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Wanted: custom made bolo
« on: July 15, 2016, 02:01:20 PM »

HI all! Looking to hire someone to make me a bolo out of some of my top grade Olympic Poppy Jasper.

Anyone on board for such a project? I'd hope you would be familiar with working poppy jasper as it can be frustrating at times. Reply here or shoot me a pm to discuss $$. It helps if I know you from the forums or can at least see your work. My top grade poppy is rarer than hens teeth!

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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 04:45:52 PM »

I can do it if you don't want it "right now"......I work full time.................

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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 03:44:17 PM »

In your system of grading, where does this material fall? Also what areas of the slab is more desirable, the darker or lighter areas?
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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 04:54:37 AM »

This will b good info, waiting....
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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 07:10:01 AM »

Maybe (probably) is just me, but that doesn't look like poppy jasper to me.  It looks more like leopard skin jasper.   :icon_scratch:
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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 08:54:25 AM »

That isn't Olympic Poppy Jasper from my claim... that's for sure! Nice stuff though! I'd guess on the leopard skin diagnosis...

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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 09:22:01 AM »

As you can just make out the slab is marked. That's why I asked for your opinion. The estate I got it from was kind of shaky on identification. Thanks for the help, now I can enter it in my inventory correctly.
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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 03:48:54 PM »

Is your poppy jasper like morgan hill where a lot of it is fractured and needs to be stabilized?
A design of the bolo you want would be helpful, simple or complicated. Navajo style? Or more modern.
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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 04:01:10 PM »

Most of it is fractured. The few top grade slabs I have stashed are fracture free, but might undercut because of varying hardnesses...

Ideally, I would like the bolo to be as simple as possible so as not to detract from the stone. Nothing crazy, just looking to have a big statement piece of my own material to wear. I will photo the slabs this evening.

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Re: Wanted: custom made bolo
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2016, 07:03:14 PM »



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