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 on: Today at 08:26:22 AM 
Started by latte - Last post by feicui
Welcome! I joined not long ago... and, well, my username is feicui so that should probably be an indication of my attitude to jade! I'm a total noob to lapidary, cutting some basic freeform cabs at the moment.

Southerly - "life is to short to cut shit jade"... Yeah well my wallet is too shit to cut good jade! :tongue: Nephrite prices are reasonable mind you. Jadeite though...

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 on: Today at 06:56:32 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Those are beautiful!  :headbang:

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 on: Today at 06:29:34 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Jhon P
These belong to Micheal Hoover
Biggest is 4 3/8”

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 on: August 13, 2018, 10:51:35 PM 
Started by Titewad - Last post by Redrummd
Loctite 325 Speedbonder structural adhesive is a high temperature, two step acrylic, no mixing required transparent brown adhesive. Loctite 325 is solvent resistant and, when used in conjunction with Loctite Primer 7075, forms flexible bonds on gaps up to 0.04 Inch.

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 on: August 13, 2018, 09:07:28 PM 
Started by vitzitziltecpatl - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
Attendance update. Our show chair said in the post-show email report that 5,706 people attended the show. I'm assuming that includes kids, since the paid attendance number we heard was 5,214.

Hey - kids are good! They drag their parents around to booths the parents might not visit otherwise. Some kids are even civilized enough to not run up and immediately start grabbing whatever they see. Unfortunately they are the minority.

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 on: August 13, 2018, 07:51:17 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Jhon P
Some one had mined it commercial years ago. I don’t know when or how much it was marketed

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 on: August 13, 2018, 06:46:10 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by hummingbirdstones
A new one for me.  Love seeing new material.  Very nice sphere!   :icon_sunny:

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 on: August 13, 2018, 06:33:30 AM 
Started by RutherfordbHaye5 - Last post by lithicbeads
 I use a 5 gallon bucket mounted above and to the side of the machine.An aquarium air hose is used from the bottom of the bucket to the cabber. I drill a hole above the wheel and the tube delivers water through the hole. I hog off rock quickly with a 30 grit sintered wheel and this system provides lot of water to the wheel and the water volume can be easily dialed back by using a valve on the tubing line.

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 on: August 13, 2018, 06:29:22 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Orrum
I like the way that one swirls around and changes from color to color.

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 on: August 13, 2018, 06:11:07 AM 
Started by RutherfordbHaye5 - Last post by Slabbercabber
I've used drip systems at shows but they don't provide as much water as I think you should have.  A recirculating system either with a small bubbler under the wheel or cascade system with pump will give far more water on the wheel and can allow for warm water as well.

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