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Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:02:12 AM »

Rules:
1) Cab must be made by you.
2) Cab must be made within the time period of this contest.  Contest begins on the first of the month and ends on 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month.  NO pulling old cabs from your storage baskets!
3) As long as the basic shape is considered a cab it's golden.  You can enter intarsias and carved top cabs such as cameos etc.  After all, this is the OUTRAGEOUS cab contest!  We love free form cabs!  Pull out the stops and give us the best you have!
4) One entry per person please!
5) Please show photos of your slabs and preforms if you can so we can see your thought process and how you did things.
6) No finished jewelry pieces.  Just the cab.
7) Cab sets are OK.
8) This is only for bragging rights and your cabochon photo posted up top in the forums unless someone posts a lapidary related prize and wants to ship it to the winner of the contest.

Let the games begin!!!   :toothy10:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 01:06:20 PM »

I guess I will get this started.
Bertrandite from Utah (Tiffany Stone)
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 02:37:18 PM »

Uh-oh!  Competition's tough already.  Great Tiffany Stonemon, one of my favorite materials, and a great cut. 

Here's my effort, a Willow Creek Jasper that's tantalized and frustrated me due to the big brown matrix inclusion.  I finally decided on a freeform shape that minimized but didn't totally eliminate it.  I ended up making the opposite side of the rough shown here the cab's top.

The finished cab measures 59 x 32 x 6 mm. thick and weighs 66 ct. (13.2 g.).  It's completely fracture-free and has a fully-polished back.

The slab:
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Freeform shaped and ground to 220:
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Finished cab:
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Side View 1:
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Side View 2:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 04:09:01 PM »

Two of my favorite stones!  Gonna have to put my thinking cap on to figure out what to cut to compete with these.   :icon_scratch:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2017, 05:02:04 PM »

Wow and wow!!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »

This is rough slaughter mountain fire agate,  under water.
I might even finish it and enter it.
All last night and now this morning,  slowly slowly slowly removing layers to het to that green,  teal,  red,  orange and beautiful stuff.

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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 03:55:22 PM »

This is rough slaughter mountain fire agate,  under water.
I might even finish it and enter it.
All last night and now this morning,  slowly slowly slowly removing layers to het to that green,  teal,  red,  orange and beautiful stuff.

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that fire agate looks like molten lava moving slowly, ever so slowly where every shape is formed then frozen in time
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 08:41:16 AM »

that fire agate looks like molten lava moving slowly, ever so slowly where every shape is formed then frozen in time


its also getting done just as fast as lava flows. ever so slowly. Its being a pain in my behind.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2017, 10:16:48 AM »

Charoite
I bought a couple of slabs last May, I picked out the one with the most intense color. I guess it was time to cut one. My wife has already claimed the cab and has asked me to set it in a piece of jewelry for her.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2017, 10:17:49 AM »

The finished cab,
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 07:54:48 PM »

i like how you went outside the box and created an oddball shape rather than a common shape cabochon with that purple nurple :thumbsup:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 07:56:29 PM »

Things are heating up around here!  Guess I'd better get off my duff and find something awesome to cut.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 07:29:58 AM »

Slaughter mountain fire agate.
Rough to finished display piece yesterday.
10 hour carve straight through until finished.



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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest November 2017
« Reply #13 on: Today at 09:30:25 AM »

Happy Thanksgiving! Really nice entries so far, I'll throw mine in to be a good sport.
Graveyard Point collected this summer. This is a piece of trim off the sphere I made.
Finished both sides for a pendant for the grand daughter.
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