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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2018, 04:27:36 pm »

I started carving the reverse side Friday, this jade is so so tough and hard, very slow going, I have carved BC polar and this is heaps slower to sand.


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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2018, 06:22:12 pm »

It looks fantastic to me
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2018, 12:52:36 am »

Me too  yes
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2018, 11:45:02 am »

Thanks Robert & George, I have now carved out the internal section to let light into the body, around 35 mm depth drill hole, the position worked out great but the tail end fractured slightly, I have drilled thousands of holes in stone and I think it was caused by stress in the stone, but I fixed it in a vacuum with glue, removed around 90%  of the crack, as it dries I hope the rest will disappear, I would like to put in a small led light inside but finding one small enough may be challenging, its internal hole is around 5 mm tapering back to 3mm to the tail, Happy new year to all my lapidary forum friends.
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2018, 10:36:44 pm »

Looking great Michael
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« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2019, 06:31:36 am »

It is just spectacular. Please keep us updated.
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