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Congratulations to Asianfire and his Montana Agate cab!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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 on: Today at 02:19:10 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by Stonemon
This is how my 24" Frantom is set up. Looks real similar to your Royal... :dontknow: There is no spring, you can tighten the nut a bit and just pull the lever into the belt to tension it, acts like a clutch if the drive gets stuck...
Might help to turn your saw over too! :toothy10:

 on: Today at 01:32:02 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by gfisher
Not sure if there was suppose to be a spring on the tensioning pulley, but there is nothing now that holds the tension.  The blade is running in the right direction (downward on the rock or clockwise facing the pulley side).

 on: Today at 01:20:23 PM 
Started by SATXCabs - Last post by SATXCabs
I think you're right. Noticed that it was relatively soft and a bit crumbly when cutting it, exactly like the other apatite I've cabbed. This piece is a lot greener than the others though.

Thanks for the reply!

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 on: Today at 01:19:16 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Another beauty -- as usual!  That is one very pink rose quartz.  Lovely!   :Worthy:

 on: Today at 01:10:24 PM 
Started by SATXCabs - Last post by Enchantra
Looks like a nice grade of Apatite.

However there are other things it could be too.

 on: Today at 12:44:31 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by captbob
Another beauty!

This is my favorite area of the forum. Seeing all the spheres posted here always brings a smile.

Are there any threads where you (Jhon P) and Sandsave show your shops and/or discuss your sphere making process? I would love to see photos of where all this sphere magic happens and read more about getting from a chunk of rough to a finished sphere.

The more pictures the better! Trust me, we don't get tired of seeing your creations and I'm sure others here would enjoy more photos and details as well.

 on: Today at 12:15:23 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by Slabbercabber
Is the blade running in the right direction?

 on: Today at 12:14:35 PM 
Started by SATXCabs - Last post by SATXCabs
A good friend of mine gave me a box of off-cuts to cab, and I recently pulled out a bluish-green and black chunk to cut. She doesn't know what it is, and I've never come across anything like it before.

 Here are a few pictures of the cab I made with it. I'd love to find out what it is!

 on: Today at 12:10:52 PM 
Started by John Robinson - Last post by Slabbercabber
Commonly referred to as Craftsman block grinder.  It has a following as a very good home use grinder.  Definitely not meant to be used wet.

 on: Today at 12:03:12 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by Jhon P
I have an old home built 24" saw that looks something to that.
I would take one belt from the motor to the big pulley on the blade drive with the tensioning pulley
The second belt should go from the small pulley on the blade drive to the pulley on the feed drive. I run mine on the smallest pulley so I have the slowest drive speed. May need some kind of spring on the tensioning pulley. I can't see what applies pressure to the pulley.

That's my best guess, I could be wrong. If some can find a picture it will help

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