Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
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Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
Rural Ozarks
Madison County
Northwest, Arkansas 72632

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The mis-adventures of the Bailey family building their own home Playing in the Yard on Bailey Bear Ridge
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Date: December 7, 2003

As mentioned before, I discovered that the stone on the property is interesting rock. I brought some small pieces home and cut them open on my small saw. The patterns were vere interesting. To determine if this was a good stone for tiling, I neede larger pieces and a bigger saw.

Jim loaned me a saw, and I put it to work pretty quick. The process of cutting stone is difficult, but with a light steady pressure the job can be done easily. I used two stones as a weight that allowed about 25 minutes to cut a tile. It was just enough pressure to get the saw to cut the tile very slowly and steady.

Once it was cut, the stone was beautiful!! I would definitely like to use the rough cut tiles on the hearth of the fireplace. The tiles in the last photo have ben squared and pieced together. If they were properly placed, I think it may be a great counter top. One that would be very unique. That has yet to be seen.

To do more tiles, I will definitely need a larger more powerful saw with a blade that will handle a large quantity of cutting such material.

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