Post by grayfingers on Oct 26, 2011 14:34:52 GMT -5
I had to order a tumbler bowl from the Rock Shed, and I picked up some of the Bahia agates from Brazil. They are small, 3/4" to 2". Not much to look at in the rough, but I decided to clean some up on the Workforce and found they are pretty cool inside! I was going to just even them up for tumbling whole, but now I can't resist cutting them open... made a few shapes to tumble.
Post by susand24224 on Oct 26, 2011 23:32:27 GMT -5
I caved in to them awhile back as well--a few are out of polish. They really are beautiful; much better than the rough looks for sure. I didn't think to try preforms, but your photos are inspirational. (Need to get more)
Post by grayfingers on Oct 27, 2011 7:37:09 GMT -5
Kurt, I hope to learn to wire wrap. Some of the preforms could be fitted to a bell cap or an up-eye. I am taken by all the beautiful cabs members produce here. So lately instead of simply chunking up stones for the tumbler I am cutting pseudo-cabs and pendants from the better material, will polish them in a UV 3 vibe. For now I am doing all the shaping on my Workforce saw, as it will be awhile before I get a cabbing machine.
rockpickerforever: Let's hope tomorrow is a really "Good Friday!!" But, ya know, I never met a Friday that wasn't good, lol! Lent is almost over, and soon back to the grind. Next week, no more fish on Friday, yay! You grind some rock'n hearts, mr.mohs, they'll luv 'em!
Apr 17, 2014 21:07:45 GMT -5
mr.mohs: the moon & blood stone is in the grind mode...
Apr 18, 2014 11:52:48 GMT -5
mr.mohs: grindus interruptus!...jus got called into work...no rest for old rock grinders...
Apr 18, 2014 14:15:11 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Dang, I hate it when that happens!! (Why'd ya answer the phone? LOL)
Apr 18, 2014 15:15:51 GMT -5
mr.mohs: usually I don't Jean --I'm impossible to get hold of...its a reduced schedule- jus a bunch old men-- trying hard--got lots done on the heart -- have more grind time--so I might well make a dime... mostly
Apr 18, 2014 15:45:24 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Except for this time! Isn't that how it always goes? Yeah, I hear you, Ed, chasing the dime. But gee, I hope you made more than one... Or maybe just peanuts - mohstly... (it needed an "h"!) Ya got, what, one more week for your Heart hearts?
Apr 18, 2014 18:02:45 GMT -5
mr.mohs: always Jean I have Murphy law posted in my work area-- but I'm in good shape on the hearts...mostly
Apr 18, 2014 19:17:08 GMT -5
mr.mohs: its a good day when I make more than one
Apr 18, 2014 19:19:28 GMT -5
drocknut: Guess what?? Naw you'll never guess. I now am the owner of a new travel trailer and I'm off on my journey to maybe being a full-timer living in the trailer. I've never towed a trailer before so please warn all the pedestrians in Montana I'm on the road.
Apr 18, 2014 20:18:42 GMT -5
drocknut: I just happened to have to wait out a big wind at a KOA so got internet at least for tonight. Miss chatting with you all.
Apr 18, 2014 20:19:50 GMT -5
mr.mohs: sounds great Diane!! trailers for sale or rent....
Apr 18, 2014 20:24:54 GMT -5
mr.mohs: o you may not know that -- I just broke into roger miller tune --cause I'm king of the road
Apr 18, 2014 20:27:57 GMT -5