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31  Creative Stone Works / Moderator, Michael Hoover / Beadmaking, Drilling, and Beading / Tutorials / Re: Hillquist Gem Drill. on: May 19, 2015, 10:08:32 pm
Isn't that the one that oscilates up and down?

Tony
32  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Re: end switch on: April 05, 2015, 08:36:20 pm
For an auto shut off?
I have been using a regular light switch with the long throw cover, works well.
Home Depot has all of it for about 9 bucks.


Tony
33  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Discs, Wheels, Belts, Pads, and Polishing / Re: lortone arbor shaft stopped spinning- ahhh! on: April 05, 2015, 08:31:23 pm
Check the set screws in your pulleys.

Tony
34  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: A forum friend can use your prayers on: April 05, 2015, 10:10:01 am
Consider it done.
Hope all turns out well.

Tony
35  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Discs, Wheels, Belts, Pads, and Polishing / Re: How much ought an expandable drum vibrate? on: March 30, 2015, 05:40:22 pm
Check and make sure you dont have cracked or broken vanes on the drum, when they get old or stored improperly they can develop cracks in the vanes that allow it to expand and it might not expand uniformly.
If it is cracked or broken you will need to replace it.

Tony
36  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Happy Birthday Catmandew on: March 12, 2015, 10:27:01 am
Thanks everyone!
Had a good day...............Tony
37  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: Update: bought a Lortone ST-10 (or LS-10?) slab saw - advice needed! on: March 08, 2015, 08:51:09 pm
Take the wrap off the coil on the motor and check for a broken wire in there, that is usually the problem, solder it back together and rewrap the coil, that should fix it.

Nice find!

Tony
38  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: Looking at a Lortone ST-10 slab saw tomorrow - advice needed! on: March 08, 2015, 09:59:19 am
That is a decent price, if you decide you don't want it then pick it up for me and I will send you the money.

Tony
39  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Uh oh - My Maury Mountain Moss arrived on: February 28, 2015, 06:47:39 pm
Nice Moss!
I can slab it for you if you want, I can do it for a fee or for part of the slabs, whichever works better for you. You would have to send them to me and then after it is done I will send them back.
If you want them cut a certain way mark it on the stone with a marker.

Have a great day..............Tony
40  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: Going to Wiley's Well...advice/experiences? on: February 15, 2015, 10:27:49 pm
That slide show is as cool as coprolite!
41  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: Going to Wiley's Well...advice/experiences? on: February 13, 2015, 10:25:05 pm
I was out there a few days ago, the pay to dig fire agate site looks to have been abandoned. We didn't find much fire agate there but did find a bunch on the way back out near the camping areas, we were looking for the desert roses and didn't find any but did find some fire agates.

Fun area................Tony
42  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Identification Inquiries / Re: Some Morrisonite? on: February 04, 2015, 07:50:17 am
I am about 90% on the Brace Ranch ident, I have sold it for years on my website as Green Owyhee.

Quite a few years ago the Brace Ranch (Idaho) would let rock clubs come onto the ranch and dig rocks for one day a year. One old timer was somehow related and could get access whenever he wanted and he and a friend dug up tons of the stuff and piled it in his back yard.
The ranch switched hands and they stopped letting people come dig so pretty much what the old  timer dug and what the rock clubs dug for the years they were allowed on the ranch are what is available.

You have a few  very nice pieces there.
Nice find...........Tony
43  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Identification Inquiries / Re: I just don't know about this one. on: February 02, 2015, 05:47:24 pm
I would go with Morrisonite also.

Tony
44  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Identification Inquiries / Re: Some Morrisonite? on: February 02, 2015, 05:41:05 pm
Looks like good Brace Ranch jasper to me, a picture of the outside rind would help.

Tony
45  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Rainbow Obisdian on: January 26, 2015, 10:10:56 pm
Looks like rainbow to me.
Cut it 5 to 15 degrees parallel to the lines, you should find it somewhere in there.
You can cut exactly parallel to the lines if you want a catseye effect, or you can try for parallel and you will probably be off just enough to get some good color.

Tony
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