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Congratulations to wheatguy and his Pietersite Cab!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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 on: Today at 09:01:13 PM 
Started by hummingbirdstones - Last post by jerrysg
Here's my entry for this month.  Started with one of the slabs of Disaster Peak Seam Agate that I got from Michael Hoover (Redrummd) last month. First picture is the back of the slab that I started with, second picture is slab with 3 cabs that I cut from it. Third is the trimmed contest cab, forth is the finished cab.  The final photo just does not do justice to the beautiful polish that this material takes. I love it and will be doing more with the other 3 slabs from this lot.


 on: Today at 08:49:50 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by lithicbeads
We have very similar jasper in Washington and I never post it as pictures absolutely never do it justice.You can enjoy it fully however a big payoff for cutting.

 on: Today at 08:13:39 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Jhon P
I had a hard time getting a good picture. This is the best I could come up

 on: Today at 07:27:27 PM 
Started by Phishisgroovin - Last post by Enchantra
Now just post it to the contest thread and enter it.  :)

 on: Today at 07:04:31 PM 
Started by Phishisgroovin - Last post by lithicbeads
How many zillion times that has happened to me. Oh well.

 on: Today at 05:02:57 PM 
Started by Phishisgroovin - Last post by Phishisgroovin
win some lose some.
it cracked & i am pissed.  :Bash:

Crack doesnt show in the preform in front of a lamp.
Trashing project now. i dont make shiny cracks.

 on: Today at 04:21:50 PM 
Started by vitzitziltecpatl - Last post by finegemdesigns
The new material (Royal Flamingo Agate) is OK and looks to be related to the original Howardite deposit.

But I haven't seen any with the classic and rare rattlesnake pattern. IMO the best Howardite has both peach and gold colors and rattlesnake pattern.

 on: Today at 03:13:00 PM 
Started by Phishisgroovin - Last post by Phishisgroovin
Me being so very ansl about no micro scratches under magnification too.  It's a very long process getting to final polish.
Love this rock!

 on: Today at 02:56:13 PM 
Started by Phishisgroovin - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
That cab is lookin' good! Imperial like that is one of my favorite's too.

 on: Today at 01:11:26 PM 
Started by MilanJoe - Last post by MilanJoe
I like the way that you added one hose that can be moved to either of 3 wheels depending on use of that wheel. Drilling the holes in the front works fine if you have sufficient water pressure to get the water to the wheel face. I may have to abandon my gravity feed and go to an aquarium pump to do something similar.
Thanks. It may not be obvious, but the moveable irrigator is adjustable for water flow.There is a short piece of tubing sticking through the hole that actually carries the water to somewhere close to the top of the wheel. The little pump I'm using I got from Amazon and it flows only 80gph and cost a tad over $8. It seems to pump plenty of water.

I chose to drill the small holes on the front of the unit rather than remove the plumbing from the top of the housing because I wanted to keep it as original as possible. I could remove the extra wheels and rivet a plate over the holes and it would be back to stock. People usually mark their grits there anyway.

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