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 1 
 on: May 10, 2019, 03:16:45 am 
Started by mick B - Last post by mick B
Thanks for the great reply's, I just need some inspiration to keep doing this. 

 2 
 on: May 09, 2019, 10:46:36 pm 
Started by mick B - Last post by Jacob
How cool is that  ura

 3 
 on: May 09, 2019, 10:44:11 pm 
Started by mick B - Last post by Crystal
Well done  dancer5  You deserve it  shemademe

 4 
 on: May 09, 2019, 10:42:46 pm 
Started by mick B - Last post by Taogem
Awesome and big congratulations !!  yes

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 on: May 08, 2019, 11:30:30 pm 
Started by mick B - Last post by mick B
Thanks, sorry for the late reply, my carving did take out the carving section outright against all carving mediums, my interest lately in lapidary has somewhat declined, this is the 5th time I have one this, I was wanting to enter our bi annual international opal awards in Lightning Ridge this year but all the opal I have purchase has turned out to be very expensive garbage, so it won,t be happening.

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 on: April 14, 2019, 06:02:13 am 
Started by jyanna - Last post by southerly
Looks good, nice work.

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 on: March 29, 2019, 09:41:32 am 
Started by jyanna - Last post by bobby1
There is a medium green wax that is great. Been using it successfully for decades. Don't keep your dop pot turned on for a long time. It just sits there boiling off the important volatiles that make dop wax sticky and useful. Always thoroughly clean off all polishing residue before dipping the stick into the fluid wax in the pot. Use an alcohol lamp to heat the dopped stone and wax up more. The dop pot doesn't get the stone hot enough to ensure good adhesion. If you go to your cold shop in the morning to start working on a dopped stone heat it up with the alcohol lamp before you start. Having the dopped stone in the cold shop overnight is just like having it in the freezer to remove the stone from the dop stick.
Bob

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 on: March 29, 2019, 05:41:13 am 
Started by jyanna - Last post by jyanna
Thanks!

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 on: March 28, 2019, 06:28:00 pm 
Started by jyanna - Last post by Taogem
Like Bob said... The one kind of green is hard to melt.

Your not doing anything wrong...  Try the regular red will fix ya up .

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 on: March 28, 2019, 10:06:21 am 
Started by jyanna - Last post by bobby1
There is a very light green dop wax that is absolute junk. It never really melts and flows.
Bob

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