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vitzitziltecpatl

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Re: Cabs from a faceting machine
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2021, 09:14:14 PM »

Good work there. You obviously know what you're doing, and sound like you have no problem figuring out how to deal with the problems you've encountered so far.

It's a pleasure to see the material you're cutting, and the way you approach it.

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Re: Cabs from a faceting machine
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2021, 12:13:54 AM »

Good work there. You obviously know what you're doing, and sound like you have no problem figuring out how to deal with the problems you've encountered so far.

It's a pleasure to see the material you're cutting, and the way you approach it.
Thank you, I still need to get over my reluctance to go with some of the in-depth solutions. Need to figure out a good way to do a final polish with a tumbler, and a durable design for a new style of cabbing lap that should solve my sandpaper quality issues.
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Re: Cabs from a faceting machine
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2021, 03:18:25 AM »

Nice work, great smooth curves. Nice to see some gem material cabbed.

David
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Re: Cabs from a faceting machine
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2021, 11:49:08 PM »


Montana Carnelian, this is much more river rounded and stained than the yellow, flat like it came from a rind too, and some Imperial jasper. That tuff is pretty adsorbent, going to have to watch for that when painting preforms to see flat areas.
How has everyone been going? I've mostly been fighting a post-lockdown-lift cold that the family commuter brought in, and winter joint issues.
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Re: Cabs from a faceting machine
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2021, 07:59:00 PM »

Beautiful. The purple smithsonite is especially lovely!
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