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2,577 30,488 New to Tumbling
by opalpyrexia
Apr 10, 2021 21:57:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 2 Viewing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

152 1,377 Important: Cloudinary (Upload File button) users please read
by Tommy
Apr 10, 2021 18:27:37 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 17 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

4,996 61,825 Help with Nat Geo Tumbler Video - FIRST VIDEO DONE (Pg. 5)
by Jugglerguy
Apr 11, 2021 9:59:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 12 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,589 49,247 I might have a problem
by stewdogg
Apr 11, 2021 10:25:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 9 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

11,103 148,093 Badger Pocket and friends cabs completed
by stefan
Apr 10, 2021 18:32:29 GMT -5
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Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,805 59,365 Wraps For This Week 4-10-21
by jasoninsd
Apr 10, 2021 21:53:04 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

930 13,051 Seeking your opinion on torch
by standles
Apr 11, 2021 9:52:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

334 4,678 What (budget) tools are best for carving and polishing?
by standles
Apr 10, 2021 8:34:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc.

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,635 24,693 How to Make Beads for Pandora Bracelets
by Jugglerguy
Apr 3, 2021 16:22:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones - 1 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

103 1,484 Let’s see if someone can help:
by hummingbirdstones
Apr 10, 2021 21:41:57 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 1 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

149 2,620 Meteorite Spheres
by jasoninsd
Mar 12, 2021 23:48:33 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials - 1 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

100 2,904 How to Drill a Pendant
by 1dave
Apr 7, 2021 6:21:58 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information - 8 Viewing

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

539 4,359 Tumbled in the belly of the beast?
by Benathema
Apr 10, 2021 18:20:58 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 2 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,338 144,192 I found my fossil for this month's cabbing contest
by stephan
Apr 10, 2021 21:03:42 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 8 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

6,036 62,261 Teepee slabs
by stephan
Apr 10, 2021 21:10:18 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 11 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,840 22,985 Vise for wet stone polishing tool
by standles
Apr 10, 2021 19:50:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 7 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,438 39,079 COPROLITE
by RWA3006
Apr 11, 2021 10:03:16 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,118 11,979 The Arrowhead Whisperer Article
by fernwood
Apr 6, 2021 12:16:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 2 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,861 23,720 Found in West Texas
by wpotterw
Apr 11, 2021 7:03:01 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,898 136,121 Dog or Bear?
by electrocutus
Mar 22, 2021 12:46:14 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

769 25,004 Cabochon Challenge April 2021, FOSSILS! theme
by MsAli
Apr 11, 2021 9:55:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 8 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,689 31,905 Video: good times - Tory Hlll Ontario (Canada)
by quartzilla
Apr 10, 2021 19:55:02 GMT -5
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Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,330 10,897 Latest order from Blairrock
by stardiamond
Apr 9, 2021 12:42:29 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,419 28,887 Rock Tumblers delight - Proboards fundraiser auction
by Brian
Apr 11, 2021 6:53:08 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

11,946 160,878 Shaky Hands
by RWA3006
Apr 11, 2021 9:42:49 GMT -5


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amygdule: Sports are Gay Apr 10, 2021 8:16:29 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Once the overpaid players went woke, and started the kneeling thing, I quit watching. I never watched sports to hear the player's politics. Just button it! Apr 10, 2021 9:41:16 GMT -5
parfive: Lemme know when ya cancel Ted Nugent. Apr 10, 2021 12:53:13 GMT -5
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1dave: Politics and Sports don't mix. icon_think Hell, politics don't mix with anything! (taunt012) Apr 10, 2021 14:59:27 GMT -5
amygdule: Did anyone notice that the newbie ellespark is probably SPAM !!! Apr 10, 2021 15:04:45 GMT -5
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amygdule: Green eggs & Spam Apr 10, 2021 19:55:29 GMT -5
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rockpickerforever: You're probably right, 'dule. If I recall correctly (never a sure thing these days (insane)), I think this person said they'd joined for the express purpose of buying/selling/trading rocks since they didn't have cool rocks in their area. Apr 10, 2021 20:39:43 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Joined, then saw the rules about selling. Probably won't be back. And then again, maybe I am thinking about a different person? Anything is possible. Apr 10, 2021 20:41:37 GMT -5
stephan: by “gay,” I assume you mean “fabulous.” Apr 10, 2021 22:56:17 GMT -5
Benathema: I need a universal adapter for my adapter than was universal. Apr 10, 2021 23:23:22 GMT -5
amygdule: I was thinking bread & circus. Like when you take a loaf of bread down to the jetty and the seagulls go apeshit. Apr 10, 2021 23:32:55 GMT -5
jasoninsd: My wife said I was immature. So I told her to get out of my fort. Apr 11, 2021 1:54:34 GMT -5
Wooferhound: Tomorrow was better Yesterday Apr 11, 2021 6:19:35 GMT -5
Tommy: "Did anyone notice that the newbie ellespark is probably SPAM !!!" I did heehee ... Spammers are getting crafty - this one posted some out of context nonsense about rock tumbling an buried a pharmaceutical link in the post. Hope nobody clicked it Apr 11, 2021 9:38:30 GMT -5
1dave: Sharon was startled by my presence in the dining room.
“Don’t worry about me, I’m only pretending to be here.”
“Good Job!” She said.
Apr 11, 2021 10:04:20 GMT -5