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Congratulations to auscarver and his Aussie Rhodonite Cab!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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 on: Today at 05:16:40 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by irockhound
I can't wait to see what you can do with it.

 on: Today at 12:40:53 PM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by Sapphireminer
Hi Kurt this is going to be another of your amazing pieces can't wait to see it finished.

 on: Today at 12:17:47 PM 
Started by jgrocks - Last post by finegemdesigns
Razor thin edge backlit will show slight translucency. (dark green)

This sliver is only about 1.25 inches long.

 on: Today at 09:24:01 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Thanks Jhon; this does answer my question.  I had heard from Wes Lingerfelt that the two headed machine can actually do a better job at attaining a true sphere than 3-headed (presumably from a geometric argument?); but I have not heard that confirmed from actual users.  I have found for many of the jaspers I am working with that have some differential hardness there is a need to go back to the grinding wheels and take out high spots during the initial grind phase.  I suppose I am curious as to whether this is standard or to be expected as I get more into this aspect of the hobby.

Needless to say, I am currently looking to acquire a saw blade grinder assembly to assist with this so I can leave by diamond wheels alone.


 on: Today at 02:51:24 AM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Slabbercabber
Is this the chart you need?

 on: April 22, 2018, 10:31:55 PM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by jerrysg
I have used a few of these sources in the past and found and fell in love with Gallatin & Socha Metals.

That url won't hunt. The web site is


 on: April 22, 2018, 07:50:16 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by Asianfire
We all copy nature, rather than each-other.
There is simply nothing trully new out there.
Somehow in some way, everything has been done before.
Seeing your post again, since the original post, I for one am thinking now of turtle in the near future.......

 on: April 22, 2018, 07:33:00 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by irockhound
Thanks everyone, the cow bone does give the look of ivory.  It's a shame I still have Ivory that I bought over the years and a good amount (most of it) is fossil ivory from Alaska that being in California I now cannot use.  Don't know of a Mammoth that was killed for it's tusks but still part of the ban.  I also have about 6 Tagua Nuts I can use which is VERY similar to Ivory.  Still trying to decide on the next project.  I want to push further but not so far with my limited skills so far that it would be doomed, lol.  I have really liked the idea of doing a horse head but concerned about the depth, we'll see.
ps: I also loved Kurt's snakes and would love to try something similar but don't want to just copy the idea.

 on: April 22, 2018, 04:04:15 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by 55fossil
   I'm impressed. The hook looks like Ivory or maybe Walrus Tooth.

 on: April 22, 2018, 11:24:32 AM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by ileney

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