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1,816 20,525 Couple of newbies to the group
by rockjunquie
Feb 21, 2018 20:00:20 GMT -5
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by Tommy
Jan 29, 2018 12:03:42 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 4 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

3,901 46,370 Rocks not polishing - getting frustrated!!
by ingawh
Feb 21, 2018 19:41:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 4 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

2,883 38,980 For a chuckle
by ingawh
Feb 21, 2018 14:34:05 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 7 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

9,445 126,840 The Preparation & Tumbling of Cabochons
by toiv0
Feb 21, 2018 21:14:21 GMT -5
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Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,393 53,565 Rhodonite
by rockjunquie
Feb 21, 2018 19:08:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

654 8,902 Claw Prong Earrings - Hardening? Weeping? Gnashing of teeth.
by opalpyrexia
Feb 10, 2018 11:41:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

281 3,837 Teal green arrow head
by jamesp
Feb 21, 2018 7:58:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations - 3 Viewing

Show off your finished or in progress creations made from stone, including intarsia, metal work, or any other projects that exercised your lapidary creativity

1,475 19,572 My first intarsia
by barclay
Feb 21, 2018 21:25:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

74 1,050 Finally, coloured Diamonds seem to be hot in 2018
by kk
Feb 17, 2018 19:56:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

114 2,201 Here is a teaser...
by DirtCleaner
Feb 20, 2018 18:27:53 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 3 Viewing

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Articles and Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Articles and Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Articles and Tutorials, Metal Smithing Articles and Tutorials, Geology 101 Articles, Archaeology and Artifacts, Other Articles and Tutorials

194 3,904 Doppin techniques w/vid
by rockjunquie
Feb 21, 2018 19:09:38 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 10 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

12,452 132,472 Don Woodward Memorial Rock Box (Traveling Rock Box Round 10)
by alikat218
Feb 21, 2018 16:49:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 8 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,296 54,743 Ordinary rocks REVEALED
by fernwood
Feb 21, 2018 17:55:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 6 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects.

1,298 17,267 Changing wheels on old Frantom cabbing station
by zarguy
Feb 21, 2018 21:17:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 4 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

2,783 30,865 Oh. My. God.
by alikat218
Feb 21, 2018 20:51:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

958 10,535 Tooth?
by toiv0
Feb 21, 2018 20:01:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification - 4 Viewing

Get help identifying your rocks and specimens

2,183 17,894 Candelaria Nevada Stone
by vegasjames
Feb 21, 2018 21:26:20 GMT -5

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,646 132,963 Gone Fishin'
by fernwood
Feb 21, 2018 6:35:01 GMT -5
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Competitions and Fun Contests

634 19,968 Guess the Mileage game - Burro Creek
by Tommy
Feb 21, 2018 12:01:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 4 Viewing

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2,313 27,224 RTH MEET AND GREET - Nether's Farm edition
by Tommy
Feb 21, 2018 20:11:17 GMT -5
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1,228 9,736 Happy with hookedonrocks slab purchase.
by grumpybill
Feb 17, 2018 16:32:29 GMT -5
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2,849 23,615 eBay steals & deals
by grumpybill
Feb 20, 2018 8:26:27 GMT -5
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10,856 133,844 Heart attack
by 1dave
Feb 21, 2018 20:09:07 GMT -5


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Wooferhound: It is better to rent a Hangover Feb 18, 2018 1:11:15 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: It is better NOT to rent a hangover, nor have one given to you. Feb 19, 2018 1:28:52 GMT -5
mohs: hangovers are a rent in the head (gen_aghast) Feb 19, 2018 11:01:32 GMT -5 *
mohs: i'll never rent again (old-timer) famous last words,,, ;) Feb 19, 2018 11:02:32 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: How many times have you said that, ? I quit drinking the end of last year. Shared some champagne with mrrockpicker on our anniversary earlier this month, and finished a can of Coors Light that I used the first half the can cooking mushrooms. Feb 19, 2018 12:53:41 GMT -5
mohs: cool! (chewie) more power to ya! Feb 19, 2018 13:03:24 GMT -5 *
rockpickerforever: Mine were just store bought ones :P Feb 19, 2018 13:10:49 GMT -5
mohs: :) and I need to go to the store...just can't motivate myself...mostly... this retirement thing can be like that, i suppose Feb 19, 2018 13:40:40 GMT -5 *
snuffy: My 18-24 Natural lights a day between 3-9pm ended over 10 years ago.Would be dead now I guess if I had continued. That nasty stuff would kill anybody, Feb 19, 2018 19:47:30 GMT -5 *
krazydiamond: rockpickerforever, i need your beer and mushroom recipe. Feb 19, 2018 19:52:50 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: KD, it's nothing special. Saute 1/4 cup diced onion and four cloves finely diced garlic in 4 tbsp butter. Then add 1 lb sliced mushrooms. Cook until soft, then add 1/2 can of beer. Continue cooking until most of liquid is gone. Amounts to taste. Feb 20, 2018 1:08:55 GMT -5
Wooferhound: The Sandman sprinkles sand or dust into the eyes of children at night to bring sleep and good dreams. The grit or "sleep" in their eyes upon waking is the result of the Sandman's work. Feb 20, 2018 7:40:22 GMT -5 *
mohs: woke up this morning and got myself some... Feb 20, 2018 10:17:25 GMT -5 *
mohs: mushrooms & beer (cheers) Feb 20, 2018 10:18:35 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Would probably go good with eggs? I mean, you put mushrooms in omelets, right? Feb 20, 2018 12:09:51 GMT -5
mohs: oyeah !! Feb 20, 2018 13:06:09 GMT -5
1dave: Tie me to the moon and let me marinate among the stars Feb 20, 2018 16:19:57 GMT -5
amygdule: You already are. Feb 20, 2018 19:10:29 GMT -5
Wooferhound: I had my Midlife Crisis when I was 25 years old. Since then I have learned that It's All A Crisis. Feb 21, 2018 8:53:22 GMT -5
amygdule: Stress Management = Management by Stress. Feb 21, 2018 17:09:38 GMT -5