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Dopping and Heating Plate

Dopping and Heating Plate

Finally got around to making a heating plate for dopping my stones at home. Had some aluminium checker plate left over, cut into a triangle, used some shelf brackets I had, attached with rivets and bobs ur uncle. Works well, perhaps a little too well, stones got real hot real quick. But just need to take care, heat wax up before putting stones on plate.

 

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Home Built Sander/Polisher

Home Built Sander/Polisher

So the next machine is pretty much completed. Couple of springs to fit to keep belt tension and prevent motor jumping and its all done. Definitely makes a difference that the speed is significantly lower the the grinding machine for polishing. Going to put a cover over motor and belts too for safety. Rock On.

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Home Built Cabbing Machine

So over the last couple of months I have been building my own cabbing Machine. I have fitted the polishing head this week and tested it, Definitely works well. I feel the head spins a bit fast but I am building a separate polisher/sander so i will slow it down to a better speed. I am using Diamond Grinding Wheels and Expandable Sanding Drums, all 8". My water system recirculates the water, (good for level 3 water restrictions :) ). I will talk more about this over the next few blogs. If anyone is interested in doing this themselves, contact...

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First post

  Well hello all, this being the first post for us i just want to say hi and we look forward to helping you make delightful Cabs. I am creating a gallery on this store that will have many of the Cabs I have created and others from our local rock-hound club - Townsville Gem and Mineral Club. If any of you would like to add something let me know. Rock On Cabbers.

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