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« on: December 16, 2015, 10:00:59 pm »

Since I am lucky enough to be retiring in the Southwest (Yuma Arizona area), my wife and I plan on doing some rock-hounding, and I am going to get into lapidary.  I have started purchasing some equipment, and some rough specimens to practice on.  So,  if I ask some dumb questions, please bear with me, and I'll try not to be to big of a pain in the "proverbial sit down", as my grand-dad used to put it, at least in mixed company.  Eventually I dream of being able to not only enjoy taking rough stones and turning them into things of beauty, but being able to turn it into a source of income.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 10:06:20 pm »

Welcome!

I hear Yuma is a good place for what you are doing.
Good luck with it.

Tony
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2015, 11:04:04 pm »

Welcome to the forum.  I for one do not mind answering questions although I usually respond in a short and to the point way.

It is VERY difficult to move from hobbyist to the point of working stone as a "source of income". 
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2015, 11:20:20 pm »

 welcome2 to the forum!

There's lots to be learned here.

It is VERY difficult to move from hobbyist to the point of working stone as a "source of income". 

Yes, and that is a topic that I will be approaching on this forum at some point in time...not really appropriate for the introduction area though.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 12:14:46 am »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 03:56:04 am »

Welcome from Canada!

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 04:32:45 am »

Welcome from the swamps of south Louisiana.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 04:52:11 am »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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