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Congratulations to gemfeller and his Brenda Red Top cab!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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 on: Today at 08:36:18 AM 
Started by lithicbeads - Last post by hummingbirdstones
Oh man, I can see why they're excited!  Saw love!   :WEEEE:

 on: Today at 08:29:18 AM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Enchantra
And Gergis cannot post to Finished Beads, He gets this icky nasty error message...
Randy, this is where your Mojo is required...

 on: Today at 08:19:16 AM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Gergis
It worked! Thanks Enchantra!(now to see if I can post some finished beads!!)

Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

 on: Today at 08:16:15 AM 
Started by lithicbeads - Last post by catmandewe
Time to get that baby humming again!

 on: Today at 08:14:31 AM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Enchantra
I got this message this morning from the aforementioned Member, Gergis.

So. Deleted and re downloaded the tapatalk app. My old password didnt work so I set up a new password. Neither passwords work at all. No access at all now.. guess I just need to stop using the app cause its certainly not helping me post any damn faster. Annoyed 😕

I am going to reset his password on his account and tell him I reset it and give him the new one and see if that helps any.

 on: May 24, 2017, 08:07:00 PM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Phishisgroovin
i have issues myself, most of it is learning how to use their application.

 on: May 24, 2017, 07:50:34 PM 
Started by lithicbeads - Last post by lithicbeads
 Good Earth got nosy with the excavator we had here for ditching yesterday and reached into my barn  and lifted out my 24 inch saw. It runs fine  but needs some paint after living in a rain forest for decades. Gergis and he are a bit over excited about getting cutting with it but it has  caused mixed emotions in me. I do not miss the never ending chore of advancing the saw , listening for the sound of it struggling or dealing with  the eventually repulsive smell of Almag the cutting oil of the day. In the pre EPA days the rockhounds out here would always try to save money and many would use old transformer oil  thereby bathing themselves in pcb's. Yea it changes your dna but you can save a few bucks. Another depressing answer that was often heard as the solution to virtually every need, used rv anti- freeze. I have no doubt some bathed in it as it was touted in farmyards as the miracle fluid. I use mineral oil on my mule occasionally  as am happy that it is now the accepted cutting fluid but I fear transformer oil may make a comeback yet.I look at their youthful enthusiasm ( if you look past  the prematurely grey and balding aspects of these youngsters they are young to me as I began cutting before they were born ) and wonder if I can revive a bit of that enthusiasm  for my saw collection.They crawl around and find  different old ones about every day.No they are not for sale but the monster saw may make a decent casket for a greybeard if we can get that excavator back when the day comes. Enjoy your equipment but don't let it stop you from cutting in different ways . If you can never afford what you think you need use your imagination and maybe you can make beautiful things with equipment that you can afford. Keep it fun.

 on: May 24, 2017, 05:22:32 PM 
Started by domdeslagons - Last post by irockhound
I like the carving and nice that it is white.  I wonder how the Carvers in the great White North justify the Green Bears Lol.  Giant Clam would be a hefty how much do they weigh for a half shell?

 on: May 24, 2017, 05:19:16 PM 
Started by amlap - Last post by irockhound
The tile saw is made by Chicago Electric which is a brand of Harbor Freight.  If you have a Harbor Freight near you the saw is only 279.99 directly from them.  Do realize that the tile saw runs too fast for most Diamond blades and you will need to get a speed controller also to drop the rpm on the tile saw.  Otherwise you can purchase the new "Agate Kutter" blades from Barranca Diamond which are designed for the higher speeds of tile saws.  I haven't used them personally so I can't speak for if they glaze quicker due to the speeds.  Agate Kutter Diamond Blade 10"x.050"x5/8" is 115.00 from KingsleyNorth so shop around for best price, I think the shaft on the Chicago is 5/8.

 on: May 24, 2017, 04:59:47 PM 
Started by domdeslagons - Last post by edgarscale
i have a lot of clams and shells but nothing so thick. 

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