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Lapidary - created by kyricom


Lapidary
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  • Camera: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
  • Camera model: PENTAX K-3
  • Exposure time: 1/25
  • Aperture: f/8.0
  • ISO: 800

Lapidary is the art of cutting, shaping, and polishing stones, something I have been doing for about 45 years. You start by slicing a rock, similar to slicing bread (only on a diamond saw). I can do rocks up to about the size of a bowling ball on my big saw (not pictured). Then, you take a slab and trim it to a smaller, more workable shape. This is done on the trim saw seen on the left. Next, you take that smaller piece and do two levels of grinding to get it into the rough shape you want. This is done on the grinding wheels seen on the right. Then, there are six levels of sanding, which is shown in this shot. Polishing belts are also put on that machine for two levels of polishing. Some examples of the end results can be seen in the SBS. (3 years and 141 days ago)

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Bushra says:

Great hobby... amazing photo. Never heard of this before, but the picture makes you smell the dust in the room and I especially like the machines, the table, and the wrinkles/stains on the apron!

author says:

Thanks a lot. I've been doing it a long time now, and it's a great way to forget about the world in the rumble of the machines.

(3 years and 140 days ago)


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Hobby - created by Remsphoto


Hobby
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(5 years and 595 days ago)

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JannaR says:

Beautiful light and composition. Love the DOF

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Cooking...my other hobby. - created by ctbugan


Cooking...my other hobby.
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(5 years and 681 days ago)

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kyricom says:

Goes well with my hobby... EATING!

(5 years and 678 days ago)


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friiskiwi says:

That's a big knife you got. Nice photo

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You looks so serious!

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Its a hobby honest! - created by junkieball


Its a hobby honest!
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It may look tough but the personal rewards are unbeatable! (5 years and 1023 days ago)

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Fire Breather - created by DW Photo


Fire Breather
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A hobby stock car, during a "heat" race. the new tranny came off and was so hot it caught on fire. the driver was unhurt, but the tranny wasn't so lucky.

If this photo looks a bit out of sorts plz check the high res... (5 years and 1055 days ago)

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kyricom says:

Great catch. Very dramatic!

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friiskiwi says:

great shot

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I hope no one is harmed in the making of this image?

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