Lapidary / Gemstone Community Forum
July 10, 2020, 05:18:49 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 
  Home Help Search Login Register  

Where to put the Groove?

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Where to put the Groove?  (Read 238 times)
James D. Farrow
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 283


View Profile
« on: August 17, 2015, 05:03:10 am »

When you groove the stone for groove wrapping, where do you put the groove?

Half way? 1/3 of the way? or ?

I looked at quite a few tutorials but can't find any info.

Or is it a personal preference?

Thanks,

James
Report Spam   Logged

James D. Farrow
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"No more trains will be sold once the magazine leaves the station"

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

hulagrub
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 6748


When you cultivate man, you turn up all the clods


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 07:46:56 am »

I have done it at halfway.
Report Spam   Logged

Dave, a certified Rockaholic

Redwilder
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 468



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 09:42:27 am »

What's the best method for making a groove for the most even line and depth?
Report Spam   Logged

Just because one wanders does not mean that one is lost....Some bumper sticker I saw in Moab, Utah
                          Ben Odum
             (Add to facebook if ya want)
stonemon
Full Member
***
Online Online

Gender: Male
Posts: 135


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 10:27:03 am »

I built a fence for my 8" trim saw to maintain a consistent groove and then free hand the depth by making a mark on the saw blade at the depth I want to cut.
Here is an example,


* brazil.jpg (528.39 KB, 1191x1658 - viewed 1 times.)

* brazil 4.jpg (258.3 KB, 798x1388 - viewed 3 times.)
Report Spam   Logged
James D. Farrow
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 283


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 03:09:48 pm »

What's the best method for making a groove for the most even line and depth?

I found this thread a while ago. I am trying to jury-rig something similar.

http://gemstone.smfforfree4.com/index.php/topic,9955.0.html

James
Report Spam   Logged

James D. Farrow
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"No more trains will be sold once the magazine leaves the station"
Allen
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 749



View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2015, 09:07:12 pm »

I like a reasonable dome on the stone so place the groove fairly low maybe 1/4 up.

The groove need not be deep, just somewhere to locate the wire, needs to be consistent. I tend to place the stone against a square sided block of wood and turn the stone lightly against a thin 6" blade at least twice.
Report Spam   Logged

James D. Farrow
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 283


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2015, 06:25:05 am »

Thanks!

Once I get my set up done with my Gryphette I will fiddle around with it.

James
Report Spam   Logged

James D. Farrow
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

"No more trains will be sold once the magazine leaves the station"


Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy