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by NDK
I agree that is a wonderful tutorial! I enjoyed it.
by Brian
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Here's Jason's slab back lit with a flashlight.




Wow! Who knew poop could look so great!

I can’t wait to see what you do with it, !
by rwa3006
Here's Jason's slab back lit with a flashlight.


by rockjunquie
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Wooferhound: Need more information about making small batches of Cement in the Tumbler ? Jan 23, 2021 12:53:29 GMT -5
1dave: And the winner of the Most Boring Author Contest is . . . Jan 23, 2021 13:54:18 GMT -5 *
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Wooferhound: What is that knocking sound ... is it the Front Door .. . .. Oh , now I'm waking up , it's just my happy tumbler rolling some colorful rocks . Jan 24, 2021 16:07:53 GMT -5 *
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