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Board Announcements

General Announcements of Board Activities, Policies, Changes to Policies, Board Maintenance

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in Re: Moving
on May 23, 2022, 02:28:44 PM
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A place to Introduce yourself, say hello and make new friends!

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Last post by 55fossil
in Re: New Guy - who can't ...
on August 09, 2022, 01:26:23 PM
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A place to buy items from other members, sell your own items, or arrange trades with other members. You must have a minimum of fifty posts in order to sell or trade anything in this area. Please see forum policies for further explanation. Anyone posting items for sale or trade with less than 50 posts to their name will have the post removed. No Exceptions! If you are just inquiring about a material, just looking for information about something, please use the rock talk forum. Thanks.

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Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Close out sale, roug...
on July 04, 2022, 07:51:43 AM
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Want to know how to take good photos of that special cabochon you made? Need to adjust the lighting on your camera? Want to build a lightbox? Just need general photo help? This is your spot for learning and sharing.

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Last post by Felicia
in Re: Macro cab shots with...
on October 20, 2020, 03:52:40 PM
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Check here regularly for contests and other competitions we may hold for your enjoyment and friendly competition! This is for forum held competitions only.

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Last post by AveIArts
in Re: Outrageous Cab Conte...
on June 03, 2022, 05:23:01 PM

Off Topic Area

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Random Musings

This is your section for all things not related to Lapidary! Here's where you can post about your family vacation or discuss other topics not related to the forum.

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Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Almost forgot about ...
on July 06, 2022, 05:42:44 PM
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Other Hobbies

Most of us have hobbies outside of Lapidary. Some of us Garden, some of us love our Model trains or tie flies for fishing. Here's your place to discuss these other things we all love doing.

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Last post by AgateLicker
in Norway Spruce Mugolio
on July 22, 2022, 09:52:30 AM

Let's Rock

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Rockhounding Tips, Maps, Trips Etc.

Have a good place to hound at that you want to share? Just took a hounding trip and want to share your pictures? Have an outstanding map of an area to help other rockhounds? This is your place to post!

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Last post by Perkins17
in Re: Royal City, WA
on August 09, 2022, 05:50:58 PM
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Group outings

Please use this child board to create, plan and go on group outings as members of the forum here.

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Last post by AveIArts
in Re: Future Day Trip in L...
on June 06, 2022, 05:15:21 PM
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Mineral and Metals prospecting. Trips, tips & digging reports. Show us what you got!

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Last post by irockhound
in Re: New jasper
on January 02, 2022, 08:59:21 PM
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Rough and Slabs

Show off your rough or newly cut slabs here!

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Last post by AgateLicker
in Re: Silicified Oolitic L...
on August 08, 2022, 04:25:40 PM
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Mineral Specimens

Have a specimen collection? Want to show off some pieces? Looking for ideas of specimens to add to your collection? This is your board.

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Last post by R.U. Sirius
in Rhodonite, calcite, magn...
on July 30, 2022, 09:04:08 PM
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If you love collecting fossils, or are looking for a certain fossil for a creation, or just love to hunt for them, this is your area to play.

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Last post by Phishisgroovin
in Re: What have I got here...
on May 15, 2022, 04:56:33 PM
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Rock Talk

This is where you can discuss a certain stone type, gather information on stones, and anything stone related that doesn't fit into the other categories of the forum.

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Last post by WanderingQuartz
in Can anyone recommend me ...
on July 17, 2022, 01:42:04 PM
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Identifications of Materials

Have a rock, but don't know what it is? Need to know if something is chalcedony or common opal but cannot tell the difference? Post it here for others to help you out.

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379 Topics
Last post by Bobbymoon
in Re: Thrift store finds C...
on August 08, 2022, 06:21:06 AM
Child Boards: Deceptive Stones
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Ancient Lapidary History

Found an article online about some recent archaeological finds? Found a great picture of ancient lapidary equipment? Want to discuss ancient techniques? This is your forum!

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Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Carving quartz, agat...
on September 15, 2021, 06:59:14 AM
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This is your area to discuss crystals. Have some examples of Crystal structures you wish to share? Have a gorgeous cluster that you cannot stop drooling over? Have oodles of Druzy you want to show off? Want to discuss metaphysical properties of crystals? Here's your area.

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Last post by AgateLicker
in Re: Vug in Massive Ferru...
on July 15, 2022, 11:58:24 AM
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All things relating to Opal - Mining, Carving, Cutting, Grinding, Tips on Care and storage etc.

Moderators: Asianfire, Opalholic

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Last post by irockhound
in Re: Identify?
on June 24, 2022, 09:35:35 PM
Child Boards: Opal Poetry, Stories & Myths

Rock Art

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Cabochons, Intarsias, Cameos

A place to display you recent cabochon creations! Learning intarsia and wish to post your progress? Do you have questions on how to create a cabochon or what wax works best to dop with? This is your forum.

3936 Posts
501 Topics
Last post by james_baker509
in Re: Feeding an addiction...
on August 08, 2022, 03:14:28 PM
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Carvings and Sculptures

Love to carve your rock? Love to take rock and make sculptures? Here's your new hangout!

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139 Topics
Last post by R.U. Sirius
in Re: Vulcan Jade and a Po...
on August 09, 2022, 06:46:01 PM
Child Boards: Opal Carvers Gallery, Jade Carving Gallery, Spheres
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Faceted Gems

Learning how to Facet? Want to show off your faceted creations? Are you an old pro at faceting and want to share your knowledge? This is your forum.

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Last post by BreatheDeep
in Re: Laps for Sterling ST...
on July 15, 2022, 05:59:31 PM
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Love to tumble rock? Has your electricity bill gone through the roof because you're running tumblers 24/7? This is your forum!

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Last post by irockhound
in Re: Tumbled Biscuits!
on January 17, 2021, 12:52:24 AM
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Love to knapp rock? Want to show off your knapped creations? Here's your forum section.

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Last post by VegasJames
in Re: Modern day knapping....
on November 05, 2019, 02:05:30 PM
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Knife Making

Some folks love to put stone handles on their knives. If you are one of these people, here is your area to have fun!

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Last post by kent
in Re: Folding bucks with R...
on December 15, 2020, 12:39:17 PM
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Tutorials for the Rock Art Area

This is an area for tutorials related to any of the above listed areas. Want to show folks how to cut a cab? Here's where to post the tutorial. Want to post a video on how to knapp a blade? Here's the place to post it. Please post only tutorials here.

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Last post by Felicia
in Re: Art In Stone - Cutti...
on January 12, 2021, 06:25:51 PM

Rockin' Jewelry

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Gold, Silver, Other Metals, Casting and Fabrication

Love to work in metal? Like to pour hot metal? This is your area to post.

302 Posts
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Last post by Felicia
in Re: Druzy bat
on June 28, 2021, 07:19:03 PM
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Wearable or Utilitarian Jewelry Art

This is anything utilitarian that isn't necessarily jewelry, yet could be jewelry - walking sticks, belt buckles, hair pins, barrettes, hatbands,horse halters, saddlery you bejewelled, etc...

77 Posts
16 Topics
Last post by AveIArts
in Re-purpsed Jewelry
on July 05, 2022, 10:52:35 PM
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Metal Clay

An area for those who like to work in Metal Clay to hang out and discuss their art.

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Last post by AveIArts
in Re: Practicing with Poly...
on July 25, 2022, 05:24:21 PM
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Wire Wrapping

If wire is your pride and joy and you love to wrap, this is your forum.

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Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: Two Blue
on November 25, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
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Like to create works using chainmaille techniques? Here's your section.

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Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Maille Butterfly
on March 18, 2015, 09:24:55 AM
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Show and Tell!!!!

Sharing your finished jewelry creations with everyone!

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128 Topics
Last post by AgateLicker
in Re: Green Argillite Pend...
on July 16, 2022, 06:09:26 PM
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Tutorials for Jewelry Making

This is the place for any tutorials as it relates to the above areas of casting, fabrication, metal clay, Chainmaille, and wire wrapping. Please post only tutorials here.

97 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by amrap1
in Re: Pendant making
on December 10, 2020, 12:23:43 AM


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Bead Embroidery and Bead Weaving

Love to bead embroider? Enjoy doing bead weaving? Here is your area of beaded love. You can never have to many beads!

233 Posts
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Last post by irockhound
in Re: Redoing an Owl Neckl...
on January 17, 2022, 01:27:22 PM
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Kumihimo, Cord Making, Braiding, Macrame

Kumihimo and other cord making Arts as they pertain to beads and Jewelry making.

43 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by cobbledstones
in Re: first attempt at kum...
on March 06, 2016, 07:17:58 PM
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Polymer Clay, Air Dry Clay, Resin, Epoxy or Glass Based Clays

Like to make Jewelry using various clays? Do you sculpt with it? Like to create new fashion jewelry using clay? Post here.

42 Posts
4 Topics
Last post by Kaljaia
in Re: Home made air dry cl...
on December 24, 2019, 03:52:19 PM
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Glass Blowing, Fusing, Slumping, Lampworking, Dichroic Glass...

Glass arts as they pertain to jewelry making and beading.

29 Posts
5 Topics
Last post by Felicia
in Re: First glass firing a...
on March 28, 2020, 02:04:45 PM
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Tutorials for Beads Category

A place to house all the tutorials for the above topics in the Beads category. Please post only tutorials here.

75 Posts
10 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Live Stream - Bead E...
on November 06, 2021, 04:35:52 PM
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Show and Tell -Finished Beads

Show off your beads you have created!

2015 Posts
331 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Re: California fossil wh...
on July 23, 2022, 05:56:05 PM

Gadgets, Gizmos, and Dohickeys

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Fixing, Modifying and Refurbishing your Lapidary Equipment

Bought an old saw, need to figure out how to fix it or rebuild it? Have belts you need to resurface? Building equipment from the ground up? This is your area to ask questions.

2198 Posts
239 Topics
Last post by nkk9960
in Re: Lapidary Saw - Arbor...
on July 31, 2022, 09:59:42 PM
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What Equipment to Buy and Where to Get it.

Need input on buying a piece of equipment? Here's your area.

953 Posts
114 Topics
Last post by Pearl
in Re: source for cloth buf...
on June 04, 2022, 07:11:24 PM
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Cutting, Grinding, Polishing

Need to know the right equipment to use for a certain need? Wonder how to get that chunk of rough to stay where you want it for slabbing it? Want to know how to make your saw run a lot quieter? Have general equipment questions that don't fall into other categories? Here's your spot.

1311 Posts
154 Topics
Last post by R.U. Sirius
in Re: Troubles cutting nat...
on June 25, 2022, 06:58:43 AM
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Tool Talk

Love tools? Looking for a specific tool and need help finding it? Want to refurbish that old pair of pliers? Here's your place.

525 Posts
61 Topics
Last post by Pearl
in Re: Instruction manual o...
on June 06, 2022, 06:37:22 AM
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General workshop and studio safety when working with equipment. What works, what doesn't work.

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Last post by peruano
in Re: Respirable silica du...
on April 17, 2022, 05:36:28 AM

Lapidary and Jewelry News

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Articles from Members, Magazine and Club Postings

Have a club event coming up? Want to share the latest article you wrote? Found something awesome in a recent magazine you want to share? This is the place.

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Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Promoting a Lapidary...
on July 26, 2022, 07:37:43 AM
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Shows, Auction Announcements, Estates

Looking for a show to sell your wares at? Want to advertise a show you know about in your area? Setting up for a show soon and need pointers? Heading off to Quartzite to the Tucson Shows and want to meet folks? This is your place. Found a really good Estate sale being held and want to let folks know? Post it here. Please note you are not allowed to sell items in this section of the forum.

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Last post by Stonemon
in Prineville 2022
on May 27, 2022, 04:11:17 PM
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Have a website? Need help with it? Have questions about blogging or SEO? Just need to know the best place to put up an online shop? Here's your forum.

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Last post by freeformcabs
in Getting busy with sites
on June 25, 2020, 09:49:51 AM

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