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RegisG
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« on: May 24, 2013, 07:33:45 pm »

Got to wat those cleavage better.....  headbang118



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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 09:21:44 pm »

That's still re-workable........  hide
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 09:22:50 pm »

That's rude!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 07:46:46 am »

How heartbreaking! I hate when this happens when I carve, it always waits until you're almost finished to break!

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 08:21:56 am »

you've put a lot of time into it even at this point so it's a real shame to see it wasted and have to reshape the whole thing :<((
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 08:28:05 am »

Ouch.......very unfortunate.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2013, 08:44:45 am »

Thanks all.  On to new piece of rough. This was a facinating design, Tucson Retro Hexagon by Robert Strickland.   Saw one that one of our guild members cut and was quite amazing.   I'll inspect and orient the next one better.

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2013, 02:53:47 pm »

That is so sad  saved5

Hate it when things like that happen.  For me it's always on the polish wheel when working cabs and the darn thing goes flying out of my hands and hits the concrete.
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2013, 03:36:10 pm »

Is it in way salvageable? dunno
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2013, 03:41:07 pm »

Is it in way salvageable? dunno

No, I don't think so because it was going to be about 6mm.  Because it is so obviously broke, I might actually finish the table and make a setting to put it in as an oddity, conversation item. 

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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 09:36:42 am »

Oh my! Was the cleavage almost vertical? You still haven't mentioned what material..?
Perhaps someone has a suggestion to help.
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 10:02:51 am »

Willie,
That was some old inexpensive topaz that I had from early 90's.  Good to use to try on new cuts.  Teach me to inspect better and look for internal flaws and orient correct. I think it actually had internal crack and it was not a cleavage break.   

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 10:54:26 am »

Going to shows it's easy to miss flaws.  I find hunting rough can be fun, but buying faceting rough stressful. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 11:15:45 am »

Going to shows it's easy to miss flaws.  I find hunting rough can be fun, but buying faceting rough stressful. 

Streesfull, yep, can have some freightening price tags for hobbiest!  Bought some one guy was selling at our Guild yesterday afternoon: ran from $1 - $6 a carat for what I bought.  Even at those prices, it is important to inspect close.  Soon I'll post some Juniper Ridge opal and what should be a really cool sunstone.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 03:30:49 pm »

Going to shows it's easy to miss flaws.  I find hunting rough can be fun, but buying faceting rough stressful. 

Streesfull, yep, can have some freightening price tags for hobbiest!  Bought some one guy was selling at our Guild yesterday afternoon: ran from $1 - $6 a carat for what I bought.  Even at those prices, it is important to inspect close.  Soon I'll post some Juniper Ridge opal and what should be a really cool sunstone.
RG

I really don't find it stressful, well rarely..
You just need to find someone who is reliable.

These days, though, I find myself buying parcels and sorting out the good stuff myself.
I think, though, for the hobbyist it might be less stressful to buy single pieces or smaller parcels of good quality.. Leads to less frustration IMO.

Perhaps we should put up a thread on reliable sellers? Or PM me. I know a couple. yes

Looking forward to that sunstone, I'm planning on getting myself some!
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 09:03:51 pm »

Sunstone, some pretty amazing stuff.  Have you cut some before? 

Buying rough from honest sellers is good to know, especaily if you are buying through the mail, sight unseen. 
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