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« on: January 08, 2016, 01:28:19 pm »

I'm setting gemstone, that I slab and shape using my primitive gear, in my silver rings and have now started doing mosaics with some off-cuts. They turn out so nice I'm making my own off-cuts from good stone!
I think what I'm doing is a bit like intarsia, but probably just mosaics. Anyway this forum seems like a good way to learn from you others and maybe show what I've done and discovered as well.
I've been making jewellery and eyeglasses - a self-taught and self-employed occupation - for a few decades now and delight in making my own tools and things as well. The gemstone rough work is a fairly recent addition, starting with New Zealand nephrite jade, then lapis and chryoprase. I like those bold colours.
I too wonder about making reconstituted stone from scrap and dust, and collect those bits as much as I can.
Now I need to figure out a way to make a simple guide for my simple 8" saw so I can saw slabs a certain width, and saw those slabs up into straight or slightly angled strips.
I'll ask these and probably many other questions in the appropriate forums.

So that's something from me for y'all ... buongiorno, bonjour, gidday, kia ora and cheers!

Brian
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 01:49:03 pm »

 welcome2 from Southern Oklahoma. Pull up a chair and join in the chitchat
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 01:51:29 pm »

Welcome from Canada!

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 welcome2 .............to the............ chitchat ................from New Mexico, USA................. hatsoff
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 03:14:20 pm »

Welcome from southern New Mexico.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 05:34:35 am »

welcome from Maine. sounds like photos of new stuff and new ideas coming. great
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 03:10:14 pm »

Welcome Brian. dancer5

From just across the ditch in Cairns.

Sounds like we may have things to learn from you as well. yes
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2016, 12:35:23 am »

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2016, 05:17:50 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2016, 09:28:20 am »

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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 02:03:17 am »

Hello from England.
Where in NZ are you based?
I spent the first 14 years of my life in Auckland.
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