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pete
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« on: January 30, 2012, 04:30:44 am »

I like to explore the optical qualities of quartz...
Thankyou


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 04:37:00 am »

Wow.  That is cool!  I could see that prong set in an open backed setting.   yes
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 04:50:50 am »

Double WOW.

But I would like to see the back and sequence that you used to get this fantastic effect.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 05:19:52 am »

Cool, love the bubble affect, another great treasure.

Cheers mick B eyes1
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 05:52:46 am »

I am forever blowing bubbles:) What a delightful stone:)
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 09:26:35 am »

Terrific project! How do you polish inside the circiular depressions?
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 09:44:12 am »

Looks awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 09:59:44 am »

That is WAY cool!  What a neat idea, I like it a lot!
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 02:36:05 pm »

Awesome!!!!! omg
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 03:20:33 pm »

Very interesting experiment. This is a cool idea. Thank you for sharing. We would love to see more on this subject. Would you consider posting a tutorial of your process??

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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 04:02:26 pm »

Next time I make one I will remember to do a series of photos showing what I did.
But they're pretty straight forward using diamond burrs followed by wood burrs. In this case I used a 1/2" ball burr to start with then shaped the wood burrs to size for sanding and polishing.
I used a tumbled stone that I liked because of the magnifying effect it already had and the tumble finish was already good. The experimental part is by how much the dimples are offset and what the finished effect will be like. There's 3 dimples each side with two of them touching.
But what should've been a couple of hours to complete turned into an extra hour of sanding and polishing because of a couple of scuffs where the burr had slipped.

Anyway here's the other side.
Thanks everyone


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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 04:29:32 pm »

Very awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2012, 05:12:46 pm »

Hey, cool effect by doing it both sides.
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2012, 07:59:11 pm »

Pete, you make the best candy!  yes
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 09:02:44 am »


WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!  I like the results of the exploring expedition..........MORE......... yes yes
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