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Ocean jasper from KCC and rhodonite toki

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« on: January 30, 2015, 12:19:03 am »

A while ago I got a few wonderful slabs of OJ (the first OJ I have ever scene) for participating in the KCC. I wish to thank the sender very much and hope I did justice to them in my first go at intarsia. The border black amphibole (West Aust Black jade) from Western Australia. It is double sided with a different OJ on each side.









I also made a intarsia toki using some very good quality Tamworth rhodonite and black nephrite jade from South Australia.





And showing off the polish..



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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2015, 08:00:16 am »

I bow to thee!   dancer5
Those are just amazingly gorgeous!  The black Jade accentuates the patterns in the Ocean Jasper so nicely and makes the red of the Rhodonite just pop!  Wow!   yes
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2015, 08:16:26 am »

Oh my my my, how you do rock on:)
Are the pendants slightly curved down on the sides? Or it that just an optical illusion:)
I have always liked the look of more than one stone together. I have all my rough bagged with two or three others that I thought would go together.
You, Sir, are an inspiration:)
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 09:47:13 am »

Oh my my my, how you do rock on:)
Are the pendants slightly curved down on the sides? Or it that just an optical illusion:)
I have always liked the look of more than one stone together. I have all my rough bagged with two or three others that I thought would go together.
You, Sir, are an inspiration:)

Thanks, the sides are dead straight on both. The rhodonite has a blunt knife edge girdle. The Oj sides are straight but rolled so the flat top and bottom describe an ellipse.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 04:01:14 pm »

These are beautiful! What do you use to bond them?

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2015, 08:59:33 pm »

Gorgeous!!!  I saw your last one on Facebook.  I hit the "like" button because it was SO AMAZING  yes yes yes  I didn't realize that was you, lol!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 09:01:18 am »

you did the ocean jasper justice.  We must be on the same wave length.  I am currently working on a intarsia piece using black jade, BC jade and spinel.  Hope it turns out half as nice as yours.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 04:17:46 am »

These are beautiful! What do you use to bond them?

-Jeremy

Jeremy I use epoxy 330 to join them and flat lap them to either 240 of 600 depending on how fine I want the joint. If the join is going to take a lot of force I key a few divots with a small ball bur on the Dremel

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I look forward to seeing it Helene your work is also so creative and balanced.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2015, 08:51:02 am »

Your stones are amazing :) I love what you did with the ocean jasper...but my favorite is that glowy, yummy, rhodonite and black. It's just beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2015, 12:43:41 pm »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2015, 04:31:38 pm »

Awesome combinations, nicely executed.
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 12:36:53 pm »

the combos are awesome
nice work
can I ask
I noticed a clamp of some kind blue and yellow
can you tell me what you use
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2016, 02:48:43 am »

Irvine or Irving clamps, they are plastic which a metal spine and slide along the spine, easy to tension, I have gluded a hard foam to the face of the clamps mostly to stop the job slipping once tensioned.

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2016, 07:19:32 am »

I think these are them?

http://www.irwin.com/tools/browse/clamps
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