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Killer Cab Contest January and February 2015

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« on: January 04, 2015, 12:08:08 pm »

Since winter is a slow time for contests I'm holding this one for two months as well.  This allows some of you who might be away at Quartzite right now some time to cut something when you get back!

For new members not familiar with how these contests work.

Entries are cabs only. Completed during this contest period. Not cabs pulled from the drawer.

Please include a pic of the original slab, then a pic of the preform, and finally, the finished cab.

Please try to remember at least a pic or two of the original slab and or preform..

Feel free to share with us what ever you like about the mineral, and or what ever else you would like to share.

You can enter any shape cab and your choice of mineral.

Things like intarsia, finished jewelry, carvings and composite type cabs can not be entered in an effort to keep the contest somewhat fair by just entering free form style cabs.   

Remember, this is all in fun.    yippie  Just a little something we do together as a group. More about just joining in, and having some fun.

Cabs posted here are only for the contest.  One entry per member.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 10:33:33 am »

Here we go! When rock hunting over the holidays, pretty unusual for northern Utah. Collected some nice Variscite. This one is a little off the beaten path that's why kept it. I looked around for more with this pattern , no luck. I was able to get 5 really nice slabs with this pattern in it. I really need a camera!

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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 08:10:26 am »

Nice! Variscite is a favorite. I like the shape and how the color changes towards the bottom. Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 12:28:04 pm »

Very nice. I bought a piece on time but it was so soft and feel apart before I could do anything with it.
Can you tell me how to deal with it please? Maybe in a different thread so I don't highjack this one with questions. (I am good at that) .
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 11:11:35 pm »

For this month I've done a Van Duzen Brecciated Jasper cab. This is from material that I collected.  Typically the exterior of this jasper is frosted like quartz and can be fractured.  It takes a low luster polish. When I found the rough for this cab I saw that the exterior had a waxy gemmy look to it.  This one took a really nice polish. Time to go look for more!


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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 10:26:02 am »

Sandsave,
I love how you captured the graduating pattern in that Variscite!

And Justin,
what a perfect oval with lots of interest! Having been self collected just makes it better...this is already a hard competition...but here goes :)

This is a new to me material bought as "Navajo Blanket", not much of a description except that it comes from Mexico. After cutting, I think it's the same or similar material as "wonderstone", but I could be wrong :)
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Sorry for the not so great photos!
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 02:49:02 pm »

Justin, a beauty:) Love the stones that have all that texture inside them:)
ImakeDust - Love the shape and the shine and the rock:) A spirit Rock:)
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 04:13:09 pm »

I always enjoy looking at these cabs. such a variety
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2015, 12:42:40 pm »

Three great entries! Nice job all!
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2015, 01:23:50 pm »

Alright this contest is finally heating up!   yes
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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2015, 01:55:53 pm »

Hey Amanda. are you going to offer a prize to the winner of this contest?  hide

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2015, 11:35:00 am »

Wow some tough competition already yes

Nice cabs guys. I don't even know what to cut yet. Way to much OT now. I just put a newer slab blade on my saw.

Glad I still have a month. I am looking and so far I got to slab a piece of pet wood,dino po and something I don't know the name of.

I will do my best to enter something.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2015, 01:46:28 pm »

Hey All

I found what I want to enter if I don't break it hide



Sorry no pre form. I will take pic as I figure it out.

It is some old stock sodalite. I will try to get as much blue as I can bricks

1 month left and I finally found something I want to play with yippie

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2015, 05:53:38 pm »

Great choice:) Maybe its because blue is rare in nature but I do love sodalite and yours have so much blue in it:)
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2015, 11:16:21 pm »

Hey Amanda. are you going to offer a prize to the winner of this contest?  hide

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YES.
I just haven't had a chance to take pictures of the slabs yet.
I've had slightly more pressing things to attend to.
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