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Our Lapidary Shop - Work in progress

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« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 03:34:49 pm »

Holy crap, nice set up!
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« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 04:44:02 pm »

WOW!
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« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2011, 07:17:09 pm »

That's 'in progress'? What are you progressing towards? Looks like you already have more equipment than the clubhouse I frequent!

I am impressed that you managed to accumulate all that in just 4 years. I feel like I am running waaaaay behind...
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« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 09:22:14 pm »

Everyone is welcome to come over and play.

 Yeah my wife says I go overboard on everything. I started with 6" machines and over time have upgraded to 8" machines. It took months of buying every expandable 8" wheel I could find (used of coarse) because I needed the larger wheels (one brand of expandable wheel is smaller and the belts tend to need to be centered when the machine first starts) to not have to try and "center" a bunch of belts at one time.

 The faceting machine is in the house in the "craft" room where my wife can be found most of the time.She won't let me take any pictures in there yet. lol

 Lapidary has been a true blessing for me in so many ways and I want to experience every aspect of it.

 My latest quest is learning to polish flats (Reason for the flat laps).
I know a few lapidaries that swear by dry grinding flats but I want to learn how to do them on the flat laps.

 This is the first time that I have actually had all the machines in one place and running (most were stored in my back yard waiting for the move).

 I appreciate all the nice comments and will post the craft room when I get the bosses OK.
 yippie

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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 11:38:35 pm »

Harold that is all most too much.

Your addiction runs deep. Machinery and stones.

Please show us the results when you get time.

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« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2011, 07:40:35 am »

HA HA! Showed my DH your photos, told him "And you think I have a lot of equipment???"

I am jealous!
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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 11:59:36 pm »

daaaa, where's the bandsaw!!!!!!!????????


very nice..........

roy
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2011, 04:19:07 pm »

LOL!!  That's totally great!  I thought we had lots of equipment!  Love it!!  :)
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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2011, 04:50:01 pm »


I would go broke buying all the oil for those saws.....but I would enjoy every minute of it.  How many and what sizes are your saws?

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« Reply #24 on: January 02, 2012, 02:37:04 pm »

Hi Roy,

The bandsaw is in my opinion a wire saw but they call it a bandsaw.
www.ColorQuestLapidary.com/Photos/OUR SHOP/band saw1.jpg
and
www.ColorQuestLapidary.com/Photos/OUR SHOP/band saw2.jpg

@ Rockoteer

I have the following saws,
1 - 4" Hi Tech
1 - 6" Hi Tech
1 - 6" HP (I think)
1 - 12" Nelson (my workhorse)
1 - 16" HP
1 - 16" Royal (not in pics)
1 - 18" Loretone
1 - 24" HP

Thanks Harold
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« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2012, 04:58:34 pm »


tks Harold 

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« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2012, 10:30:52 pm »

 Wow that is amazing.   iamjealous    Like my dream setup. I bet you got $30,000+ in all that stuff. Now I know who can slab up some of my Hickoryite. You slab 20 pounds and I give you 20 pounds.
Well sounded good to me.   saved2

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2012, 10:38:59 pm »

Yep I do believe you are a addict !
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2012, 09:19:21 pm »

Wow, what a shop to aspire to!!

 When you look up rock addiction in the dictionary - it shows a picture of your shop Lol
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2012, 01:56:56 pm »

Wow, what a set-up! One for me to dream about, for sure!
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