Forums Beginner Questions Big Chip Out of Pavillion…… Any Ideas?

4 replies, 3 voices Last updated by archaeor 4 years, 1 month ago
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    • #6322

      archaeor
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      @archaeor

      Natural clear quartz with no visible inclusions, brass pavillion dop with CA glue, soaked in acetone to remove, no heat……. a big chip came out when I removed it from the dop. What happened? Any help would be appreciated……

      Thanks in advance,

      Rick

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    • #6325

      master1975
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      @master1975

      Interesting… there must have been a small bubble or inclusion that pulled away with the CA. Thats all I could imagine.

    • #6326

      archaeor
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      @archaeor

      Yeah, it’s strange. You’re probably right. I’ve never had that happen before. Maybe a small inclusion I couldn’t see…..

    • #6411

      Tom Mitchell
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      @tommitchell

      The chip is rounded. Almost the same shape as a cone dop. Did you put a lot of pressure down on the stone when you were cutting the crown or did you drop the stone on the lap at any time?

      Tom Mitchell

    • #6412

      archaeor
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      @archaeor

      Hi Tom, I think you nailed it. Yes, I’ve been known to drop the stone on the lap from time to time, like when the cat unexpectedly jumps up on you or someone slams a door……. I matched the cone dop up to the chips and they fit perfectly. Thanks….. I’ll try to be more careful in the future.

      Rick

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