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« on: January 10, 2016, 03:01:38 pm »

Here's an 8-pound Brazilian nodule I purchased recently. Supposedly cut by the previous owners grandparents in the 60's or 70's.

I'd like to construct a hinged stand/mount that will hold both halves, but let you move them apart/together again (articulated). Has anyone on here done something similar or know of any off-the-shelf versions?

Thanks!

-Jeremy


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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2016, 12:37:58 am »

very nice I like the pale blue agates
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 03:04:59 pm »

No, I haven't heard of it but it is a cool idea. I'm not sure how to do something like that. I guess you could do something with copper piping and a tap and die for the hinge and then construct a framework for each side to attach to the hinge half, but I think you'd be better off with some kind of spring that would naturally hold it closed unless pulled or released.
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