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Welcome new members & old from the Lapidary/Gemstone Community Forum. Please join up. You will be approved after spam check & you must manually activate your acct with the link in your email

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Board Announcements

General Announcements of Board Activities, Policies, Changes to Policies, Board Maintenance

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on August 23, 2016, 09:50:55 PM
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Welcome!

A place to Introduce yourself, say hello and make new friends!

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Last post by olgguy
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Buy/Sell/Trade

A place to buy items from other members, sell your own items, or arrange trades with other members. You must have a minimum of fifty posts in order to sell anything in this area. Please see forum policies for further explanation. Anyone posting items for sale with less than 50 posts to their name will have the post removed. No Exceptions!

297 Posts
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Last post by mirkaba
in Re: WTB or Trade Dino Bo...
on August 18, 2016, 08:30:35 AM
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Photography

Want to know how to take good photos of that special cabochon you made? Need to adjust the lighting on your camera? Want to build a lightbox? Just need general photo help? This is your spot for learning and sharing.

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Last post by olgguy
in Re: any way to make a tr...
on July 21, 2016, 07:44:27 PM
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Contests

Check here regularly for contests and other competitions we may hold for your enjoyment and friendly competition! This is for forum held competitions only.

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Last post by Talusman
in Re: Vote for the Outrage...
on August 20, 2016, 03:15:12 AM

Off Topic Area

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Random Musings

This is your section for all things not related to Lapidary! Here's where you can post about your family vacation or discuss other topics not related to the forum.

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325 Topics
Last post by olgguy
in Re: Every friggin time!!...
on August 23, 2016, 08:09:13 PM
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Other Hobbies

Most of us have hobbies outside of Lapidary. Some of us Garden, some of us love our Model trains or tie flies for fishing. Here's your place to discuss these other things we all love doing.

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37 Topics
Last post by sealdaddy
in Re: The inflatable boat ...
on July 14, 2016, 08:14:49 AM

Let's Rock

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Rockhounding Tips, Maps, Trips Etc.

Have a good place to hound at that you want to share? Just took a hounding trip and want to share your pictures? Have an outstanding map of an area to help other rockhounds? This is your place to post!

1127 Posts
122 Topics
Last post by Greg Hiller
in Re: Rockhounding Trip to...
on August 23, 2016, 12:29:35 PM
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Group outings

Please use this child board to create, plan and go on group outings as members of the forum here.

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Last post by Minkos61
in Re: Washington State gro...
on February 13, 2015, 05:31:48 PM
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Prospecting

Mineral and Metals prospecting. Trips, tips & digging reports. Show us what you got!

87 Posts
11 Topics
Last post by mearic71
in Re: Bedrock Prospectors ...
on July 12, 2016, 06:50:34 PM
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Rough and Slabs

Show off your rough or newly cut slabs here!

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195 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: chrysocolla on quart...
on August 18, 2016, 08:48:16 PM
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Mineral Specimens

Have a specimen collection? Want to show off some pieces? Looking for ideas of specimens to add to your collection? This is your board.

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Last post by southerly
in Re: Slab Identification ...
on August 22, 2016, 01:42:49 AM
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Fossils

If you love collecting fossils, or are looking for a certain fossil for a creation, or just love to hunt for them, this is your area to play.

37 Posts
7 Topics
Last post by crazyjays
in Re: Aunt's Fossil. Need...
on June 30, 2016, 08:23:40 PM
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Identifications of Materials

Have a rock, but don't know what it is? Need to know if something is chalcedony or common opal but cannot tell the difference? Post it here for others to help you out.

702 Posts
104 Topics
Last post by Jhon P
in Re: Highway 46 in Califo...
on Today at 12:10:37 PM
Child Boards: Deceptive Stones
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Ancient Lapidary History

Found an article online about some recent archaeological finds? Found a great picture of ancient lapidary equipment? Want to discuss ancient techniques? This is your forum!

59 Posts
7 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Re: Speaking of Patinas
on May 09, 2016, 05:48:11 PM
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Crystals

This is your area to discuss crystals. Have some examples of Crystal structures you wish to share? Have a gorgeous cluster that you cannot stop drooling over? Have oodles of Druzy you want to show off? Want to discuss metaphysical properties of crystals? Here's your area.

33 Posts
5 Topics
Last post by Phishisgroovin
in Re: Not sure of the name
on June 01, 2016, 09:55:50 PM
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Opal

All things relating to Opal - Mining, Carving, Cutting, Grinding, Tips on Care and storage etc.

Moderators: Asianfire, Opalholic

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12 Topics
Last post by Neural
in Re: Yowah arrow head
on July 31, 2016, 10:14:38 PM
Child Boards: Opal Poetry, Stories & Myths

Rock Art

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Cabochons, Intarsias, Cameos

A place to display you recent cabochon creations! Learning intarsia and wish to post your progress? Do you have questions on how to create a cabochon or what wax works best to dop with? This is your forum.

1600 Posts
198 Topics
Last post by Amethyst Rose
in Re: Cutting turquoise
on August 23, 2016, 10:56:30 AM
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Carvings and Sculptures

Love to carve your rock? Love to take rock and make sculptures? Here's your new hangout!

613 Posts
77 Topics
Last post by Sandsave
in Re: McDermitt Spheres
on August 21, 2016, 05:26:19 AM
Child Boards: Opal Carvers Gallery, Jade Carving Gallery, Spheres
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Faceted Gems

Learning how to Facet? Want to show off your faceted creations? Are you an old pro at faceting and want to share your knowledge? This is your forum.

13 Posts
4 Topics
Last post by olgguy
in Re: Golden Beryl
on August 14, 2016, 04:24:51 PM
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Tumbling

Love to tumble rock? Has your electricity bill gone through the roof because you're running tumblers 24/7? This is your forum!

72 Posts
9 Topics
Last post by Ed_Lynn
in Re: Rock tumbling proced...
on August 22, 2016, 05:46:50 PM
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Knapping

Love to knapp rock? Want to show off your knapped creations? Here's your forum section.

13 Posts
1 Topics
Last post by bgast1
in Re: I am trying to learn
on May 11, 2015, 07:12:11 AM
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Knife Making

Some folks love to put stone handles on their knives. If you are one of these people, here is your area to have fun!

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13 Topics
Last post by Jhon P
in Re: Sodalite Buck 110
on August 23, 2016, 06:50:37 AM
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Tutorials for the Rock Art Area

This is an area for tutorials related to any of the above listed areas. Want to show folks how to cut a cab? Here's where to post the tutorial. Want to post a video on how to knapp a blade? Here's the place to post it. Please post only tutorials here.

56 Posts
9 Topics
Last post by PhilNM
in Re: Stablizing and crack...
on August 09, 2016, 10:13:37 AM

Rockin' Jewelry

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Gold, Silver, Other Metals, Casting and Fabrication

Love to work in metal? Like to pour hot metal? This is your area to post.

126 Posts
16 Topics
Last post by MurphyStone
in Re: pickle question? new...
on July 27, 2016, 08:39:37 PM
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Wearable or Utilitarian Jewelry Art

This is anything utilitarian that isn't necessarily jewelry, yet could be jewelry - walking sticks, belt buckles, hair pins, barrettes, hatbands,horse halters, saddlery you bejewelled, etc...

43 Posts
7 Topics
Last post by jakesrocks
in Re: Earing findings, wha...
on Today at 12:47:33 PM
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Metal Clay

An area for those who like to work in Metal Clay to hang out and discuss their art.

71 Posts
6 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: 2016 Metals entry
on May 13, 2016, 07:01:22 PM
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Wire Wrapping

If wire is your pride and joy and you love to wrap, this is your forum.

192 Posts
20 Topics
Last post by Amethyst Rose
in Re: Sierra Madre Agate s...
on August 22, 2016, 07:44:39 AM
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Chainmaille

Like to create works using chainmaille techniques? Here's your section.

7 Posts
1 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Maille Butterfly
on March 18, 2015, 09:24:55 AM
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Show and Tell!!!!

Sharing your finished jewelry creations with everyone!

367 Posts
56 Topics
Last post by Amethyst Rose
in Re: Baxter Blue Faceted ...
on August 19, 2016, 07:05:59 PM
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Tutorials for Jewelry Making

This is the place for any tutorials as it relates to the above areas of casting, fabrication, metal clay, Chainmaille, and wire wrapping. Please post only tutorials here.

74 Posts
8 Topics
Last post by olgguy
in Re: Preventing oxidation...
on August 02, 2016, 04:49:34 PM

Beads!!!!!

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Show your Finished Beads

Love to make beads using stone, glass, paper, clay or other mediums? Post them here!

1201 Posts
168 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: Recent finished cutt...
on August 03, 2016, 06:28:42 PM
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Bead Embroidery and Bead Weaving

Love to bead embroider? Enjoy doing bead weaving? Here is your area of beaded love. You can never have to many beads!

132 Posts
13 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: New Creation
on August 12, 2016, 06:22:06 PM
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Kumihimo, Cord Making, Braiding, Macrame

Kumihimo and other cord making Arts as they pertain to beads and Jewelry making.

43 Posts
12 Topics
Last post by cobbledstones
in Re: first attempt at kum...
on March 06, 2016, 07:17:58 PM
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Polymer Clay, Air Dry Clay, Resin, Epoxy or Glass Based Clays

Like to make Jewelry using various clays? Do you sculpt with it? Like to create new fashion jewelry using clay? Post here.

35 Posts
2 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Re: Working on Another P...
on December 06, 2015, 09:55:21 PM
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Glass Blowing, Fusing, Slumping, Lampworking, Dichroic Glass...

Glass arts as they pertain to jewelry making and beading.

20 Posts
4 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in Glass Pendant
on July 01, 2016, 08:31:55 PM
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Tutorials for Beads Category

A place to house all the tutorials for the above topics in the Beads category. Please post only tutorials here.

60 Posts
8 Topics
Last post by southerly
in Re: Cutting a small bead...
on August 15, 2016, 12:50:13 AM

Gadgets, Gizmos, and Dohickeys

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Fixing, Modifying and Refurbishing your Lapidary Equipment

Bought an old saw, need to figure out how to fix it or rebuild it? Have belts you need to resurface? Building equipment from the ground up? This is your area to ask questions.

433 Posts
41 Topics
Last post by finegemdesigns
in Re: Saw blade hole diame...
on Today at 09:49:58 AM
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What Equipment to Buy and Where to Get it.

Need input on buying a piece of equipment? Here's your area.

209 Posts
22 Topics
Last post by vitzitziltecpatl
in Re: Diamond Pacific Tita...
on August 05, 2016, 09:20:47 PM
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Cutting, Grinding, Polishing

Need to know the right equipment to use for a certain need? Wonder how to get that chunk of rough to stay where you want it for slabbing it? Want to know how to make your saw run a lot quieter? Have general equipment questions that don't fall into other categories? Here's your spot.

418 Posts
52 Topics
Last post by Jhon P
in Re: Further polishing is...
on Today at 12:18:07 PM
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Tool Talk

Love tools? Looking for a specific tool and need help finding it? Want to refurbish that old pair of pliers? Here's your place.

125 Posts
18 Topics
Last post by jakesrocks
in Re: This is what i have ...
on August 18, 2016, 11:17:37 AM
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SAFETY

General workshop and studio safety when working with equipment. What works, what doesn't work.

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6 Topics
Last post by hummingbirdstones
in Re: Masks, Silica dust, ...
on January 19, 2016, 06:21:40 AM

Lapidary and Jewelry News

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Articles from Members, Magazine and Club Postings

Have a club event coming up? Want to share the latest article you wrote? Found something awesome in a recent magazine you want to share? This is the place.

6 Posts
3 Topics
Last post by lithicbeads
in More on Bannerstones
on March 05, 2016, 07:24:32 PM
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Shows

Looking for a show to sell your wares at? Want to advertise a show you know about in your area? Setting up for a show soon and need pointers? Heading off to Quartzite to the Tucson Shows and want to meet folks? This is your place.

120 Posts
26 Topics
Last post by Enchantra
in Do You Need A Place to S...
on August 21, 2016, 12:23:28 PM
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Website

Have a website? Need help with it? Have questions about blogging or SEO? Just need to know the best place to put up an online shop? Here's your forum.

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3 Topics
Last post by gemfeller
in Re: First Class Mailing?
on June 13, 2016, 02:31:35 PM
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