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Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« on: October 25, 2014, 05:03:47 AM »

As promised/threatened before, let me start a post of pics in regard to Montana Agate.

I hope that we can continue this post by having you add your own favorite pieces, and if it suits admin, they can make it a sticky, easy to find for newcomers and/or people looking for material in general.

Montana, to me, is one of the most versatile materials to work with. Can be frustrating at times, but is always good for surprising results.

To me, Montana gave me the starting-point into carving proper. Had done Fire Agate before that, but even now, I do not consider working Fire Agate as carving. :) At the time, I just discovered Forums, and dove into virtually any material, trying to learn cabbing and broke too many things. In order not to waste the material I started to carve simple grooves.

 Literally, the first carving ever attempted:
mon4 by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Montana Agate flower mix by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Cabs in diverse colours, shapes and inclusions
Montana fav by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
m2 by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
1012893_10152513158649436_9075387389152598702_n by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
10647104_10152513158729436_3723380780245739229_n by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr


some more rather special cabs:
mlb3 by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
half way there by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
horse best by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
best 2a by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
shaddowplay by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
And of course outright carvings
Best 1a by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
rs1 by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
602956_10151361883004436_1496618907_n by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
Play of light by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr
374653_10150449577859436_1129517062_n by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr


OK till here for now, Thanks for looking, Kurt
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2014, 10:47:21 PM »

What an awesoem thread!  Yes this would be a great place for folks to post their cabs of Montana Agate!   :headbang:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2014, 01:45:54 AM »

Where are all the Montanas?

Lets see some of your wonderful pieces. :hello2:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 07:21:40 AM »

I agree Kurt, where's the montana piccies from folks?  :thumbsup:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 05:42:33 PM »

Kurt's work is so awe inspiring that it is hard to put up just a mundane oval or round cabochon that I for one would be afraid to do that, besides I haven't a clue to posting pictures and don't even go there about how easy it is to do, I haven't found it so, so  I just don't want to hear about it, OK?
Beautiful work you has shown us Kurt, it is truly awe inspiring :notworthy:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 10:45:47 PM »

Its certainly true, other peoples creations always look better than ones own.

Cant remember having seen anything mundane from you Bentiron........ :notworthy:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2014, 06:52:43 AM »

you've done some awesome work with the Montana agate Kurt; as well as the other materials, hope to see lots more here .
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2015, 05:11:20 PM »

Kurt:)
Look at you... what beautiful things you carve:)
It shows your love of rocks and it is infused with your Light:)
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 07:18:47 PM »

Kurt:)
Look at you... what beautiful things you carve:)
It shows your love of rocks and it is infused with your Light:)

WOW Do my eyes deceive me?

You are finally back.. :icon_sunny:... Great to see you here.
Need to catch up when you got the time,
We where already speculating that a Gator made dinner of you.
Glad to have you back! :occasion14:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2015, 01:40:28 PM »

LOLOLOL
Admires her alligator boots:)
You always make me laugh Kurt:)
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 05:30:22 PM »

Oh, those are gorgeous!!!  I love agate, and I love the freeform and carved shapes you've made!  That's one of my goals, to make interestingly shaped cabs someday. 
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 06:49:20 PM »

Oh, those are gorgeous!!!  I love agate, and I love the freeform and carved shapes you've made!  That's one of my goals, to make interestingly shaped cabs someday.

Dont worry too much about shape. Just let the stone show you where to go.
I usually start with a basic shape, and then just go with what I got.  :icon_sunny:
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2015, 08:10:56 AM »

Dont worry too much about shape. Just let the stone show you where to go.
I usually start with a basic shape, and then just go with what I got.  :icon_sunny:

Thanks for the tips!  I'm going to do some more work this weekend, but not freeform yet.  Just some different shapes. 
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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2015, 07:27:26 PM »

I think Montana agates are one of my favorite stones.  Always full of pleasant surprises.

Here are some I finished last year



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Re: Feeding an addiction Montana Agate
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2015, 07:38:48 PM »

Montana agate is also awsome to make guitar picks with lol!
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