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November 15, 2018, 04:13:18 am
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One bumblebee jasper cab and one mookaite cab

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« on: November 08, 2018, 05:11:22 pm »

Two cabs to show. The first is called mookaite and the other one is called bumblebee jasper. I do have a trim saw but I do all my cabbing on a flat lap. I also polish using the flat lap. The shaping takes forever. Maybe I will get a regular cabbing machine some day.


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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 05:38:00 pm »

Very pretty cabs Jay.
I have never used a flat lap but can guess it takes longer. Good work  weightlifter
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 06:08:16 pm »

They look really nice Jay.. 

I purchased an old school flat lap back when I had a small shop. Spent some money on a series of abrasive discs.  But in the end, I only used it on the flat surfaces for intarsia pieces. Never did any cabbing or polishing with it.
http://userblogs.ganoksin.com/taogem/2009/12/08/flat-lap-for-intarsia-diamond-mesh-abrasives-gemstone-cabochon-jewelry-design/

Pretty cabs and thank you for sharing !

 


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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 06:45:54 pm »

Nice ones !
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 11:19:44 pm »

George I have one of the inland swaptop 8" machines with a good variety of metal discs and also some diamond smoothing discs. Pretty easy to use. Just takes a while.
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