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61  The Gathering / Shows and Events / Re: BBQ at Tony's Booth, Quartzite 2015 on: December 01, 2014, 04:49:11 pm
Oh I love cookies!

I will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs.

We need buns, condiments, dinnerware,  salad (green, potato, macaroni, whatever you want to bring), beans, chips, a dish of whatever you are famous for and then  dessert, dessert and then another desert.
Bring your own drinks.

It keeps getting closer and closer!

Tony
62  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Would you cut this stone or leave it whole? on: November 22, 2014, 09:52:02 am
slab up half of it, keep half for display.
You can have both worlds!

Tony
63  The Gathering / Shows and Events / Re: The Official Quartzite 2015 Thread! on: November 18, 2014, 02:13:29 pm
LOL

Sorry to hear Alvin. Hope your wife comes through before we head home.

Looking forward to meeting you Helene, that is so cool!

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Tony
64  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Can't get my flat lap back together....... on: November 15, 2014, 09:28:36 pm
I have one out in the carport, I can go look tomorrow and see.

Tony
65  The Gathering / Shows and Events / Re: The Official Quartzite 2015 Thread! on: November 14, 2014, 06:10:00 pm
Even you Jason!
66  The Gathering / Shows and Events / Re: The Official Quartzite 2015 Thread! on: November 13, 2014, 10:04:07 pm
Desert Gardens spaces A22 and B22.
I will be there all of Jan and part of Feb.

We will have a BBQ at my booth the evening of Jan 24th (the saturday of the Pow-wow weekend) and everyone who is in the area is invited.

See ya there................Tony
67  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: Slab Grabber on: October 27, 2014, 09:22:21 pm
I use slab grabbers all the time. I like that I can put it in a grabber and then orient the grabber to get different angles on the stone. Invaluable with material like Labradorite, rainbow obsidian and  some Pietersite.

Nice design Ernie!



Tony
68  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from Portland Oregon on: October 26, 2014, 09:17:14 pm
Welcome!

Tony
69  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: 2015 rockhounding trip on: October 26, 2014, 02:15:16 pm
Graveyard Point and the Owyhee jasper areas are always a good time. You should be able to hit them on the way to or from Bend.

Tony
70  Creative Stone Works / Moderator, Michael Hoover / Intarsias / Commesso, and Composite Type Cabs / Tutorials / Re: Quartz Star on: October 21, 2014, 01:59:47 pm
WOW!
I am beyond impressed!
How long did that take you to make?

Thanks for sharing that with us Garry...................Tony
71  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from Minnesota on: October 20, 2014, 01:04:30 am
Welcome Kelly!


Tony
72  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Rough on the bench and slabs off the saw (general minerals board) / Re: Fresh Royal Sahara Jasper cuts on: October 19, 2014, 08:22:25 pm
Some nice cuts there.

As to the chips in each one.
These are river rocks from an area of the Sahara Desert, some river rocks have pattern in them and some do not. They chip every one to see if it is a keeper or a chucker, the keepers go in one pile and the plain ones go into another pile. Helps keep the cost of shipping down by not shipping junk.
They hire local people to help them sort the material. George and Janet do small chips with a rock hammer so as not to loose as much material, they have given a rock hammer to each worker, but the locals don't like the hammers and always end up going back to smashing 2 rocks together which usually ends up  with much bigger chips being broken off.

Looking forward to seeing what you make with your cuts.

Tony
73  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: star diamond ts-10 slab saw AUTOFEED MOTOR HELP! PLEASE! on: October 16, 2014, 10:02:14 am
Try this one

http://www.surpluscenter.com/Brands/SPG-Co/6-5-RPM-115-VAC-GEARMOTOR-2051746-5-1770.axd


Tony
74  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: star diamond ts-10 slab saw AUTOFEED MOTOR HELP! PLEASE! on: October 16, 2014, 09:18:54 am
Sometimes you can solder the wires back together and get it to work again.
If not then the gear motor you found on supluscenter is the right type but the wrong rpm.
Most of those motors are running at 4 to 8 rpm, depending on your clutch or slip system.
I am guessing yours uses a belt and a spring to keep tension on the belt, the strength of the spring will determine when it starts to slip and keep it from over driving your rough and binding the saw.

try a search for a gear motor that is running 4 or 5 rpm, you should be able to find one.
If not you can get a lortone gear motor but they really like them, I would check other sources first.

Good luck.......................Tony
75  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Slab Saws, Trim Saws, Blades & Lubricants For Both / General Operating / Re: COMMENTS ON SAWS NEEDED! on: October 09, 2014, 03:20:24 pm
That is a GREAT IDEA on how to fix that!

Thanks for showing us Don!

Tony
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