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#1 Dr J

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:12 PM


My first Caymanite SS frame was based on a free Bill Hays template, which was modified slightly, the second was from a drawing I made, this one is based on a Hrawk free Internet template. I must admit that this one took the most time because of the way it is cut. I had to be certain that there was no soft layers between th various various colors. To me it turned out quite well, I hope you like it almost as much as I do.

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#2 ceedub

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:40 PM

How much does one of these beauties weigh when they are all said and done? I like this one the best so far!

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

That looks really lovely! What sort of equipment do you use to cut it out and finish it? Is it fragile ... if you drop it on a hard surface, say from chest height, will it break?

 

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

That is really pretty, Doctor.  I mean I just love the colors.  If dropped on a concrete surface from shooting position, is it likely to shatter or chip?  That model of Hrawk's looks like a real fine shooter, too.  *Great* job.


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#5 Mr.Teh

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

Wow so beautiful this Caymanite, the slingshot of course too, great work  :thumbsup:



#6 Dr J

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Ceedub this one weighs about 8oz (1/2)lb.
Charles, it is far from being fragile, if dropped, it could break depending on how it landed. Then I have seenl them getting away while polishing because of heat generated flung across the room and be intact. I have no intention to try. I cut it with a diamond saw as described in the Reversable Equalizer post.
I have provided a hole so that a lanyard can be attached. This I hope would reduce the chances of accidental dropping.
Caymanite is indeed a pretty stone, and those displayed only represent a small fraction of the combination of colors available.
To see a wide variety of colors check out my web page. Of course some of these I no longer have in my collection.
Thanks for your interest! It is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

Very nice DR J! You rock! ;)

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

really beautiful doc



#9 PorkChopSling

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

Wow, nice!! Great work the D. J!!

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 09:57 PM

You the rock doc! Very pretty!

#11 Vetryan15

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:36 AM

I must say, caymanite is a beautiful material to work with, very nice piece of art

#12 AnTrAxX

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

Beautiful pattern.

Really an amazing stone.

Good job!



#13 e~shot

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:06 AM

Cool!



#14 Dr J

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:22 AM

Thanks to all the forum members who commented on this post, please understand that it appreciated and not taken for granted. Keep well!

#15 mr. green

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:02 AM


Doc, that is one very beautiful slinghsot fit for a museum or art gallery or jewelry store. Thank you for sharing.

#16 dan ford

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

Straight stunning !!!!!!!!!

#17 quarterinmynose

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

Dr. J, you do some amazing things with this material.  Beautiful work, Sir.



#18 Flycatcher

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:53 PM

cool! how much time did it take to do these up?



#19 Dr J

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

Fly catcher about half a day with interruptions ,quite a bit less if none.




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