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tom65sm
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« on: February 13, 2014, 12:46:30 pm »

What do you mean in step 8 "clean up edges in flat lap???  I really wish to learn of making pieces or art from the raw materials. Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 02:22:34 pm »

 Are you referring to a previous post?
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 02:30:55 pm »

My guess is ,and it's just a guess, you straighten the edges with the flat lap so they fit snuggly together.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 02:24:13 pm »

My guess also, clean up the fit of adjoining other pieces and parts. Clean up any inaccurate grinding ,  chipped edges etc.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 12:47:11 pm »

Please tell us where you read that, and we can help you.
Without that, we are just guessing in the dark, OK?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2014, 03:18:46 pm »

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Go back to the post you were reading, then click on the 'Quote' up at the top right, then key in your question.
Hope this helps.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2014, 03:46:15 pm »

http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,1937.0.html

I think this is the post he's referring to.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 01:09:42 pm »

Assuming kennyg listed the right post (which looks correct to me too), you'll notice in step 7 it says, " trim off extra black jade and glue to thin black jade backing".  That means in step 8 there will be some of that thin black jade backing protruding from the edges of the composite cab, so you need to grind those off ("clean up") with a flat lap.  I've found that a regular drum-type grinding wheel (like a Galaxy) works just fine for this step too if you don't have a flat lap.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 02:44:06 pm »

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Wow how wonderful this site is I have never felt so welcome!!!
I sincerely hope to nag you all to distraction. Thanks ever so much for the wonderful welcom . ura12e.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 03:04:20 pm »

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Wow how wonderful this site is I have never felt so welcome!!!
I sincerely hope to nag you all to distraction. Thanks ever so much for the wonderful welcom . ura12e.
Right, this is the friendliest most active lapidary forum around. The knowledgible folks here have been very kind in helping me along in learning....and very quickly in responding.
I love it too....Ask Away, friend!!
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 04:16:14 pm »

I agree it is the nicest forum I found! Member very nice, sharing and answering all the question that can be asked!
I wish we could find more forum like this one. I recommended it to the member of my club , but usually they are not very fluent in English so it is not easy for them!
Sharing is very important! Here in New Caledonia, they don't understand that, and always keep all for themselves! A pity!
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 03:25:28 pm »

I agree it is the nicest forum I found! Member very nice, sharing and answering all the question that can be asked!
I wish we could find more forum like this one. I recommended it to the member of my club , but usually they are not very fluent in English so it is not easy for them!
Sharing is very important! Here in New Caledonia, they don't understand that, and always keep all for themselves! A pity!

The Rock Tumbling Hoddy for is nice too, and has many of the same members, but this one is Far and Away the most active....That is very important!!
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