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Moonstone first carving attempt
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:28:19 AM »

Due to the generosity of Orrum I'm able to dabble a bit with US moonstone.
Did a couple of cabs, so now it was time to step it up....

From the start
Stages by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

32mm x 10mm at the longest and widest points
In different light, blue colour seems to come out with brown background and LED flashlight
Different lights by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

AND, in absence of sun today; some angles to show at least some asterism
Indoor asterism by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr


Thanks for looking, and as the next few days will be busy organizing some more BBQ's up at the cabin, wish you an early.....
new year wishes by Kainzer  Kurt, on Flickr

Kurt
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 05:21:02 AM »

Nice work! I think you nailed it!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 06:03:00 AM »

The moonstone was the perfect medium to carve a dolphin.  It turned out amazing!

A happy and healthy New Year to you, Kurt!
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 06:57:46 AM »

Beautiful
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:28:28 AM »

Fantastic as always Kurt.  I am constantly taken by your work.  May the new year bring you and your family all the good things in life.  Health, Happiness, Love and Peace with family to share it with.

Steve
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:30:43 AM »

 I never get tired of looking at fish from above. Very nice.
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 08:23:04 PM »

Well done Kurt looks great love the colour change you could put it on a different colored  background every day and it would be like a different piece . All the best to you and your family for 2018.     
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 10:00:25 PM »

Thank you all for the kind feedback.
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 12:08:14 AM »

Always love seeing dolphins carved in stone. Well done. Lovely work
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 09:36:51 AM »

was in Bancroft, Ontario last year.  they have a local site (in middle of town) where you can pick moostone rocks.  i didn't realize that it was carving material.  sizes were 1" nodules and less.  will have to bring  pick next year. 

your dolphin is quite beautiful.
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 05:53:36 PM »

was in Bancroft, Ontario last year.  they have a local site (in middle of town) where you can pick moostone rocks.  i didn't realize that it was carving material.  sizes were 1" nodules and less.  will have to bring  pick next year. 

your dolphin is quite beautiful.

Yeah, they are rather small. This piece is already huge for the pieces I got. And following the crystals themselves, the themes will always have to be elongated and narrow. Thus far, I observed best light-play usually at the narrowest surfaces, giving additional challenges. :) But overall fun to experiment with and not as fragile as other feldspar.
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Re: Moonstone first carving attempt
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 04:31:17 AM »

Kurt you really done good!!!    I think the dolphin was a perfect choice!  Enjoy the cabin and BBQ, I still say you need some solar there.
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