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Help with polishing flat slabs

I am in need of advice on the best machine to polish about 50-100 slabs that I have, they range from 1-6 inch sizes.
Would like to do both sides and not spend forever doing it.

Was thinking of getting a Covington Maxi Lap:

Downside is you have to be hands on. Up side is they are faster
They use more expensive diamond discs instead of slurry

Or is the vibrating kind for me?:

Upside is it works in the background like a tumbler. Downside is it is slower for each piece and use slurry that you need to clean at each step.

or a Diamond Pacific vibrating lap:

Or anyone have some good ideas, appreciate any direction.

I am a photographer of stones and fossils and showed for the first time at the TGMS show in Tucson and prior to that had 3 days going to the "Hub-bub" other shows. There are some very nice people in Tucson.

Here is a link to my TGMS display booth:


Anyone have any great pieces for me to capture in exchange for some of my art let me know.

Mike Woodward

From Mike Woodward - February 23, 2008 at 08:00:59
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