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Outrageous Cab Contest September/December 2019
« on: September 01, 2019, 11:59:57 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 September 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 04:23:30 PM »

 Maury mountain moss agate from an open to the public free dig site about 30 miles SE. of Prineville Oregon. 44x50 mm.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 06:44:11 PM »

Nice!  Way to start of the new contest.  Thanks!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/October 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2019, 05:38:41 AM »

Extending  the contest another month.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/October 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 05:55:20 PM »

I'll throw my hat in the ring with this one...Its a free-form elongated teardrop made from flame agate. I got it in a box of rocks, so I'm not sure of the origin. Not as good as I had hoped, but they never are...
It's 20 mm at the widest point, and 50 mm long.

Best,
Walt
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/October 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 06:21:29 PM »

I'll throw my hat in the ring with this one...Its a free-form elongated teardrop made from flame agate. I got it in a box of rocks, so I'm not sure of the origin. Not as good as I had hoped, but they never are...
It's 20 mm at the widest point, and 50 mm long.

Best,
Walt

Nice one Walt! Looks like Cady Mt. material. I had one that I could not identify and the kind folks here id'ed it for me.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/October 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 07:22:41 AM »

Thanks for the info and kind words...

Best,
Walt
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/October 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 05:46:59 PM »

Gonna extend the contest for another month.  Hopefully we can get a few more entries in.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 10:14:49 PM »

Very good entrys, a yin yang with a twist, a double mobius, its South Australian black nephrite jade and imperial rhodonite from my region, very challenging piece.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 07:52:55 AM »

That's incredible....has my vote!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2019, 09:34:15 PM »

Beautiful!
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2019, 10:22:04 PM »

Thanks, a commission piece along with another I cut a few weeks back, both the jade and rhodonite are around the same hardness 6.5, but the Cowell South Aust jade was heaps slower to sand and carve.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 06:04:04 AM »

 :WHOAL:
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2019, 01:12:47 PM »

Yeppers truly stunning stone.
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Re: Outrageous Cab Contest September/November 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2019, 11:03:48 PM »

Thanks Robin & Steve, I have one more to make for the order, the slowest process is lapping both stones together for a perfect fit, I simply used diamond grit with oil but this one was so slow, I may get a diamond plated block made to the shape to lap them back.
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