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.
jakesrocks: Burgers & tater salad. Big ol' watermellon in the fridge cooling down, and a big ol' box of fireworks for tonight.
Jul 4, 2015 12:27:37 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Not as bad today Mike. Wind's out of the south east, blowing it away from us.
Jul 4, 2015 12:28:49 GMT -5
mr.mohs: messed up ! didn't get the crock pot of pinto's started in time. always tomorrow
Jul 4, 2015 12:47:22 GMT -5
woodman: Only 94.1 now, Had watermelon on patio under the trees laying in a hammock. Life is good! Happy 4th!
Jul 4, 2015 16:05:35 GMT -5
Rockoonz: Happy Independence Day. Went up the 5 to my home town and had breakfast with a high school classmate I haven't seen in over 40 years. Just had grilled pork chops and fixins, watermelon in a bit.
Jul 4, 2015 20:01:30 GMT -5
drocknut: Well, we got cooler weather today along with some rain. Glad I don't have to work today.
Jul 5, 2015 11:17:34 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I'm OFF everyday whether I have to work or not...mostly
Jul 5, 2015 12:55:28 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Had a danged unexpected thunder storm last night, just as it was getting dark enough to haul out the heavy artillery. Had to wait until after 11:00 PM to rattle some windows. Got all of the fireworks fired off just before round 2 of the storms rolled in.
Jul 5, 2015 13:02:15 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Saved one large mortar round for midnight New Years Eve.
Jul 5, 2015 13:04:00 GMT -5
jakesrocks: A pop, a boom, about 6 more pops, a sizzling sound & lots of pretty colors.
Jul 6, 2015 14:20:16 GMT -5
mr.mohs: right on Don. Those boomers are illegal in AZ but that never stopped me...m stly
Jul 6, 2015 16:32:43 GMT -5
mr.mohs: too bad they weren't illegal in Maine
Jul 6, 2015 17:10:20 GMT -5
jakesrocks: They were illegal in California too, but I knew a Korean store owner with a back room.
Jul 6, 2015 18:46:04 GMT -5
mr.mohs: gotta love those back room booms...
Jul 6, 2015 19:32:55 GMT -5
jakesrocks: I don't know where he was getting them. Didn't care. But he was the last place that I could find that had M80's & Cherry Bombs.
Jul 6, 2015 20:53:24 GMT -5
mr.mohs: I was blowing off cherries & M80 at way to young an age. Lucky! Those are powerful. The water proof green wax fuses are deceptive. Easily gotten-- when going to Nogales--- was like going to huge swap meet.
Jul 6, 2015 21:12:46 GMT -5