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Author Topic: New to Lapidary & Gifted a Grinder/Polisher  (Read 751 times)

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Jhon P

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Re: New to Lapidary & Gifted a Grinder/Polisher
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 03:44:15 PM »

I bought a six spline from Amazon (noveltools) that works well. It was around $160.00 The six spline are more money than the four spline but work much better. You can get one around $60 but they end up breaking.
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Re: New to Lapidary & Gifted a Grinder/Polisher
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 04:20:19 PM »

I bought a six spline from Amazon (noveltools) that works well. It was around $160.00 The six spline are more money than the four spline but work much better. You can get one around $60 but they end up breaking.

This is the one I'm looking at. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ring-Stretcher-Enlarger-Reducer-Jewelry-Bench-Top-Sizer-Band-Sizing-Repair-Tool/201386482119?epid=1055864088&hash=item2ee391d9c7:g:Gq4AAOSw-3FZJfT-

Really not ready to buy yet, but I'm thinking that a ring stretcher would help a lot.

Bob

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Re: New to Lapidary & Gifted a Grinder/Polisher
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 07:17:44 PM »

A ring stretcher makes it a lot easier.
 That one will work but may not hold up to a lot of use
I started with the hammer and mandrel. And a Doming block
Than a set of folding dies, than I had to get a set of Swedish
Dies. What got me started was I inherited about 10lb of silver
coins. You will cuss sliver washing quarters. They get called wonkingtons
Because they want to go wonky on you. Franklin half’s can be a pain also.
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