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#26

AtomRat
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From: Katazone, VIC
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12 April 2016 11:58 am

If you upgrade the faceting machine, then you can remove the arm from the $20 old one and have yourself a flatlap too smile


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#27

shivan
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12 April 2016 12:45 pm

Yes, i have been using it as a flat lap for now. I will get it working as a faceting machine again, but the Ultra Tec has everything including polishing laps which i still lack. Its more money than i can really afford, but thinking about selling the detector if i end up buying it.


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#28

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16 April 2016 08:29 pm

Well I picked up the ultratec today. Is an older machine but everything seems to work.
Got a heap of bits and pieces, including some faceting rough.
Will have to go through the laps to see what is useable, as they do not look like they have been used in a while, but I can't wait to get home and play. Just got to make it through a week of UNI first hmm


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#29

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28 April 2016 12:18 pm

Well here is my new toy. Needs some TLC, but i think it will do the job nicely.
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#30

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06 June 2016 01:32 pm

Well have finally got my 10" saw and grinders mounted. Have set the grinder up using the hose, but had a bit too much water flow, will figure a gravity feed out later. Have got some oil for the saw and will try it out this arvo.
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#31

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06 June 2016 01:57 pm

Awesome stuff shivan, got a great setup now smile Nice looking faceting unit too


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#32

shivan
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06 June 2016 05:51 pm

Cheers AR, getting there slowly.
Sliced a bit of rhyolite open on the saw to test it out and seems to work well. Just need to make up a hood for it as there was oil everywhere...
Have not tried this out yet, have not had the time.
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shivan
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08 June 2016 06:52 pm

Made up a perspex hood for the saw and it works a treat. Really happy with how it turned out.
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#34

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18 June 2016 10:56 pm

A few bits i have been cutting. Some bits better than others but have a bit of material for cabbing now.
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#35

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19 June 2016 12:02 am

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!!

Restoring and repair of old but worthy machines to get the results you have is great.
Looking forward to some more pics of your works.

Cheers GG


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#36

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03 November 2016 06:57 pm

A friend from the lapidary club was getting rid of some of his gear and i was lucky enough to get offered first pick.
I was able to find two grinders, both two wheels, one also has two end plates for sanding or polishing.
I also picked up a 16" flat lap so i can start polishing my agates, thunder eggs and specimens. There are three plates for it one is double sided the other two single sided. There seems to be two good plates to use for grinding and the slightly dished plate i will use for polishing.
There was also a nice selection of books, including Ion.L.Idress prospecting for gold.

The machines will need to be cleaned up and bolted down, but all have motors and seem to be in good working order. Think i am almost set now.
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#37

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05 November 2016 11:47 am

I missed out on this post the other day mate, so had to search for it
The images / photos are not showing up for me? Can't, see but great job on scoring some more equipment mate smile


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#38

shivan
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05 November 2016 12:11 pm

I think photobucket is down for maintenance, that is where i upload my photos to. When its back up they should show up again.
I was very happy with what i got AR, should have just about everything i need lapidary wise, just got to get set up for the silver/gold working next.


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#39

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05 November 2016 06:13 pm

I wow I see it all now. Vibra lap is a fancy one, you could cut n polish glass lenses on that I recon..

Sweet books in the collection, the uranium one looks a blast hehe When is the clubroom opening? lol lol


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#40

shivan
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05 November 2016 08:11 pm

I was really happy with it all, but i think the books will keep me going for a while. I really didnt know there were so many ores of Uranium glasses

When i get the garage cleaned out i will start setting up my lapidary room..... Just hope i have enough room for it all lol


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#41

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05 November 2016 09:16 pm

Great collection of books and gear Shivan. smile

Really like the agate you cut. It should polish beautifully.


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