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 on: January 15, 2018, 08:05:04 PM 
Started by Ryaly2dogs - Last post by Jhon P
We had the meeting tonight ( at sizzler in Blythe) tonight and voted you into the club
When I get back i will fill up a flat rate box. I am going to be collecting rain now oynx I  I’ll send you a couple of pieces. It is easy to do and makes a nice sphere. I will see what else I may have. I have to have time to cut it so they will fit  in the box.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 07:50:48 PM 
Started by jerrysg - Last post by jerrysg

  This slab looks a lot like Gary green jasper to me,

My limited experience is that they are the same - just different names.

Jerry

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 on: January 15, 2018, 06:04:33 PM 
Started by Ryaly2dogs - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Jhon - I will absolutely take you up on the offer.  At first after I read your offer my pride intervened, but after I ran out of good material, I must admit in the evenings after my work day, I am simply itching for the next sphere.  I can do PayPal, check, whatever; and really appreciate the offer; let me know if you have other terms.  I seem to remember reading that you will make two spheres and return one for folks sending you goods?

It seems I will miss Quartzite, full time work and family along with shut down freeways post flooding are keeping me anchored at home.  I really appreciate both of your contributions to the sphere discipline forum.  Your (Jhon and Sandsave) routine updates on latest spheres and especially the before and after photos opened my mind, gave me confidence that it is not rocket science, and kept pushing me closer to the light. 

David.

P.S.  Basic question that had been brewing in my mind.  Slower speed RPM (108 RPMish) sphere grinders do well on coarser grits, but polishing seems to do better at faster speeds (in my limited experience).  Have you each encountered the same and what is the resolution...more than one machine at different RPMs?  Do they even make a sphere machine with variable RPM?

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 on: January 15, 2018, 05:53:03 PM 
Started by Sandsave - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Wow, that gives me vertigo.  I am getting a vibe of a crossover between some fine scale crazy lace agate mashed up with a coprolite.  Congrats on completing, that seems challenging.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 05:50:40 PM 
Started by Sandsave - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Love the pictures!  Some beautiful swirls and color bands you captured in those. I enjoy the chaotic patterns and natural fractures; they are all part of the stones story.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 05:47:32 PM 
Started by Ryaly2dogs - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Thanks for the thoughts.  330 Epoxy it is (which I have on hand which is a nice bonus), with a smidgeon of acetone.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 05:12:46 PM 
Started by jerrysg - Last post by yukonjade
 
  This slab looks a lot like Gary green jasper to me, I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time either.
 I have a bit of Hampton butte and I don't recall seeing any blue coloring, perhaps it is just the photo or my lying eyes. :dontknow:

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 on: January 15, 2018, 05:06:46 PM 
Started by jerrysg - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
Yeah, that's probably where I stole the idea from... .

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 on: January 15, 2018, 10:40:10 AM 
Started by jerrysg - Last post by 55fossil
   I posted a thread about making a small saw have a big footprint. I cut out a piece of Plexiglas (wood would work) on the saw table. The Plexiglas must fit the saw tables top and be just taller than the edges. With a slot cut for the blade this allows you room to slide your slab fully into the blade. You may also have to remove the water shield over the blade. Yep, then it gets messy but you only do this for a couple slices to trim down the big slab and put the shield back on. Wear eye protection....  I will see if I can find the thread later.

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 on: January 15, 2018, 09:12:04 AM 
Started by jerrysg - Last post by Redrummd
$67.99 buys you a 7 inch tile saw at Harbor Freight.  I found mine would take an 8 inch blade and I can trim pieces up to about 3 inches thick.  I stand on the backside of the saw when cutting thick stuff so that I am out of the water spray.....


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