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    First Turquoise

    I thought I would try the turquoise that I ordered a while back. I first purchased a how to DVD from Larry Fox at http://home.earthlink.net/~larryfox/.

    I used the C1 to cut the stone and it worked very well.

    Any comments or critiques are welcome.
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    Absolutely gorgeous, Pete.
    I'd be interested in how you did that but probably won't spring for the DVD. Is there any information anywhere else?
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    As I said Pete that is a beauty. I like the rim treatment.
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    I like it Pete. That's very cool. The band of turquoise is a bit wider than you often see...I like it.
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    Pete, that is very cool. Love the use of different mediums in a project.
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    Very pretty. I like your use of the material and treatment of the bowl. Isn't that stuff pretty expensive?

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Frank, I bought the stone at http://www.colbaugh.net/home.html for $15 a pound. If you call them you have to ask for floor scraps.

    Gord, the process is pretty simple. You crush the stone and screen them into three sizes: dust, tiny stones and stones about 3/16. Then mix about 2 square inches of 5 minute epoxy and cover the epoxy with the dust. Then the big stones and finally the middle stones. Mix and apply with a chisel and let dry. Larry sands with a belt sander and then circles on a disc. If there are any air bubbles he fills with dust and thin CA and sands to 400.

    I cut with the C1 instead of belt sander
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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Pete really like your bowl the turquoise band adds an unusual and nice touch to it

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