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thank you for doing the contests, if I recall I stepped in with a few cut and paste contest starts when our previous manager had life get in the way, as I recall he was a very busy person and stuff fell off the plate at times. Just doing that small task can be pretty time consuming.
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Obsidian would EASILY slice open a barrel liner. I mean good enough to process a wooly mammoth good enough for a simple rubber liner lol I always worry about the liner on my Model B.

Of for sure but since I don't tumble my agates and my obsidian together I don't think it was obsidian.

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