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Cabbing and More / Re: Grinding wheels
« on: June 30, 2017, 07:15:27 PM »
I have a worn 80 grit. I am looking at a new 80 grit to grind the outline shape. Sounds like the textured wheel might be the go.
Shivan, what do you mean it leaves a " textured finish"? Do you mean just deeper scratches?

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?

Gem of the Month / Re: Turquoise
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:10:36 PM »
The Australian Turquoise comes with a free stubby holder.

Cabbing and More / Re: Drawing software
« on: June 29, 2017, 06:55:41 PM »
Is that what it's actually called? I tried Googling it and only got a game.
Vectr has a good support service. Powerful but a bit complicated to use. I am guessing all vector style design programmes are the same. I think it is sort of a free alternative to photoshop.

Cabbing and More / Re: Drawing software
« on: June 26, 2017, 12:21:03 PM »
Starting to get a feel for Vectr and it is quite good. My main reason was I wanted to draw shapes and see how they looked. While a good set of templates is very handy still. I am hopeless at freehand sketching. Lots of you tubes on Vectr also so that is handy. I will check out some of the other suggestions also.

Cabbing and More / Re: Drawing software
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:52:19 PM »
For anyone else looking, Vectr is worth a look. Down loadable or Cloud for easy sharing. "Free" so has to be some hidden catch. Yet to find it.

Cabbing and More / Re: Drawing software
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:19:24 PM »
I will check it out. The size thing sounds good. Easier than using a grid.

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.

General Discussion / Re: Finding quartz
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:11:28 PM »
I have picked up a couple of fist sized bits of smokey while picking apples there. Like finding anything, research is the only way. Qld globe is great and so is mines online maps although the latter was caught asleep and I think they are still trying to update their software so it works with browsers other than IE. They only had a couple of years warning so can't really blame them.

Saws and Diamond Blades / Re: Band versus disc
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:53:17 PM »
I was looking at equipment costs. I can get a band saw that will cut 150 by 150mm for about $600 plus about $150 for a blade. The blades do wear quicker than a circular blade though. With a 1mm or 1.5mm by 25mm or even 50mm band I would hope not too much flexing. As far as I can think, that would be the only negative. Flatness of cut. All input is welcome and taken on board.

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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