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Cabbing and More / Expandable drum
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:37:52 PM »
Crystal belts versus Eastwing versus Silicon carbide?

Best and most economical option for moderate use taking in to account purchase cost.

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Gemstone Faceting / Nonosital angles.
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:44:15 PM »
I am just starting out so doing some round Brilliants in Nanosital for practice. My diagram is for quartz. What angles should I use for Nanosital? Would I use Topaz angles?

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Tumblers and Media / Cerium oxide
« on: November 02, 2018, 05:31:22 PM »
Another question I have not been able to find a decent answer to. Pink and White Cerium Oxide. I believe the pink has Praseodymium added but what effect does this have? I am guessing it is actually Praseodymium oxide. When would you use one over the other?

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Gemstone Faceting / Nanosital polishing
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:14:51 PM »
Does anyone know if Nanosital can be polished like quartz? That is, with an Ultralap or Cerrium oxide on perspex.

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Saws and Diamond Blades / Glueing Dops for slabbing
« on: October 17, 2017, 03:41:21 PM »
What's good for gluing rock to wood for slabbing? Is liquid nails construction glue type of thing any good? A lot seem to say Sodium Silicate but that sounds very old fashioned. Is it or is it the best?

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Cabbing and More / Grinding wheels
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:17:00 PM »
Are the textured coarse grit diamond grinding wheels more or less aggressive that the standard electroplated ones?

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Cabbing and More / Drawing software
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:21:23 PM »
Can anyone suggest free drawing software that doesn't require a 6 month's TAFE course to use  it? I want to CAD my own cab shapes rather than having 50 million templates. If the programme was suitable enough, I would pay for one. All I have tried are either too basic ( WORD, Exel etc) or far to complicated and still not flexible enough.

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Saws and Diamond Blades / Band versus disc
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:07:59 PM »
Pro's and Con's of using an industrial metal cutting band saw for slabbing. Diamond blade of course.

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