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1  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Can this be used for lapidary? on: February 23, 2016, 06:07:06 pm
Nope...LOL
Vacuum stabilizing/heat curing.
But how long to cook a potato?
2  The Gathering / Our Place / Can this be used for lapidary? on: February 23, 2016, 02:13:59 pm
dental speed autoclave
3  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Anyone else see this Awesome NOVA show? on: February 23, 2016, 09:13:59 am
Yes, it was awesome.

Right...now I understand a little more about what my good friend, Frank, has been telling me for years.
4  The Gathering / Our Place / Anyone else see this Awesome NOVA show? on: February 23, 2016, 08:28:03 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2xeB5OKVt0
5  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Can anyone tell me what this motor would be good for? on: February 20, 2016, 10:57:33 pm
Please make sure to plug it into a GFI if you're going to use it as a point-carver, as I enjoy reading your posts! I have one of these myself and haven't done anything with it yet.

Debbie

Thank you....All my rock machines are GFI'd~
6  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Can anyone tell me what this motor would be good for? on: February 20, 2016, 02:10:07 pm
I just got the motor today.
Very Cool...115V, fully reversible direction by toggle switch, and variable speed with my ebay electronic variable speed control unit.


7  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: How to decide on applying epoxies/super glue or opticon as a possible option on: February 18, 2016, 04:35:47 pm
Anyone ever use Bond-Optic sold by Highland Park?
http://www.hplapidary.com/p/968/bond-optic-epoxy-kit
8  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Can anyone tell me what this motor would be good for? on: February 15, 2016, 12:01:23 pm
Cool...I'm getting it for $3 on an online auction
9  The Gathering / Our Place / Re: Can anyone tell me what this motor would be good for? on: February 15, 2016, 07:25:27 am
Chuck instead of pulley

"?...please explain~
10  The Gathering / Our Place / Can anyone tell me what this motor would be good for? on: February 15, 2016, 06:31:50 am
?
11  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Re: Anyone have a handle on cutting Lapis? on: February 12, 2016, 04:18:09 pm
Because it doesn't work as well.

gotcha...that's the only polishing powder I have presently.
I'll get a better one.
Which is a good all around one for most materials?
12  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Re: Anyone have a handle on cutting Lapis? on: February 12, 2016, 03:42:27 am
Don't use Cerium Oxide for lapis.

Thank you....Why is that?
13  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Re: Anyone have a handle on cutting Lapis? on: February 09, 2016, 06:50:38 am
Thank you~
Were those diamond flat laps, or wheels, please.
14  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Anyone have a handle on cutting Lapis? on: February 08, 2016, 02:59:32 pm
I stayed up late last night to get a couple small pieces of Lapis "dirt cheap" ($3.25 with free shipping)
I actually was wanting pyrite...but it was too expensive...so much for "Fool's Gold", eh?  lol
I found lapis that had it in it.

So, how can you get the "best" shine on the lapis?  (dare I say, polish?) dunno

I found this...but can anyone add to it, please?
"Lapis is easy to cut, but takes a little extra work to get a good polish. We've found this material takes a reasonably good polish with tin oxide or diamond, followed with green rouge (Zam is a brand name for green rouge)."

thank you~
15  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Newest Obsidian Cab on: February 04, 2016, 12:43:12 pm
It is a solid piece of Obsidian without any backing or such. It is a little thicker than I usually cut this material but the clear area had enough transparency for it to show well.
Bob

Very Cool~
The pale color in the transparent areas must be affected by the nearby opaque coloration reflecting off the background.
Really neat~~
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