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.
edmohs: although I may be sick! I just canceled my day off for tomorrow... all work & no play...
Feb 10, 2016 19:14:49 GMT -5
edmohs: planned on taking Thur & Friday off for the big Valentines weekend coming up-- wanna move some rock'n hearts!
Feb 10, 2016 19:20:01 GMT -5
Fossilman: Our Grandson Tommy is spending the weekend with us,he hasn't been here in two years,my hounding buddy-I for see him and Grandpa getting into some kind of mischief..LOL
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captbob: ^^^ TWO thumbs up ^^^
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rockpickerforever: Mike, it doesn't get any better than that!!! Have fun!
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jakesrocks: Hey Mike, don't you two go doing unnatural things to all them Oregon rocks.
Feb 11, 2016 15:49:35 GMT -5
edmohs: paid my dues today I'm off work tomorrow
Feb 11, 2016 16:40:52 GMT -5
Fossilman: No Don,might take him gold panning or go to the bakery and fill up on junk...................
Feb 11, 2016 17:50:49 GMT -5
edmohs: where is he from Mike?
Feb 11, 2016 18:58:01 GMT -5
Fossilman: Just an hours drive,but life gets so busy anymore,we only see each other at holiday's and BBQ'es.........He started school and soccer too...........
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edmohs: must get moving-- take advantage of this cool morning...
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edmohs: uugggghhhhhh!cell phone just rang. work ! got to do some work from home, darn phone
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edmohs: ha ha I was on a conference call & a person said: what that's noise? I was grinding a rock!! hit mute!
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Fossilman: LOL,Grind away!!!!
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edmohs: paid to grind
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Fossilman: The "hammer" and I did a rockhounding presentation yesterday,at a Senior Citizen Center,it was great and with results..Thumbs up Really enjoyed that-my first time dealing with a huge crowd (talking and all)...
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Fossilman: Leading Mens fellowship breakfast this morning,getting kind of hungry myself....Later..
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woodman: Heading to the Portland agate show at OMSI this morning.
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