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« on: December 16, 2015, 05:31:46 pm »

My 5-year old son Gus working on face polishing some Hell's canyon...

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 11:52:51 am »

That is very cool
I wish I knew about lapidary at 5 dancer5
I'm pushing 60
Goes to show never to young or old
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 07:08:17 am »

Awesome. I think that will classify you as a good parent and you should be proud of that fact. Too many people do not take the time.
Jim
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 01:22:41 pm »

I love watching him take an interest in it - AND it helps justify all the rocks to my wife who has no interest. It's a win-win! :P
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2016, 02:01:12 pm »

my nephew is taking an interest he's 28
my wife no interest either my girls no way
thats great plus you get to take him and look for more rocks ura
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2016, 02:16:45 pm »

I was taught to cut when I was 9 and hired by my cousin at 10 to cut professionally for him.  My daughter wanted to learn when she was 8 and for her 9th birthday asked for her own machine so she was interrupting Daddy when he was cutting.  We bought her a Pixie which she hasn't used in a decade (she's 25 now) but my wife uses it occasionally.  the daughter does help in the business by handling all of our web business and she is also a skilled wire wrapper and helps at all of our shows.

Good luck to Gus in the future

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 03:10:30 pm »

Hi All

Kids are so cool.

My 9yr old is "trying to teach my 5 yr old dancer5 ura

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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2016, 04:09:26 pm »

You are on the right track teaching.

I had no teacher , started at 5 a with sears rock tumbler, B & I horizontal cab unit by 10. Finished my G.G in Residence at GIA by 18. After 40 years in the business it went by like a hurricane- it's never too early.
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2016, 07:25:10 pm »

I always loved the hounding and cutting. Bought myself a LU6x at 16 and thought I would make a career of it. Unfortunately I chose to listen to others and went and got a "real" job.
Now, pushing 60, I am grateful to have a chance to do what I always wanted to do. My only regret is that I did not have the courage to stand my ground as a teenager. Beyond that is only the love of the rocks and what lies ahead...
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