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helens
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 11:10:03 pm »

This is wonderful! Thank you for posting it!
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2012, 05:53:12 pm »

Thanks for this tip.  I have been looking for just such a chart to post around the lap machine.  Now I have a good one.
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2012, 08:20:08 pm »

Thanks for posting this chart.  It is and will be very helpful.  Might print, laminate and hang in the studio.
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 09:38:45 pm »

Thanks, useful information...
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2012, 12:26:17 am »

Only just found this.

This is exactly the sort of thing a beginner like me needs

Thank you so much   yes yes yes
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2013, 05:40:36 pm »

Good info thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2014, 06:38:50 am »

It says domain has expired.....anyone have a similar links.
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2015, 09:19:31 am »

http://prettybauble.com/snagged-web-archive/

I found the original link in a web archive and tossed it up on my webserver.

Enjoy
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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2015, 01:37:59 pm »

I may have mentioned this before but a couple of years back we were having a heck of a time getting a mirror polish on an obsidian cab in my class at William Holland. We were using diamond on moleskin up to 100,000 and the stone just would not pop. I remembered what an old rock guy told me in Quartzite. He said to use a rough leather pad with super cerium oxide.  I had some shipped in and the next day my student had  a fantastic polish.
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« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2015, 08:18:21 pm »

I am so glad that everyone is still getting some use from this. I still refer to it time to time too. Great! Eric(Ajo)
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2015, 12:57:42 pm »

I don't suppose anyone has this original list handy that they could share with me?  That original link that Ajo posted no longer works.  Thanks!
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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2015, 01:07:03 pm »

Nvm.  Just saw the link that someone posted to the original.  I do have a different question however.  Our program is being forced to use Alumina as a main polish instead of Cerium Oxide due to the increased cost and limited budget.  Does anyone have any feedback on the shortcomings of Alumina that I should be aware of so I can share with students?  thanks!
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