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« on: December 17, 2015, 03:15:55 pm »

Hi all, glad to be here  dancer5 first name is Jeff...

Been reading these forums for a couple months and gathering your wisdom, and the greatest thing I've learned is that I have ALOT to learn hahaha

Just got into lapidary, have a 10" Lortone slabber, double 8" expando unit, bench grinder for the heavy grinding, and a dremel. Going to get a drill press and wet band saw for trimming since right now the only way I can trim is to A) hope my aim is true on the slab saw lol B) use the dremel with a diamond cutoff wheel (messy, dangerous, and slooooowwww) or C) grind and grind and grind and grind.......................

I live around the Cadillac area in Michigan and am looking at working with all kinds of stuff, but my favorite is the Drummond Island Puddingstone (glacial erratic, jasper conglomerate). Already made some pieces but yeah, I have a lot to learn about polishing mainly....

Anyway, HOWDY
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 03:37:09 pm »

Welcome from Canada!

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 03:43:10 pm »

 welcome2 .................to the.................. chitchat ................from New Mexico..................... hatsoff
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 05:00:26 pm »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 06:12:57 pm »

Hi,think there are a lot of areas for agates up that way?
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2015, 08:27:14 pm »

Hi,think there are a lot of areas for agates up that way?

Yeah, the upper peninsula is the place for agates. Lake Superior agates are awesome. I'm in the lower peninsula, most of our well known native stones are petoskey and pudding stones. Tons of plant fossils, calcite nodules/geodes, and whatever else the glaciers decided to deposit here
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2015, 09:24:34 pm »

Welcome from Northwest Arkansas!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 04:38:18 am »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2015, 06:33:31 pm »

welcome from Maine
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2015, 02:32:20 pm »

Welcome from southern California.  You'll have fun here.
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2015, 11:00:24 am »

Michigan is my home state. I have a lot of rough at the farm in Romeo.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 06:46:52 pm »

Hey Jeff,

Welcome from Napa  yippie  BTW, we all have a lot to learn, that's why we're here  ura
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Welcome from the Netherlands.


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