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: rockpickerforever yes I do -a refurbished Franton called- Welcome to the Machine- from BeefRock
Sept 26, 2014 21:42:52 GMT -5
broseph82: Going to be up early tomorrow for some more hounding!!
Sept 28, 2014 21:02:09 GMT -5
dale: Hi I'm new, hope this is the right place to ask a question. I want smooth (no rough or sharp edges) pea gravel about 3/8" max., natural untreated stone, don't care about polish or look, just need the smooth stones. Could I buy stones or tumble them?
Sept 29, 2014 8:03:56 GMT -5
Fossilman: The Dollar Stores amd Michaels carry such a thing...Thumbs up
Sept 29, 2014 8:19:05 GMT -5
Fossilman: YAAAAAAA!!!! Headed out to a new "Rock Store" called "Al's"...Heck I might come home with some goodies..
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