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Killer Cab Contest August 2014

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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2014, 05:39:03 pm »

OK, I missed last month but I'm in this month.
This month it is a lace agate with a small druzy pocket.

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 10:24:25 pm »

I has been a while since I entered the KCC.  This cab was made from a nice slab of Dry Head Agate that I got back in January.  I just got around to cuting an cab from it today.  This material is so beautiful it is a wonder that i never got around to working with it until now.  I guess I should check my stash box more often LOL
I took the picture of the slab back in January when I got it.  Please exuse me for not taking a picture of the preform as I forgot to take my camera with me to the shop.
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The finished cab with and without flash.  Daylight picture to follow





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picture showing relfection

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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 11:16:02 pm »

you sure can tell where in the slab it came from :) I hope you get more than that cab out of the slab because it sure is nice looking material yes
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2014, 11:40:14 am »



I'm back in again this month with a cab of Australian Rhodonite I finished this morning.

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Finished Cab.......




The way it's going it's going to be a bunch of top cabs this month too..... party2 party2 toocool2

Thanks for looking,

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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2014, 03:15:44 pm »

My little entry for this month  I believe this is some kind of plume agate, but unsure.

Thank you for looking.


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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2014, 04:29:43 pm »

I tried to stick to the theme of transparent with highlights but my rough was not real cooperative and hard to photograph on top of that. It's an Amethyst Sage with some fairly transparent areas and the yellow area is violet by transmitted light ( 1st Photo )

All in and all said it was a fun stone to cut. The central dendrite is over two inches in length.

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Window Shot - Transmitted light.
Stone sawn from slab
Preform
Preform domed and sanded to 1,200
Front View finished
Back of Cab


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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2014, 06:08:18 pm »

One after another, this will be very interesting to see who wins, they are all top notch. I SOOOO want to play.
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 11:31:22 pm »

One after another, this will be very interesting to see who wins, they are all top notch. I SOOOO want to play.


Then do so, what's holding you back?   yes
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2014, 11:44:54 am »

Here's mine for this month.  Shape was a freeform.  Final polish was on 8,000 grit NOVA wheel.


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« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2014, 05:50:30 pm »

very nice malachite piece.
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« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2014, 10:14:12 pm »

all very worthy entrants this month and I| am sorry that i have been too busy to enter hide
good luck too all; I won't have to vote for myself this month so someone will get an extra :)
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2014, 11:12:20 am »

Awesome entries Y'all!
OK you have till tomorrow night to get some more cabs posted.  Are we going to have any more last minute entries?  yes
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2014, 08:57:32 pm »

I'm going to make the attempt to get voting up on this tomorrow morning.
This give's all you last minute cabbers a chance to slide in!
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