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 on: Today at 01:18:20 AM 
Started by Kaljaia - Last post by Sapphireminer
Hi Erica well done on your new find you have some great pieces there.
Dave

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 on: April 23, 2018, 08:42:29 PM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by Kaljaia
My mind went ".... rolling stones reference?" at first. I get the symbolism when you spell it out, and agree on the language. Got a few coworkers who know better but use it anyway.

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 on: April 23, 2018, 08:19:41 PM 
Started by Kaljaia - Last post by Kaljaia
More Old Military Road eggs.
I've been posting over on the thunder egg facebook group and apparently there's another thunder egg place called Old Military over by Pony Butte? Either that or a rock shop owner out there somewhere spun someone a tall tale about where these eggs come from.

The ranch manager started asking marketing-oriented rock questions the other day after my t-egg coasters and cut eggs did well in the charity auction so who knows... maybe he'll take a backhoe out and send some to a shop someday. That's his call, but one can always hope! I wouldn't mind being able to buy some fairly myself to cut and sell.





Same rock, as found and with the face shaved off.










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 on: April 23, 2018, 07:48:24 PM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Jhon P
You can use larger diameter cups on the two head and that seams to help with keeping the sphere round

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 on: April 23, 2018, 07:47:56 PM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by Asianfire
Yeah, the current project is not for everyone's taste... :) :)

This is to express my distaste and protest about language use, where obscenities and foul words have become a norm that seems to be acceptable by a majority.

Secondly: it sprung from recently flared up dealings with a relative that I have/had to endure for far to long already.

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 on: April 23, 2018, 05:16:40 PM 
Started by irockhound - Last post by irockhound
I can't wait to see what you can do with it.

 7 
 on: April 23, 2018, 12:40:53 PM 
Started by Asianfire - Last post by Sapphireminer
Hi Kurt this is going to be another of your amazing pieces can't wait to see it finished.
Dave

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 on: April 23, 2018, 12:17:47 PM 
Started by jgrocks - Last post by finegemdesigns
Razor thin edge backlit will show slight translucency. (dark green)



This sliver is only about 1.25 inches long.

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 on: April 23, 2018, 09:24:01 AM 
Started by Jhon P - Last post by Ryaly2dogs
Thanks Jhon; this does answer my question.  I had heard from Wes Lingerfelt that the two headed machine can actually do a better job at attaining a true sphere than 3-headed (presumably from a geometric argument?); but I have not heard that confirmed from actual users.  I have found for many of the jaspers I am working with that have some differential hardness there is a need to go back to the grinding wheels and take out high spots during the initial grind phase.  I suppose I am curious as to whether this is standard or to be expected as I get more into this aspect of the hobby.

Needless to say, I am currently looking to acquire a saw blade grinder assembly to assist with this so I can leave by diamond wheels alone.

David.

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 on: April 23, 2018, 02:51:24 AM 
Started by Enchantra - Last post by Slabbercabber
Is this the chart you need?
https://xtronic.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/copper-awg-metric-table.jpg

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