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bobby1

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My Latest Cab
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:12:05 PM »

This cab is my latest submission to Rock and Gem magazine for my monthly "Bench Tips" column. It is made from a slab from a Brazilian Agate nodule. I was slabbing the nodule to get some slabs of Milky Chalcedony for my carving projects. Unexpectedly, I came across two slabs that had this dendritic druzy pattern. All the rest slabs were without any pattern. It is 3" tall. In addition to showing the pattern in the cab I wanted to add an accent cab to demonstrate and explain how to recess a small cab into the larger piece. The small cab is chrysocolla.
BobDruzy Dendritic Cab - Copy (427x640).jpg
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 09:54:26 PM »

Very nice work - you really get things exact on the lines and fit. 

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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 05:48:07 AM »

I love it!  Could you show/give a few details on how you recessed the smaller cab. 
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 06:34:19 AM »

Wow, Bob, that is stunning!  Can't wait for that issue of Rock and Gem to show up in my mailbox!   :blob1:
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 07:12:00 AM »

Absolutely fantabolous.
The cab itself is superbly laid out and the additional material compliments beyond meassure.
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 08:08:16 AM »

    That is way up there on my WOW meter!!!!   beautiful work Bobby.
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 08:54:48 AM »

Way cool!
I bought a slab of India agate one time just to get the dendrite   
Cut one cab the rest went into the trash
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 10:07:51 AM »

 Question : Is the chrysocolla a cabochon or is flush
hard to tell
either way outstanding!!!!
Ive done similar with cabs by carving out just enough for tight fit
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2018, 01:19:55 PM »

Wonderful as always. Could you tell us about your photo set up please ?
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Re: My Latest Cab
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 03:36:21 PM »

bobby that is beautiful
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