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I have been playing with rocks for about 7 years now and still have not grown bored with it.

I started with a few ounces of coober opal rough, a drill w/sanding attachment, silicon carbide sandpaper, tin oxide-charged leather and some dremel bits.

I was able to fashion a 8mm x 5mm shiny stone with some nice fire. I set it in a ring and gave it to my wife and she still wears it to this day.

After seeing that I could take a dull rock and put a beautiful shine on it, I was hooked.

So now my den has become a quarry. Even now as I type, I must do so over slabs, cabs and dop sticks. Boxes of boulders occupy the spaces beneath tables, backyard and car.

I have taken a few trips to Devil's Head and Wigwam up in the Rockies to swing a rock…

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  • Born on July 27
  • Joined April 12, 2008

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About

I have been playing with rocks for about 7 years now and still have not grown bored with it.

I started with a few ounces of coober opal rough, a drill w/sanding attachment, silicon carbide sandpaper, tin oxide-charged leather and some dremel bits.

I was able to fashion a 8mm x 5mm shiny stone with some nice fire. I set it in a ring and gave it to my wife and she still wears it to this day.

After seeing that I could take a dull rock and put a beautiful shine on it, I was hooked.

So now my den has become a quarry. Even now as I type, I must do so over slabs, cabs and dop sticks. Boxes of boulders occupy the spaces beneath tables, backyard and car.

I have taken a few trips to Devil's Head and Wigwam up in the Rockies to swing a rock hammer.
If you ever get the chance to do the same, I highly suggest it =)

If you are looking for a particular type or color of stone you want cabbed or even wrapped, let me know and I will see if I can accomodate.

Thanks for looking at my stuff.

~Tom

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