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Scottish Agate
« on: April 24, 2019, 09:26:00 AM »

My wife got me bag of agate pebbles as a gift. This one gave me some hassle. I wish I'd photographed it before I started - one size was a bubbly orange mass and the other a jagged pile of red. It was a lot harder than the other stones which wasn't a problem it just took time but three times on the final polish the top of the dome flaked off forcing me all the way back to 400  grit.
Ended up doing 120,400,1000,3000 then 2 and 1 micron cerium oxide - probably more than necessary but I enjoy the process. It's about 5cm on the longest axis.
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 10:27:33 AM »

Very nice!
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"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I might learn how to do it." Pablo Picasso

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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 12:10:08 PM »

That one was worth the work! Excellent!
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2019, 05:03:14 PM »

Excellent. I like seeing agates from there.
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2019, 05:46:18 PM »

That's a beauty!  Thanks for sharing.   :occasion14:
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2019, 09:01:38 PM »

Love the vibrant color!
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 12:25:26 PM »

Gorgeous! Glad you stuck with it.
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 11:06:12 PM »

Definitely worth the time and effort and no little skill at the finish...a stoater m8.
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Re: Scottish Agate
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 03:02:06 PM »

 :thumbsup: What a beauty!
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