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1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

Homemade coin tumbler from a discarded computer printer
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https://youtu.be/SiG96bbH1_w

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well now... That is unique. Great use of available materials. Cheers, RickO

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston Nice retro job! I just finished up 2 batches of local jasper and learned about the fifth step, burnishing with a shaved Ivory soap bar. The larger hunks came out the best. What's your best local rock of choice? Peace Roy

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm concerned that you used a glass vessel. I think it's gonna crack over time, The glass is not gonna hold up under the constant impact. Plenty of plastic jars in that range.Think about it. Roy

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 .... Nice job on that Jasper Roy.... Not common in this area. Here we get a lot of shale, flint, bluestone, limestone....fair amount of quartz. Cheers, RickO

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:

    What's your best local rock of choice? Peace Roy
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    I have not found any but the Massachusetts state gemstone is rhodonite, and I think it would tumble well.


    Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate,SiO₃ and member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. It commonly occurs as cleavable to compact masses with a rose-red color, often tending to brown because of surface oxidation.
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    Rhodonite, Massachusetts’ official gemstone, was discovered in Plainfield, Hampshire county. The mineral is usually found in the same places where black manganese minerals are spotted. It can be recognized by its pink or dark rose shades.

    Plainfield is the only known location where rhodonite can be found in the state.

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    its well time well spent on some thing i can use :)

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston That rhodolite structure looks very interesting. The local flea market vendors often have all sorts of raw rocks for cheap but I have to know what I'm looking at. Cell phone is very helpful. I'm doing a load of quartz its right now. Peace Roy

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1630Boston... That Rhodonite is an attractive crystal. Since it is so scarce, I wonder why Massachusetts chose it as the state gemstone? Cheers, RickO

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    @1630Boston... That Rhodonite is an attractive crystal. Since it is so scarce, I wonder why Massachusetts chose it as the state gemstone? Cheers, RickO

    Lots of strange things here in the BayState :)

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    1630Boston1630Boston Posts: 13,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rhodonite was recognized by Massachusetts in 1979 as the official state gem or gem symbol


    Rhodonite necklace; photo by Narisa on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution

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    Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Excellent idea - time to look for old printers at Goodwill this weekend!

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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    metalmeistermetalmeister Posts: 4,584 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Repurpose! Keeping stuff out of the land fill. Good show man.

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