Post by EricD on Jan 3, 2020 18:47:05 GMT -5
Here are a few that came out of an jamesp style sugar slurry polish today.
First up some pieces of a slab that stardiamond was so nice of to send me. I can't help but see the outline of a flying dove in the first one. It will get a bail glued on to "make" a pendant to accompany the earrings I made out of the same material.
Backside of the one above:
Some cool green stuff in a rock I found in an old quarry:
And the back:
A cool tile sawed shape that has been in the vibe for longer than any rock I have, experimenting:
Granite, I guess? One to show the shine and another one to show the colors"
Weird little sliced guy:
A little shard of Montana moss:
A green rock:
A white rock that isn't looking very white in this picture:
A desert jasper:
On this one I'm thinking sedimentary sandstone almost, but some parts of it took a good shine. Another experimental polish job:
This one is very cool looking, and I don't want to hurt my feeble brain trying to identify all that it is composed of:
The rest of the load were mostly sister slabs that looked a lot like these pictures, or stones that didn't come out very well being of soft material.
Some also disappeared before the photo shoot! Never turn your back on a shiny rock!
Since I got my tile saw I have gone through 2 blades, cutting everything in sight. Recently, and on my 3rd blade now, I have slowed down on the slabbing and plan on doing a LOT more plain old whole-rock tumbling unless I find some really good stuff to wear out blades on. Many of the rocks I find are pretty fractured and not much use making shapes as well, so no use wearing blades out on those.
Thanks for looking! Hopefully I have some better material done soon so I can bug you with more/better pictures!