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: u r right Jean! what a different a day makes! Dew point down, humid 1/2, I'm still an ornery hombre and the rock'n fine! Miraculous!
Sept 21, 2014 14:17:07 GMT -5
Shotgunner: just put both a pastrami and a porkstrami (Hey!! why not??) in brine - pictures in two weeks. Stay tuned.
Sept 21, 2014 18:55:26 GMT -5
stephent: Porkstrami?? ain't skeered of it getting "slick" in that brine in a few days then?
Sept 21, 2014 19:28:29 GMT -5
wampidy: It ran about the same age as flossiman. My kids taught me every bald joke that was ever written. I can sure grow a full head of hair on my ears though. Tried combing it over but the wind raised hell with that.
Sept 21, 2014 19:55:28 GMT -5
Shotgunner: stephent - slick?? naw. Pork meat cures with the same salts when making sausage. We'll see. I could be a fool...
Sept 21, 2014 20:16:48 GMT -5
Fossilman: Ear hair,back hair,knuckle hair,etc,etc.......LMAO It all went south...
Sept 21, 2014 22:54:46 GMT -5
nowyo: My father always said the only thing I was good for was growing hair. Still can, dam the costs for haircuts and such.
Sept 22, 2014 0:12:51 GMT -5
mr.mohs: grooming was never my strong suit! I saved lot money! money for rocks
Sept 22, 2014 0:14:14 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Very nice day today. It was a Goldilocks day, not too hot, not too cold, but just right! My Chargers won, my Padres won, and everything is right with the world.
Sept 22, 2014 0:35:39 GMT -5
Fossilman: Thumbs up Jean!!!!!!
Sept 22, 2014 9:47:41 GMT -5
Fossilman: Well I have onions to dry out ..First time trying this type of storage out..Cooler days are here finally!! Hell ya'!!!
Sept 22, 2014 10:32:55 GMT -5
mr.mohs: golden days ahead !
Sept 22, 2014 11:37:42 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: That's the spirit, Ed! Bet you are enjoying this cooler weather, it's not cramping your style. Tell ya what, I'll take the gold, and you can have the diamonds, lol. (Oh, and I've still got all the hair on my head... yeah, okay, so it is blonde! So what?)
Sept 22, 2014 13:21:17 GMT -5
mr.mohs: well my forecast is for thinning hair & rocking hearts (& probably other things) --but I try 2 stay optimistic
Sept 22, 2014 14:00:19 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Glass half full kind of guy, huh? Optimistic is the way 2B! (What's it half full of, BTW?)
Sept 22, 2014 19:19:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: my cup runneth over --to much pressure...mostly
Sept 22, 2014 20:51:56 GMT -5