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Specimen trimming, tips and techniques
Denise
post Aug 31 2007, 07:32 AM
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Ok.....I have several specimens that need some trimming to help make them look more presentable. Any tips on how to do that? mellow.gif

I know Im no "Collectors Edge", but I like to do things myself If I can....hehe
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jim
post Oct 22 2007, 06:44 AM
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Those specimans remind me of the skeletal quartz that i have. i did trim a piece or two.if it was mine i would position the pieces in my saw where the favored crystals would stand purty.not nessessarily strait up but rather in a nice looking way.of coarse you would have to take into account the length and weight so that it would stand and not topple over .it just needs a good base.as far as bad spots such as the missing smokey i would have to work each piece as needed to keep the good and preserve the purty while removing the undesirable.one thing for sure i learned from the skeletal is masive quartz tends to weaken if the base is thined too much.you hafta remember that before it was massive it was individual crystals.
i don't know if this helps or if it even makes since to others.........but i tried biggrin.gif jim
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