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1  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: May 02, 2016, 05:09:46 pm
Check that. I posted it under cabs etc. it was moved to the child board (REALLY), so look there if you want to keep posting
2  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 29, 2016, 05:55:26 pm
John, Looks like this forum is moving. I'm already a member in the other forum same name.
Let's start another topic for our spheres. Ok. I'm just finishing a piece of Redmond onyx I'll post in the cab section...

Sandsave
3  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 25, 2016, 06:56:40 pm
Sounds like a plan, I'll PM you when we head down, it will be later this summer.

Sandsave
4  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 24, 2016, 05:02:51 pm
It's about 5". I'm not sure what type of stone it is for sure, it pretty hard, I'd say a 5 1/2-6. It comes from the Salina Utah area and we are planning to go down later this summer. I'll pick you up a chunk.

Sandsave
5  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 18, 2016, 08:42:22 pm
Honeycomb Onyx, just finished this evening. Quite nice material to work with, nice trade for some Wyoming Jade huh! Didn't take a real high shine,but it's eye candy.

Jay
6  Stone Talk / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: New Utah Rockhound Site? on: April 14, 2016, 04:55:31 am
Mother Nature is mean, I took four people back to the new site. Found nothing to match the few stones I found the first time, some material close but no luck. But I know where to get some jasper and pet wood of different sorts anyway.
7  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 14, 2016, 04:46:39 am
True story Jhon, it's would be tough to do by hand but not impossible.
Here is a Queen stone from the southern Utah area I just finished up. I'm working on a
Honeycomb Onyx right now.
8  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 04, 2016, 05:20:55 am
Same on the Sodalite, I did manage to get 6 -3 1/2" spheres. I don't usually buy anything. Usually self collected or trade for. Here is a Turritella sphere, I got this with a trade for Wyoming Jade.
I probably can two more from this rock, this one is 4"

Jay
9  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: April 03, 2016, 06:52:03 am
That sodalite is great, it's a lot darker than my material I like it. I'm working some Turritella they make great spheres. I'll post when finished.
10  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: March 31, 2016, 05:02:22 pm
I'm a contractor also, my crew averages between 20 to 25. Although I'm at 30 right now. Our commercial side is crazy right now, residential is average.
I went with the Highland Park so I would have extra gear heads and motors. That would inter change with each other. Didn't work out to well, had I known I would have looked around a bit more before buying the Highland Park.

I don't use a bungee I use multiple springs with different tensions so I can adjust. (3 Sets)

Here's a Sodalite I just finished last night
11  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: March 30, 2016, 06:23:52 pm
I traded some electrical work for an old machine partially refurbished don't know the brand name. I used an old barbecue motor and arm to feed the grit. One of the gear motors died and I took the part to a machinist buddy and it was quite expensive to make just one gear. So I bought a Highland Park. There web site showed pic of a machine with the same GE gear motors as my old one. Big mistake all made in China including the motors, but thats another story.
I use diamond cups now and they're worth the money. I've only had to replace the 80 grit so far. I tried the diamond brazing rods but you can't beat the cups.
No real clean up between as your changing cups as you progress. No big mess I have 10" plastic bucket and only splash is when I drop a sphere into it by mistake.
12  Stone Talk / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: New Utah Rockhound Site? on: March 26, 2016, 06:37:30 am
I'm out this weekend, but next Saturday I'm all over it!  I wonder why no one has been digging there. I've been checking around and it's BLM land...
13  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: March 26, 2016, 06:34:27 am
The geode required very little clean up, just flushed out with warm water. I think I'll try a few more to see how they turn out. The preform is almost gone when you start.
Bob that sphere looks like glass it's so clean looking. That's why I was wondering if it was glass.
14  Stone Talk / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Lapis Nevada sphere on: March 24, 2016, 06:01:23 pm
Wow! That is beautiful. so it's glass? I need a couple friends like that!
15  Stone Talk / Rock Hounding Trips, Tips, and Pics / Re: New Rockhound Site on: March 23, 2016, 07:42:03 pm
3rd jasper
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