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 on: December 08, 2022, 02:19:05 PM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by 55fossil
   I always give Lady Luck a nod... but these pieces were cut specifically for patterns. The plume agates in my other post show a Red and White pattern that was what I call a horizontal cut, across the plumes. I have done this with picture jaspers as well for about 20 years.

    Therre are no secrets in cutting cabs...   Many of us discover tricks like this on our own and then realize others have done it for many years. My other favorite non-traditional method is using basanite for backing on translucent agates, especially Graveyard Point plume agate. I intentionally cut very clear agates with wild plumes about 3 mm thick for use with basanite backings. I will post some new pictures if I still have any that were not sold. The red and white piece I posted is one I just recut and polished which has a basanite backing.

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 on: December 08, 2022, 11:44:43 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by R.U. Sirius
As others have pointed out, one of the factors that make these cabs outstanding is that patterns are not the stereotypical "trees" of plumes that we usually see in Graveyard Point creations.

It'd be nice to know if you slabbed them the usual way (perpendicular to the vein), and got lucky with patterns, or did you get creative with orientation?

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 on: December 08, 2022, 11:07:53 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by gunsil
Superb cabs!! Your photography skills are awesome too!!

 4 
 on: December 07, 2022, 02:30:46 PM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by lithicbeads
Superb!

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 on: December 07, 2022, 07:02:39 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by 55fossil
thank you for the kind words... obviously these are out of my top 1%....

 6 
 on: December 07, 2022, 06:53:52 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by hummingbirdstones
I think my favorite of these 3 is the last one.  The 3D visual is amazing. 

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 on: December 07, 2022, 06:52:11 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Holy moly, those are gorgeous!

 :Worthy:

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 on: December 07, 2022, 06:48:19 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
More outstanding cabs!

I'm adding links to connect the two threads you posted today so anyone who sees one thread can see the other.

http://lapidaryforum.net/group/index.php?topic=6282

I've always had difficulty visualizing cabs from this type of rough - other than the typical "trees". Yours are an inspiration.

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 on: December 07, 2022, 06:21:26 AM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
Okay. I've never seen any I like better than these. No joke.

Anyone who likes these should also see the others 55fossil posted today. Just click the following link.

http://lapidaryforum.net/group/index.php/topic=6283

I was just gobsmacked by the whole lot... .

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 on: December 06, 2022, 10:12:47 PM 
Started by 55fossil - Last post by R.U. Sirius
The pattern in that circle is outstanding. Where is the material from?

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