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A Durmortierite buckle for an old friend
« on: July 05, 2016, 02:34:29 PM »

I reconnected recently with an old neighbor from when I was growing up. He was the brother of my first girlfriend.  He was admiring my buckles so I promised I would make him one of his choosing.  He said Black or Blue and since I had picked up some very nice Durmortierite at this last Quartzsite I knew what to cut.  I just dropped in the post today to him although he doesn't know I made him one or the color so it will be a surprise.  The Blue looks great against the brass.  I took the whole thing thru polish and buffing wheels for the brass and I didn't like the radius on the dome so took the whole buckle back to 220 and did it again.  It didn't want to take a polish at first with Cerium Oxide on rough leather so I switched to Hard Leather and Chrome oxide and kept the pad wet and the shine came up.  Turned out rather nice and I hope he likes it. 


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Re: A Durmortierite buckle for an old friend
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 02:41:18 PM »

It looks fabulous!  What a wonderful gift to an old friend.   :icon_sunny:


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Re: A Durmortierite buckle for an old friend
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 04:26:00 PM »

It's a stunning color and a beautifully-made gift!
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I rock hunt in the Antelope/Ashwood area of the John Day river basin in Oregon. 90% of what I post is from this area, from private property where I have permission to hike and collect. The material I find is for personal use only, I do not have landowner permission to sell. Thanks for understanding!


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Re: A Durmortierite buckle for an old friend
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 04:19:16 AM »

Very nice
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