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Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« on: October 02, 2017, 02:45:19 PM »

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 October 2017
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 04:49:56 PM »

What, no entries this month?

We still have 15 days left.  I'll sweeten the pot with some slabs from my stash to the winner if we get more than 5 entries.   :coffee1:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2017, 08:19:19 PM »

I have had this slab of Rhodochrosite for a couple of years now, I figured it was time to cut it and I just as well enter it in the contest. I was hoping to get three stones out it but it fractured when I cut it.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2017, 08:21:37 PM »

Preform and the finished cab. Had a hard time getting the glare of the light bulb not to show up
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2017, 09:22:21 PM »

Holy smokes, that one's gonna be hard to beat!

Guess I need to cut something extra special to compete with that.

Come on, y'all let's see what you've got   :WEEEE:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2017, 05:44:20 AM »

Uuuuuy that's nice!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 08:33:16 PM »

looks like candy
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 12:18:35 PM »

Ok, I haven't entered in a while, so I'll give it a go this month.  I recently purchased a nice slab of Pietersite, one that I could actually afford, and here's my first crack at working it.  I of course in the heat of the moment forgot to take pictures of the outline of the cab, and never remember to take a preform shot, so those are missing.  But I did circle the area of the slab that I targeted...I was hoping to get a nice mix of colors from that area and I'm pretty happy with the result.  A small vug opened up as I worked the material, but I think it just adds character  :icon_thumright:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 01:01:46 PM »

Beautiful. To bad we can’t post a video. That is the best way to see the beauty of petersite
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 05:04:41 PM »

I would like a sphere of pietersite, nice work!
Here is a piece of Nephi petrified wood I collected a couple weekends ago. This is totally healed, but you can see it was tortured at one time! A little darker than I hoped for. Polished both sides take your pick.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 05:14:31 AM »

Nice work all round. Hard to compete with that Pietersite, but I'm in nevertheless.
Florida Coral, a cut-off from another ongoing project for Halloween.
Florida Coral by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Sanded to 2000 grit on paper, polish yet to come, but don't think it will make much of a difference to the pictures.
Florida coral by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Florida Coral by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Remain with best regards, Kurt
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2017, 03:43:45 AM »

This is a little imperial rhodonite cab I helped my wife Margie finish today, we both use the one user, this rhodonite is no longer available but we still have a small stash. ENJOY as this is as good as our rhodonite gets.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2017, 06:57:58 AM »

 :WHOAR:

Now we have a contest!

This one will be difficult!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2017, 07:36:27 AM »

Outrageous! And I thought I had a chance this time
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest October 2017
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2017, 09:20:27 AM »

 My entry is a finely layered flow jasper found in a lava cave in the Ochoco mountains
here in central Oregon.The locals call it bat cave jasper ,it has a porcelain like finish.
 The jasper is rarely more than a quarter inch thick, the black is matrix.
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