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fossickeract

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Mosaics
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:09:43 PM »
Okay now members here don't just fiddle with faceting/cabbing machines. I have spent some time with a precision saw cutting 3mm slabs from rocks found on fossicking trips to produce a palette for those of more artistic talent and patience than I. I have put a couple of photos of mosaics produced in my photo album for those interested. I will go back to fiddling with my faceting machine.  beers Ted
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Re: Mosaics
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 04:33:33 PM »
Very impressive, reminds me of the carpentry pictures I made 40+ years ago.

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Re: Mosaics
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 09:02:00 PM »
Awesome work, I really like these. I will have to have a go one day. Did you sand it all at the end to get it all level ?They'd be amongst the best lapidary works I've seen.
Thanks for sharing :) beers

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Re: Mosaics
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2021, 10:23:05 PM »
 Yes they do a final wet sanding using different silicon carbide grits on a large fast cast iron lap.  They then coat with an epoxy resin. Rock pieces stuck on a sheet of glass. Hope I've got that right.                                                     beers Ted 
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Re: Mosaics
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2021, 08:10:30 PM »
That's cool, so you could use them like a stain glass window. I was think they were larger than perhaps they are, sanding of a larger mosaic could be done with resin granite polishing pads on a orbital sander.
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