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: low nineties w/a hint of humidity and some good hot sauce
Jul 31, 2015 10:23:02 GMT -5
sHoTgUnNeR: 96 and rainy here. Miami hot. Yukky
Aug 1, 2015 8:17:20 GMT -5
drocknut: That is yucky Scott. Humidity makes it miserable.
Aug 1, 2015 9:09:59 GMT -5
sHoTgUnNeR: Indeed m'lady, indeed.
Aug 1, 2015 13:09:33 GMT -5
washingtonrocks: The Seattle area has reached the 90 degree mark for 11th time this year, "shattering" the old record from 1958 of 9 days lol. We don't know what to do with ourselves!
Aug 1, 2015 14:13:11 GMT -5
mr.mohs: downloading Win 10 @ 35% this is not very hot.... mostly™
Aug 1, 2015 14:17:48 GMT -5
washingtonrocks: mr.mohs, the forecast calls for tepid download times and torrential boredom.
Aug 1, 2015 14:24:30 GMT -5
mr.mohs: at this rate Win 11 will be out
Aug 1, 2015 15:00:18 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Ed, give us a heads up about Win 10 after a few days. I still have time to cancel my order & stick with Win 7.
Aug 1, 2015 16:29:34 GMT -5
mr.mohs: will do! so far this is a 4 hour download. first download took 3 hours.. now it doing some updating with 87% to go... another hour, I suppose-- might have to send a message from the other side at this rate...mostly
Aug 1, 2015 18:03:38 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Sure glad I'm retired. Lots of time to kick back & let the program load. Saving all of my Win 7 info on an external hard drive just in case.
Aug 1, 2015 18:42:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: well here I am on 10... its funky...I need help Cortana!...mostly™ Ha HA
Aug 1, 2015 19:56:51 GMT -5
Fossilman: Got a break here,a front came through from the ocean and cooled us down to 72 degree's for the day...Misting off and on....
Aug 2, 2015 16:13:17 GMT -5
Fossilman: Was at Willamia,OR yesterday at bro in laws,it was 104 degrees there!!!!!!! Heck of a change!
Aug 2, 2015 16:14:56 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Mike. had another visit with Bob on Sunday. He let me off easy again. Just a slab, a cab and a baggie of amethyst crystals for mamma. I let him get away with a 3/4 HP motor and a big hunk of onyx that was too big for my saw.
Aug 3, 2015 22:51:26 GMT -5
drocknut: It is smoky here from the wildfire in Glacier park. Supposed to be cooler than yesterday so that will be good.
Aug 4, 2015 9:32:15 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Wonder how many illegal pot farms have burned up in northern Cal, and how many illegal immigrant pot farmers ? Also wonder how many fire fighters are getting high from the smoke.
Aug 4, 2015 11:14:12 GMT -5
Fossilman: Many fires on the west coast......Don I bet the illegal pot farmers are crying a river.......Sounds like Bob was smiling again as he left your place...Your good people Don!!!!!!!!!
Aug 4, 2015 14:38:45 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Hey Mike, just had a call from Bob. No more blades for a while. He's gonna be headed to Florida after dropping off his blade trailer. Bummer. I was planning on firing up the barbeque this weekend.
Aug 4, 2015 14:44:33 GMT -5