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Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:59:07 AM »

Rules:
1) Cab must be made by you.
2) Cab must be made within the time period of this contest.  Contest begins on the first of the month and ends on 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month.  NO pulling old cabs from your storage baskets!
3) As long as the basic shape is considered a cab it's golden.  You can enter intarsias and carved top cabs such as cameos etc.  After all, this is the OUTRAGEOUS cab contest!  We love free form cabs!  Pull out the stops and give us the best you have!
4) One entry per person please!
5) Please show photos of your slabs and preforms if you can so we can see your thought process and how you did things.
6) No finished jewelry pieces.  Just the cab.
7) Cab sets are OK.
8) This is only for bragging rights and your cabochon photo posted up top in the forums unless someone posts a lapidary related prize and wants to ship it to the winner of the contest.

Let the games begin!!!   :toothy10:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 07:34:36 PM »

I'll get this month started, bought a piece of Laguna Lace at a rock show in Wyoming of all places...
This is a piece off the sphere from this rock (check sphere section for finished sphere)
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 05:12:53 AM »

Nice!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 03:10:17 PM »

Ooooh very pretty.  I have several pounds of this stuff and need to slab it!   Need a saw big enough...cart before the horse, lol.  Beautiful work!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 08:23:15 PM »

Sandsave, that is a killer Laguna!

I'll go ahead and enter this month.  It's been a while.  My 12 year old son and I collected many different types of agate this summer in southern Colorado.  We found quite a lot of blue agate, which I'm really excited about.  It's not as deep blue as I had hoped after it's worked, but still interesting I think.

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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 10:16:05 AM »

Not sure what this is. I bought a small bag of slabs at the Reno gem shows silent auction and this was in it. The moss Looks like chlorite to me. Someone may have a better guess. But it’s my cab for the contest.
 What interests me doesn’t always interest other people, lol
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »

Finished cab. Polished the back also
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 12:07:12 PM »

Hey Jhon:

   Arty and I say "Very Interesting, and pretty.  neal
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 03:04:01 PM »

Got the hay and firewood in. Finally got back in the shop.
My entry is cut from a $2 slab I bought in Prineville last month.
Montana dendritic, 35x24x6 mm.
Probably the most visually 3-D cab I have ever cut. The tube is amazing.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2018, 05:09:35 PM »

Sorry i don't have first picture. But I wasn't planning on entering this month. I was making a pendent for my son and kind of liked the way it came out. Here's a piece of coprolite for your entertainment.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2018, 05:11:45 PM »

Right down to the wire here.  It's been to hot to work in my shop but it cooled a bit today and with the help of a fan I did a quick cab.  I don't know whether to call this stone webbed variscite or chalcosiderite.  The guy who mined it sold it as variscite but later told me he'd found it's chalco. No idea how to test it myself.

This is the bottom of the slab:
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This is the side I cabbed (outside of the nodule):
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Finished stone:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2018, 06:44:01 PM »

Nice cab Rick, perfect stone to end the month with, lets just call it ChalcoVarisiderite lol 
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2018, 08:18:07 PM »

gemfeller, that looks like my Bisbee rough. nice stone my friend
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest July 2018
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 08:35:43 PM »

Thanks Steve and Phish for your comments.  I LOVE the name ChacoVerisciderite Steve.  This stuff was mined in the 1970s from a spot just a few hundred yards from the Number 8 turquoise deposit in NV.  But it didn't have the copper content to turn it blue.  I like it as well as turquoise anyhow.
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