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Winston  I have the Lorton 33B and have had no trouble with it for  past ten years, I have this model as I also do Silversmithing and use one barrel of rock off cuts and the other for burnishing the silver. 

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Thanks Phil I will try the rough quartz and see how I go. beers

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Phil, I have the same problem with diamond wheels, nice and smooth stone without scratch's at 600, I then go to the 1200 and scratch's appear.  I was getting a good polish when I used Silicon Carbide Wheels, have used them for years up to about five years ago but am thinking of going back to them, diamond wheels aren't as good as I was told.  I guess this doesn't help with your laps but I have a similar problem.

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Cabbing and More / Re: Where to Buy Slabs/Rough for Cabbing
« on: July 10, 2020, 10:03:38 AM »
Yes agree with Bucket, Crystalworld Devon Meadows is a great spot, loads of material and it like a rockhound Lolly Shop hotthirsty

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Cabbing and More / Re: Marking Out Cabochons
« on: July 04, 2020, 03:58:13 PM »
Yep I use the same Aluminium Wire or pencil, for dark stones


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Jimnyjerry
after reading your post last week, I can sympathys with you, was laying down digging out some crystals last Sunday, twisted to get my rock pick and heard a pop and pain in my right ribs, you guessed it cracked a rib, anyhow we can compare wounds, who said rock hunting wasn't a dangerous sport ;D

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Quick recovery Jimnyjerry beers

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Tell Us About Yourself / Re: Number of wheels in a car
« on: April 11, 2020, 11:17:54 AM »
Ghost, when I left school, I trained as an Assayor with a Geo Exploration team, travelling around the country for Aberfoyle resources, back then I had no interest in collecting rocks, but took a lot of samples around Australia in our research.  Know I wish I had taken a couple of samples and put in those white sample bags I use to pile up in the Laboratory, still know the locations but in the past 40 years, most of them have been turned into National Parks.


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Im cleaning up about two 40 litre buckets of Boulder Opal, I've had for 20 years and didn't realise how good the pieces are, my trip saw and wheels are a mess, but the Boulder is beautiful.   Next will be my opal from Lightning Ridge, if my fingernails can hack it. hotthirsty

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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Dopping Stones
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:56:02 AM »
Yes my experience too mate, I found the red was more flexible, where green was very brittle but lasted, I threw away the red because it had that flexability, do you think I should have stayed with the red.

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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Dopping Stones
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:03:33 PM »
Sorry Faceting Frank, I forgot to say its is for cabbing not faceting.


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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Dopping Stones
« on: February 01, 2020, 12:23:30 PM »
Yes FlashGP, I have the orange flaked Shellac, so am trying it out today beers

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Fossicking Locations / Re: Wee Jasper
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:49:42 PM »
Sandbagger, have an uncle that has property out that way, he's been carting water for a while, so I think there is minimal water in the area, It might be safer after the fire season is over.

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Ask a "Silly" Question / Re: Dopping Stones
« on: January 29, 2020, 08:48:02 PM »
Thanks guys, I have some shellac, I might try that method.
 beers

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Ask a "Silly" Question / Dopping Stones
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:40:29 PM »
Hi, has anybody had problems with dopping using sealing wax.  I have use wax on my dopping sticks for about 15 years, but over the last twelve months, I don't know whether it is the wax, but the stones seal to the stone, but once I start working on them they drop off the stick.   Can anybody suggest what I maybe doing wrong or has anybody got a suggestion on what other median and can use to attach the stone to the dop stick.

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