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Posted in response to Tumbing Shells, Problems with Green Dop Wax from joe salamone on January 19, 2011 at 22:47:40:

Re: Tumbing Shells, Problems with Green Dop Wax

Down and dirty....

do not use dop wax ever again. the new is elmers glue. do not care what kind. i buy the cheepest kind. dop the glue on the stick and artifact at the same time, let dry for a day. apply a layer of clear finger nail polish over the dryed dop stick and artifact contact point. this prevents the seperatuion of glue to the artifact for a temperoary time while useing your water based caber. a day or 3 ( i have many waiting in line for 3 months.). after the final polish. drop the dop stick in a pile of water for a day. or acetone for a cuple hours, your stone will freely fall lose. i like to make 50 dop sticks a day that way, and the next day? i make 50 more. cuz the last 50 are now in my boxes, per day.

do not care whom has come up with this idea. just as long as we true people of the gift of the earth tell all our secrets. i had a bad fight with my mom back in 1965 over this concept. hehehehe. never fight with the mom , she wins all the time. lol she earned it.

From Montana - February 14, 2011 at 14:08:54

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