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241  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Discs, Wheels, Belts, Pads, and Polishing / Adhesive for Sponge Pads on: June 06, 2015, 07:24:17 am
O.K. I am getting the 3M Feathering Disc Adhesive to stick the (flexible) sanding discs to the
backing plates.

I am also putting "sponge pads" between the sanding disc and the backing plate.

I understand the reason for the Feathering adhesive so that when they wear out you
can remove them for replacements.

Do I use the same adhesive to first stick the sponge pad to the backing plate or
can I use a permanent adhesive for those?

I figure I will only be replacing the sanding discs and not the sponge pad or do they
wear out too?

The feathering adhesive is expensive so don't want to have to re-glue the sponge pad
every time I replace the sanding discs if I don't have to.

Yes? No?

James
242  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Anyone See This Before? on: June 06, 2015, 07:04:02 am
found this:

[http://www.ebay.com/itm/6-pcTumbled-CALLIGRAPHY-SCRIPT-STONE-MARIYAM-AAA-101g-FOSSIL-STONE-10-/301560084202?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item463661b6ea I think I've heard it referred to as writing stone. I have a piece, too, and have never been sure what it is.

Debbie K

Finally read the description, it's metaphysical property supposedly enables "channeled writing", hence writing stone.

Thanks!

Went on Google and searched for Elephant Skin Jasper and came up with:

"Another example of misnamed jasper is Elephant Skin Jasper. This stone is actually a combination of shells, sand and other materials compressed together at enormous pressure. Because of the varying degrees of hardness in the stone, it is difficult to give the surface a smooth polish.
Often, the same stone can be known by different names depending on the person who is describing it. In addition to being called Elephant Skin Jasper, this stone is also known as Arabic Script Stone, Miriam Stone, Cobra Stone and Calligraphy Stone".

James
243  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Re: Anyone See This Before? on: June 06, 2015, 06:59:56 am
Here's a couple of more pictures. My camera is not very good. It's an older Kodak (don't think they even make digital cameras anymore).
Need to get a new one with a good macro setting.

James
244  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Mineral Specimens / Anyone See This Before? on: June 06, 2015, 05:43:31 am
Was described by the seller as "Sea Fossil Stones from Asia"

Anyone have another name for it?

Thanks,

James
245  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Scenic Arizona Tigers Eye/ Wild Fire Ridge Cab on: June 05, 2015, 08:09:49 pm
Excellent!

James
246  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Finished this Mexico Lace Agate Today on: June 03, 2015, 02:37:57 pm
Beautiful!

James
247  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: June 02, 2015, 03:19:31 pm
Got the tubing from Amazon. Fits perfect.

This is what I got:

Watts SVIG10 Pre-Cut 1/2-Inch Diameter by 3/8-Inch Clear Vinyl Tubing

(3/8" inside diameter, 1/2" outside diameter)

Plasticized Polyvinyl Chloride has the flexibility of rubber and the clarity of glass. The smooth dense bore maximizes flow and reduces sediment buildup, and handles a wide variety of chemicals, gases and liquids. It is resistant to acids, alkalis and many solvents which makes this tubing an excellent drainage line. It is also certified to NSF 61 section 9 Clean Drinking Water standard.

Posting this here for anyone else who needs to know the tubing size.

James
248  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Hello from a newbie on: June 01, 2015, 12:49:50 pm
Welcome from a another Canadian!  welcome2

Great bunch of people here. Lots of knowledge and experience.

I just started so I am still working out how to use my grinder/polisher.

James
249  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Howdy on: June 01, 2015, 09:03:30 am
Welcome from Canada!  welcome2
 
James
250  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: May 29, 2015, 04:50:03 am
Thanks!

James
251  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: May 28, 2015, 04:10:21 pm
Sorry, so that would be 3/8" inside diameter. Correct?

James
252  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: May 28, 2015, 04:05:33 pm
James, Ameritool says "approximately 3/8".  They also warned to not allow drain hose to clog or kink.  They have had motors ruined by clogged drains allowing water to overfill sump and penetrate motor.  I've heard two "screamers" over the years at shows that got water in the motors and damaged bearings.  The hose is a good idea though, just make sure if water is coming in it also needs to go out.  I think any of the clear or Tygon type vinyl hose sold by the foot at hardware stores would work fine.  A hose clamp could be used if needed to secure but snug fit should work.

Thanks!

I will get clear tubing for sure so I can see the water coming through.

James
253  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: May 27, 2015, 07:04:14 pm
Thanks guys!

John, thought you were going on a trip.

James
254  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Plastic Tubing for My Ameritool Grinder/Polisher on: May 27, 2015, 03:30:30 pm
Hi!

I have ben playing around with my Ameritool grinder/polisher and getting frustrated
at the water outlet cup. It fills up to quick so I want to attach plastic tubing and run it into
a bucket under my table.

Can anyone tell me what size tubing would fit snug and not leak?

Thanks,

James
255  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: Ameritool Assistance Required on: May 20, 2015, 03:12:43 pm
Hi!

Received all my stuff today from JS Gems.  ura
Excellent Service!  yes

Here's what I got:

1 ea.     8" Universal w/ accessories
1 ea.     8" 80 Grit PSA Diamond Top Lap
1 ea.     8" Tech 10 Pad
1 ea.     8" Leather Pad
5 ea.     8" Backing Plate
8 ea.     8" Sponge Pads

Will set it up on the weekend and check it all out.

James  dancer5

P.S. In a couple of months I think I will get the Ameritool 4" Trim saw as well.
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