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What do you like doing best? eg tumbling

fossicking
faceting
tumbling
collecting
other(specify in reply)

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Patrick

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What do you like doing best?
« on: November 16, 2008, 11:21:22 AM »
 :D Hi what do you like to do best?

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2008, 11:07:00 PM »
This is a hard one to answer. I like to fossick but I also like to fascet what I find while fossicking.

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 06:36:37 PM »
Decisions, decisions...um...jewellery first, no wait... the rocks are calling, sooo pretty, freeform cabs.. jewellery..... faceting......
Oh give me a break, what do you expect?
I am a woman!!! ;D
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 08:27:25 PM »
Thats easy --  mow the lawn it takes 3hours (2 acres)  and then just uncover the faceting machine turn the air cond on. There is nothing better  beers
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009, 09:25:47 PM »
I love the other side of things, making the settings for the stones that I buy, either cabbing setting or wire wrapping. Although wire wrapping is my favorite.
I am now wanting to discover my own hidden treausres in rocks that I can find. ;D

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009, 10:30:21 PM »
Thats easy --  mow the lawn it takes 3hours (2 acres)  and then just uncover the faceting machine turn the air cond on. There is nothing better  beers
Nifty
Thank goodness our 33 acres has auto lawn mowers called alpacas, llama and an angora goat or I wouldn't have time to go to work.

I think I like best is tending to my ever loving chookies and like you turning the aircon on and facetting, mind you I only just started up again this week... I thought it was time to give my machine some excercise and see if it still worked after 14 months of sitting idle.
Ron and I have an Appointment to do some Laps ;) ;D

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009, 01:18:50 PM »
Just voted...I see no one picked tumbling...personally I really dislike tumbling..to me it requires no skill unlike cabbing and faceting which take lots of time and practice to perfect or even be good.   :o

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2009, 09:29:43 AM »
I like tumbling - the randomness of the results means that there are always some surprises to be had.... BUT I like fossicking better!

As for the faceting - don't have the equipment and can't justify the cost on account of me having a travelling job.  I have too many expensive interests already (photography and computers!)

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 01:32:29 PM »
hehe, was wondrin when you'd bite Calx? ;) ;D
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2009, 02:29:42 PM »
hear ye hear ye..Mr. calox..very much agreed..if you don't mind me asking(i am sure this has been brought up before on other forums) why is it called fossiking?

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2009, 02:46:59 PM »
why is it called fossicking? Because that word wasn't yet taken by another pastime...   Happy to be of assistance - please let me know if you have any other questions!   ;D


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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2009, 07:43:35 PM »
Amguy,
Mainly used in Australia
Fossicking
1.    Mining. to undermine another's digging; search for waste gold in relinquished workings, washing places, etc.
2.    to search for any object by which to make gain: to fossick for clients.
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2009, 09:43:39 PM »
I'll take faceting any day, because taking the stone off the dop is like opening a present.
I ran a cab production business in the late 1970's and we cut thousands of them, so they seem too much like work now.

Actually, I kind of like cutting the lawn here. We have an acre, but I came up with a marvellous trick.  I went to a boating store and got one of those gimballed beer can holders and mounted it on my lawn tractor.  This eliminates the undesirable straight mowing lines that bother fussy neighbours.
On really hot days, it's even better, because I cannot remember mowing the lawn, and the next morning, think the elves came out and did it.

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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2009, 09:49:24 PM »
Haha, brilliant.

Our lawn mower died one day, so we attached a wheel off the side of our whipper snipper. Our grass had a mowhawk. :D
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Re: What do you like doing best?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2009, 10:14:45 PM »
But seriously folk, the origin of the word "fossick" and its derivatives is Cornwall in England.  Even in the 19th century when the word made its way to Australia with Cornish miners, its use was apparently limited.  Whilst the word was effectively archaic in England, it gained a new lease of life in Australian English.

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