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Congratulations to Asianfire and his Montana Agate cab!

Another cabochon contest coming soon!

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 on: Today at 07:41:01 PM 
Started by John Robinson - Last post by edgarscale
i'm really glad to her this.  i hate to throw away good stuff.  thanks..

 on: Today at 06:13:08 PM 
Started by John Robinson - Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
Here's a great resizer. Easy to use, and has been adopted by others here on the forum already.

Also might try a tripod with your camera's delay timer to get sharper images, and let us see the colors you get without any editing. That might help the real photographers on here (not me) give you tips on white balance, etc.

Love what you posted. Colors like that always get my attention!

 on: Today at 05:08:27 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by Jhon P
Have checked the half nut? I have had my 18" saw strip out a couple of times. If it is not locking up the vice could vibrate and move away from the blade
i would open the saw and run it ( if you have oil in will Have to Take the blade off) and see if the drive is rotating and turning the correct direction
Your picture looks like everything is turning clockwise.

 on: Today at 02:52:03 PM 
Started by John Robinson - Last post by John Robinson
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I am just starting as a Lapidary artist. I 'inherited ' a bunch of equipment so I finally get my chance after 55 years of being a 'mere' rock hound. I have played around in photoshop for a decade or so and I did touch up the images I am going to upload to this page. I hope to get the resize right on the try but if page stays blank I will need some suggestion. First try is at 2000 pixels

And that was much too big any suggestions?

 on: Today at 02:37:08 PM 
Started by John Robinson - Last post by John Robinson
Thanks for all the responses!

 on: Today at 02:22:36 PM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by gfisher
Attached is a picture of the worm gear on the back.  It doesn't appear to be any way to move the drive shaft on the bottom of the gear.  The blade throws oil to the front of the saw.

 on: Today at 11:20:45 AM 
Started by gfisher - Last post by 55fossil
Please post a picture of the worm gears that drive the vise. If your blade is going clockwise (throwing oil towards the front of the saw) it will be easy to see if your gears are correct. I would find it hard to believe they are reversed but it will be easy to tell from a picture and anything is possible.

 on: Today at 09:59:14 AM 
Started by lithicbeads - Last post by sealdaddy
I prefer the slant flat lap to the regular flat lap because it is easier on my neck but that may not be the case for others. I have  cervical stenosis and how I hold my head to see the stone can make or break the day quickly.

ok, Gotcha, friend

 on: Today at 09:03:10 AM 
Started by MurphyStone - Last post by MurphyStone
Just sharing this recent pickup.  Thinking it has some great potential for creative cabs. 

 on: Today at 08:49:49 AM 
Started by MurphyStone - Last post by MurphyStone
Difficult to be sure without seeing a larger piece, but the colors and banding remind me of Goldfield "jasper" we have.

Thanks i'll post up some pics of the slabs of the rough.  May still have an end cut around. 

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