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Custom Cut Natural Stone Veneer Project

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I am seriously considering installing natural stone veneer to my 10 year old stucco home (in Northern Arizona), but actually using the sandstone rocks on my property to do it with. Yup, I know that it would be allot of work to find the stone, carry it back, cut it, shape it, arrange it, then slap it onto the home, but I really want to integrate the house with the terrain ascetically and ecologically. Unfortunately, I am unable to find much information on doing this to such a raw degree.

My main cutting tool would be a 14 inch cut-off saw with a diamond blade for cutting the stone flat on the attachment side. A hammer and a variety of chisels would be used otherwise. Of course, other power tools would be used to rough up the existing painted stucco, but the main ingredient in the whole project would be patience and elbow grease.

So, any suggestions?

Dr. Z.
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I would love to be there just to watch someone tying to cut it with common power tools.
How would you even hold it while cutting?
"sandstone rocks on my property to do it with"

I know how to cut a slab, kind of tricky to try and cut a boulder.
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