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1  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / I don't get it. What happened between 2015 and now? on: February 14, 2022, 08:32:35 pm
There are nearly no posts dated 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021. I don't understand why this is. Could somebody please let me know?
2  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: A New Cover For My Polishing Wheel on: February 09, 2022, 08:06:21 pm
Thank you so much for sharing.
It's important to see what other people are doing, especially unusual solutions.
3  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Is there a good way to remove super glue from cab backs? on: February 03, 2022, 11:38:00 am
I learned lapidary work recently from an old man who taught me to crazyglue preform cabs to drywall screws which then screw into wooden handles.
And this works great about 80 percent of the time.
Sometimes however the cabs separate from the screw heads.
But that's not the problem.
He then taught us to torch the screw to release it from the glue.
Works great.
But the scraping off of the residual crazy glue from the cab using a chisel xacto blade sometimes causes me to crack the cab.
I have tried acetone but it seems to just make a horribly sticky mess.
Anyone have suggestions? Thanks.
I appreciate all of you contributors to this excellent forum.
4  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Frequently Used Lapidary Terms on: February 03, 2022, 11:31:49 am
I am new here and amazed and inspired and appreciative of you sharing your amazing work and knowledge. Thank you so much.
5  Stone Talk / Moderator, Hummingbirdstones ( Robin ) / Share Our Finished Cabochons and General Cabbing Questions / Tutorials / Re: Plume Agate Doublet - How It Was Done on: February 02, 2022, 10:30:44 pm
I'm new here, and to lapidary work. But I know breathtaking work when I see it. The work you've demonstrated here is stunning. And inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing your secrets so willingly and generously. You give us something to aspire to.
6  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Highland Park EZY-LAP instructions, please? on: February 02, 2022, 05:08:57 pm
Bought a Highland Park 10-inch saw in a custom cabinet at an estate sale, and it came with a free Highland Park EZY-LAP flat lap. It works, apparently, but I don't know a thing about it.
And can't seem to find much on the internets.
Wondering if anybody here knows about this machine, and how to put it to work.
Wish I knew how to post pictures here.
Thanks in advance if you can help me get this thing working.
Best,
Rich
7  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Cabbing And Grooving Machines.. Projects / New and Used Reviews / Re: slab to big, cure for 6 inch trim saw on: February 02, 2022, 04:51:47 pm
Brilliant solution.
Thanks for sharing.d
8  Lapidary Shop / Moderator, Catmandewe ( Tony ) / Miscellaneous Shop Talk / Re: B&I Gem Maker making a bad sound on: February 02, 2022, 04:45:25 pm
I have one of these, but it's branded CRAFTSMAN. Shaft does not turn. Don't have time to fix. I'd be happy to sell it. Is there a place on this forum to sell machines? Thanks. I'm new here.
9  The Gathering / Introductions / Re: Help on: February 02, 2022, 02:29:20 pm
mdholt716, I'm new here, but the more pictures you post, the more likely you'll get help.
You might get better help locally by contacting local rockhound clubs, or rock shops.
But you might get help here as well.

Also, where are you located?

Thanks.

10  The Gathering / Introductions / Hi. I'm fairly new to this. But rebuilding machines and making mud. on: February 02, 2022, 02:26:03 pm

Hi, my name is Rich,  but you can call me Santa Fe, because I live in Santa Fe New Mexico, USA.

In September I took a class in Lapidary at Meltdown Studios in Albuquerque.
I was pretty much coerced into it by my sweetheart Mary.
It changed my life. It suddenly made all the goofy rockhounding I've been doing for years make sense.
I started driving to Albuquerque one or two times a week to use their cabbing machines.
But it's a 100 mile roundtrip, and that gets old.
I also found an old 10-inch Highland Park trim saw in the dumpster behind the studio.
Which I rebuilt and put new bearings in. And repainted.
I've also found some other Highland Park trim and slab saws, as well as a Highland Park A-50 lapidary machine that I've just finished rebuilding.
Can't wait to start making mud in my garage, but the temperature is very cold, so I haven't.
Anyway, i just wanted to introduce myself, and say hello.
Best,
Rich, aka Santa Fe Gem Guy
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