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Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:14:46 PM »

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 August 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 12:29:06 PM »

This month I am putting up a piece of low grade gold ore I recently found in the road on an old gold mine. It is cryptocrystaline quartz with purple specular hematite and pyrite.
The ore from this mine has a variety of minerals including sphalerite (sp) galena, chalcopyrite, barite, marcasite and several others.
I forgot to shoot the pre-form.
40x30x8mm
Has some crystaline qtz and pyrite showing in the cab. Also pits in the quartz. Nice colors I thought.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 09:45:13 AM »

My entry for the month. Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks
Mike
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »

Nice material in the running. Just sad that there are so few entries. I have not been around either as my productivity has gone way south and I concentrate on carving now more than anything else.

But, I might have something to enter this month that still conforms to the rules. I bought a (I think serpentine) cab in China last month. Was badly sharpen and drilled to wear, so I started carving one side. If that qualifies, I would like to enter "RISING" here.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2018, 09:53:47 PM »

I was moving thing around in the shop. I call it cleaning and found this piece of sunrise jasper
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2018, 09:54:29 PM »

Preform
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 09:55:19 PM »

Finished cab
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2018, 02:54:43 AM »

Very intense material Jhon.
Surprising how strong the white lines contrast in the polished piece.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2018, 06:49:55 AM »

My entry, from the material I just collected in Montana. 

Montana Agate - slab
Post trim saw
Preform
Post shaping on the grinding wheel
Final cab showing polish
Best photo of cab
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2018, 06:51:24 AM »

Final cab showing polish
Final cab, best photo.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2018, 07:23:45 AM »

Lovely patterns in this montana.
Always like the look of them....
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2018, 11:02:34 AM »

Nice! I'm a fan of Montana agate.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »

Here's my entry for the month.  I'm not sure of the material, it was in a huge pile of slabs at a show a couple weeks ago, and I picked it up for a buck.  Zebra agate??  Is there such a thing?  Anyway, I was feeling creative tonight and here's what I ended up with. 
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2018, 07:39:55 PM »

I think we got a winner here with the "Zebra Agate".
Nicely worked, and personally; like the colour scheme and shape the best thus far.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest August 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2018, 08:04:04 PM »

This is from a Richardsons rock ranch thunder egg  I dug this spring, a nice surprise !
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