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 on: September 18, 2018, 10:26:21 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by denverkris
Can you tell me what you mean by "crisp" edges? Like, at the points? I'm a visual learner, so a decent pic helps. I've looked at tons of pics here, but I still idk :(.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 06:16:07 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by lithicbeads
 Shapes like that work well with richly colored stones that are just one color.Keep the edges crisp. Practice is the key but patterened stones make it hard to appreciate freeforms as the busy pattern detracts from the shape. Have fun.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 03:53:44 PM 
Started by olgguy - Last post by olgguy
The auction is not a club event, although club members from many clubs put their equipment and materials up for auction. The auction has inspection of items for sale from 8:00 to 9:00 AM. and registration for a bidding number. Then the fun begins. Send me your address and I will have them send you the next flyer.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 02:41:30 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by denverkris
I am using a light box. I saw a couple other ideas for getting the stone up (floating if you will), I may try those. I didn't think it looked that great with the stone just lying on the bottom of the light box. Out of 100 pics I thought this was the best, but I'll try a few more things.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 02:29:39 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by freeformcabs
Looking good for number 10. I suggest look to balance the shape more using symmetry even when cutting freeform. I know people who still draw on their girdle with a sharpie and a 3-5 mm wood block. Lay the cab and wood block flat. Hold the sharpie to the side of your preform on top of the wood block. And follow along all sides of the preform with the sharpie on top of the wood block.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 02:24:46 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by freeformcabs
Are you using a light box? Looks good to me even tho I’m not a fan of other things in the photo or backdrop stones. The stone could be a slight lighter in my opinion.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 01:14:13 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by denverkris
Another pic.

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 on: September 18, 2018, 01:13:29 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by denverkris
Hi all. I'm fairly new to lapidary, I've done probably under 10 cabs. Finished this one last night. Any feedback appreciated. Particularly, any tips on getting consistent girdle height?

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 on: September 18, 2018, 12:57:44 PM 
Started by denverkris - Last post by denverkris
What do you guys think of this photo? Only took me about 200 tries to get one this decent. :/

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn2L0NGh23P/

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 on: September 18, 2018, 10:31:59 AM 
Started by ToTheSummit - Last post by 55fossil
    Glad you are enjoying the new toy.  For me it is the quiet and solitude combined with finding beautiful rocks. If I hear a motor I go someplace else. While I have no desire to die in the hills I do not take extra phones or GPS, etc.  I do let people know where I am if I do not make it back in time. But it is off to the Owyhee's and where the road stops I get out and walk. Common sense goes a long way in the hills but those pesky rattle butts do give me a thrill way too often. Maybe I should carry a gun but I might get too tempted to shoot something I should not.......    room for all..... enjoy

PS:  I just spent 4 days picking rock in the Owyhee's. Simple places like my claim and also Queenstone. It was really quiet as the shooting has not started yet. Although you can watch the trucks go by at Queenstone location. Only did that for a half day and then back to the remote hills.

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