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.
mr.mohs: grinding green stones...mostly
Mar 15, 2014 11:59:58 GMT -5
drocknut: Good thing I don't know that one Jean, guess it was before my time How about "Don't Rock the Jukebox?" oh crap now I can't remember who sang that one. Must be getting old but still not as old as some people...lol
Mar 15, 2014 13:39:12 GMT -5
mr.mohs: 'Don't Rock the Jukebox' was sung by the Slanted Girdles
Mar 15, 2014 13:49:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: whoa is the mohs I just spent a good hour trying to grind a flat on a green rock half for rock'n heart...still don't have it flat, straight & parallel-- more beer might help maybe
Mar 15, 2014 15:28:36 GMT -5
drocknut: Sounds like you might have had enough beer Ed Are the Slanted Girdles the same ones who work at the Tilted Kilt?
Mar 15, 2014 18:53:55 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Diane, you're kidding me... You don't know Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones? "If you start me up If you start me up I'll never stop. If you start me up If you start me up I'll never stop. I've been running hot" etc, etc. 1976! mr.mohs gots it!!
Mar 15, 2014 19:00:29 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Diane comes back strong!
Mar 15, 2014 19:17:13 GMT -5
drocknut: Nope Jean, don't know it at all and I would never kid you . I never listened to the Rolling Stones.
Mar 15, 2014 19:31:04 GMT -5
drocknut: Thanks Ed, I try.
Mar 15, 2014 19:32:01 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Diane dear You got rock tumbling around in your head-- but you never heard the Stones ? Tumbling Dice.. maybe ? just jesting
Mar 15, 2014 19:50:12 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: mr.mohs, maybe she is just a baby? I didn't realize. She was insinuating that we are OLD! I was a year out of high school when that song came out. Wonder if she knows Sympathy for the Devil? Even earlier, circa 1968. Stones are timeless!
Mar 15, 2014 21:52:50 GMT -5
mr.mohs: rock me baby, rock me baby, all nite long -well the Stones didn't do that one... but I think they know something about it
Mar 15, 2014 23:53:32 GMT -5
drocknut: I am definitely younger than you Jean I've heard of them just never got into listening to them. I was more into country and then 80's rock. Not insinuating anything but heck if the shoe fits ya know
Mar 16, 2014 10:58:03 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Well, I figured that, just didn't know by how much, lol. Youth is not the only reason you might not be aware of the Stones. Living in a cave AZ, listening to "both kinds of music, Country and Western!" might be one. (from Blues Brothers)
Mar 16, 2014 13:20:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: oftentimes I listen to C&W when grinding. Like the hokey heartfelt lyrics & twang of the steel. lately tho,,,its been old time r&r! my baby does the hanky panky & stuff like that...mostly
Mar 16, 2014 15:48:06 GMT -5
Fossilman: Seen the "Stones" in concert in Germany about 40 years ago-they rocked the house!!!!
Mar 17, 2014 9:14:32 GMT -5