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Killer Cab Contest July 2014

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« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2014, 05:31:31 pm »

Weird stuff but pretty RR, nice symetry on the cab too. Are you going to post a glossy??? :)
Thanks, it looked glossey to me after the six pack i finished ,lol. I can send you one in poster size. saved2
ok... i added one in.
It was too early for me before but now I see what you mean; kind of misty looking too; or is that my eyes going out of focus, now I see three of them LOL
Nice limestone Domdeslagon yes
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2014, 07:04:56 pm »

Your prizes you are competing for courtesy of Tony (Catmandew) of Idaho Rock Shop!

A slab of pink Willow Creek, Succor Creek, and Wyoming Dendritic!

So y'all have something to compete for!

Many thanks to Tony!


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« Reply #32 on: July 14, 2014, 08:36:44 pm »

The last two entries are awesome. Limestone took a great polish.
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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2014, 10:18:21 pm »

Too much fun in the sand pit, had to join in.

I thought I would attempt to follow the origional cabs with a scene.

My scene is a big picture, that of the night sky as maybe seen by a astronomer.
Galaxies, black holes and dark matter.

Galaxy Agate from Agate Creek
This material can be obtained from near the creek at the entrance to the Safari Camp.
It is the host basalt and tiny agates.


Pre form.


In winter sun light


Under a lamp


Thanks for looking folks.
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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2014, 10:37:06 pm »

Good job on a hard material to work with yes even your basalt is colourfull LOL all I can find is clear vesicules.
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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2014, 12:19:11 am »

Those are both pretty cool boys! yes
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« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2014, 09:36:42 pm »

Oo these are some rippers.
Hey Rock, looks like your cab is having a good laugh.

Oo that's another new one to me Allen, cute material.
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2014, 12:31:00 am »

See my edited post above, we have prizes now! yes
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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2014, 01:43:25 am »

I see it now Hoose.
Thanks Tony, thats kind of ya to do that for this contest.
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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2014, 10:51:06 am »

I see it now Hoose.
Thanks Tony, thats kind of ya to do that for this contest.

With the box I have here from Tony I have enough for prizes for the rest of the year for the KCC and the KJC.   ura yippie yes dancer5
So I should be able to post photos for every contest now of what y'all are battling for.  ura
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« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2014, 09:17:18 am »

My entry this month, completed yesterday.  Noreena Jasper.  Had trouble getting a good polish.  Tried cerium oxide, tin oxide, Zam, then Linde A.  Finally decided Linde A did a decent job. 

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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2014, 09:19:32 am »

Some of the final photos, not sure which is the best. 


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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2014, 10:46:55 am »

Great cab, Greg!  I like the shape and the patterns you selected.
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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2014, 02:23:50 pm »

I love the way we can see the 'picture' in the whole slab. yes

That's something I'm having problems with. hide

I love to see the cool 'picture' or shapes in the finished cabs......but I'm not real comfortable figuring out how to find them. dunno

Especially when some of the things you see on the surface, disappear as you cut and grind and sand and polish.....and other things show up out of 'nowhere' bricks

Any tips??  help
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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2014, 04:31:01 pm »



I love to see the cool 'picture' or shapes in the finished cabs......but I'm not real comfortable figuring out how to find them. dunno

Especially when some of the things you see on the surface, disappear as you cut and grind and sand and polish.....and other things show up out of 'nowhere' bricks

Any tips??  help

That's a tough call. Sometimes once you start cabbing it just changes on you. It's a crapshoot. Go with the flow and don't have expectations. I think if you like what you see you minimize the dome so it does not change too much.  I was cabbing a piece of Morrisonite, and was seeing a Phoenix fighting a dragon. When I was done the Phoenix was gone, and the dragon had morphed into a mutated seashorse with bug eyes!
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