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Stone Talk => Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials => Topic started by: rocknroll on July 30, 2009, 03:39:47 pm



Title: fresh from the roof
Post by: rocknroll on July 30, 2009, 03:39:47 pm
   too much fun!



Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: bobby1 on July 30, 2009, 05:03:21 pm
Looks like you're having too much fun on the roof! Great cabs!
Bob


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Taogem on July 30, 2009, 05:18:22 pm
Nice ones !  Always notice your awesome polishing.. Great job !

My favorites are the first lace agate and the very last red Jasper.

The top of your head or forehead have got to be nice and tanned by now !


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: hulagrub on July 30, 2009, 07:10:00 pm
Wonderful!!!!


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: theimage1 on July 30, 2009, 07:11:07 pm
Nice cabs - I also like the backgrounds - bananas?


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Raqy on July 30, 2009, 07:56:34 pm
All very nice.. the first one is my fav.


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: rocknroll on July 30, 2009, 09:34:10 pm
lol////yes...bananas  O0


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Bluesssman on July 30, 2009, 10:26:02 pm
Jon, your cabs are looking fantastic!


Gary


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Mark on July 31, 2009, 05:32:57 am
George is right, your polishing is really exceptional.  You are quickly becoming an exceptional cabber.  Might have to put down the drums and go rocks alone.  But then you would miss hanging out with all the famous musicians, and your bands, and money.  Guess you should keep the day, or night job.  How long do you polish your cabs?  You have one of those Inland machines where you lean over it right?  Do you have something else that you polish with or just use it for everything?  I am curious, because I have a bad back and sometimes it just kills me to stand and bend over my Genie.  I figure that sitting on my butt and leaning over a machine like that would be much easier on bad days or when I grow up, like that will ever happen!  But still, I could see a place in my arsenal of tools for one of those.  Does anyone have experience with both Genie and Inland types of machines?  Is there much difference in the amount of times it takes to finish a cab?

Mark


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Taogem on July 31, 2009, 06:16:28 am
Do you have something else that you polish with or just use it for everything? 

Not sure we can tell him Jon.. Might have to send a hit man to his house once we tell !

Ah....guess we can show the secret weapon polishing pad (http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,1431.msg9215.html#msg9215)  ;D



Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Mark on July 31, 2009, 10:18:50 am
Has anyone checked like Home Depot for the "synthetic squeegee leather"?  I have seen similar stuff, but don't remember the word "leather" in the name.  I have seen plenty of synthetic chamois before.  Is that the same thing or similar?

PO'd at the phone company Mark (my new name)


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Bluesssman on July 31, 2009, 11:45:53 am
George, if I remember correctly, you could not find the product anywhere. Have you found some since??? If you have, please share where as I am interested in trying it...


Gary


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: rocknroll on July 31, 2009, 11:51:00 am
  haha...all good. I'm happy to share. For whatever reason, cerium oxides besides "inland superior polish" didn't work for me with that synthetic pad.
    Mark, i'm working on the 8" inland flat lap start to finish which i sit indian style in front of on the ground...and i wear a big straw hat and flourescent orange sunglasses =)  ..it's been taking me 2-3 hours lately to finish a cab front and even faster since i've downsized my cabs a bit. I've never tried any other machines so i couldn't say where it rates in comparison. But if anybody's thinking of buying one i wouldn't recommend the all-in-wonder model which i purchased. The trim saw is below sub standard, and that's being kind.
  ...i've given a few cabs away, but have yet to sell one, mostly because i get attached when i'm carving them, and 20 bucks for 3 hours work and the price of a slab doesn't make sense for me.
  Though i'm thinking about buying some precious metal clay and fooling around with that.
 ...but for now rocknroll is still paying the bills.
-j


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Taogem on July 31, 2009, 02:17:13 pm
For whatever reason, cerium oxides besides "inland superior polish" didn't work for me with that synthetic pad.
    

Never found the exact same as what you sent, but found a pretty close one.. Ordered 7 from a company in UK.. Took over a month to get them !

I got a bit discouraged with them and have since deleted them from my bookmarks..

I did order up one of these to compare (http://cgi.ebay.com/3M-TYPE-SUPER-PERFORATED-SYNTHETIC-CHAMOIS_W0QQitemZ270135752141QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item3ee55875cd&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14).. It is pretty stiff and have not tried it yet. May be ok though, but probably should not order from them until I have tried it out..

I remember you mentioning the Inland Superior polish.. I can't find it within Inland's site. Can you please send me a link for it ?

I just went and searched my PayPal and found the link for the UK company (http://www.choiceful.com/choiceful-id-18955-Perforated-Synthetic-Chamois-Car-Cloth.html).. These are working great.. I still like the material you sent just a bit better..

I also found these.. (http://cgi.ebay.com/LEATHER-LOOK-SYNTHETIC-CLOTH-WASHING-DRYG-EX-LARGE-AC51_W0QQitemZ200320252771QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item2ea4047b63&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177&_trkparms=240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50) They look pretty darn close to what you sent me. The description says available in all sizes, so not sure what size we get for the 20 bucks.. Hopefully a large !!

Pretty pricey, but sure looks identical to what you sent me.







Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: hulagrub on July 31, 2009, 07:11:54 pm
Very intriguing with synthetic leather. Our first machine was an all-in wonder went thru 4 motors the first. It sits in the garage. Broke down and bought an Ameritool eight inch flat lapping machine, it's only draw back was the constant changing of discs.
Then this past year we did some volunteer work with the disabled, on a donated Genie. and was amazed at the speed you can turn out a cab. We now own a Genie, that is what my wife wanted for our anniversary. Have had troble with softer stones and have wanting to try zam on a double felt pad. An Ameritool dealer showed this at our fall swap last year. Anyway, too many rocks, and not enough hours in the day. Too many fishing lures also.

Dave


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: hulagrub on July 31, 2009, 07:13:59 pm
Also, the first cab. OH MY


Title: Re: fresh from the roof
Post by: Taogem on September 23, 2018, 01:33:28 pm
 haha...all good. I'm happy to share. For whatever reason, cerium oxides besides "inland superior polish" didn't work for me with that synthetic pad.
    Mark, i'm working on the 8" inland flat lap start to finish which i sit indian style in front of on the ground...and i wear a big straw hat and flourescent orange sunglasses =)  ..it's been taking me 2-3 hours lately to finish a cab front and even faster since i've downsized my cabs a bit. I've never tried any other machines so i couldn't say where it rates in comparison. But if anybody's thinking of buying one i wouldn't recommend the all-in-wonder model which i purchased. The trim saw is below sub standard, and that's being kind.
  ...i've given a few cabs away, but have yet to sell one, mostly because i get attached when i'm carving them, and 20 bucks for 3 hours work and the price of a slab doesn't make sense for me.
  Though i'm thinking about buying some precious metal clay and fooling around with that.
 ...but for now rocknroll is still paying the bills.
-j

Jon, do you have a lead on where to buy more of the same synthetic leather ?