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    Marsden Flower Jade

    Mahalo for the info!
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    Marsden Flower Jade

    Thanks for the leads! Matt
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    Marsden Flower Jade

    Does anyone know where I might be able to find slabs or small boulders of good quality Marsden Flower Jade from New Zealand?
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    Power carving tool ?

    Could you possibly find out what brand it is? I am looking to carve Nephrite, and would like to try something that is not plugged into the wall.
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    Power carving tool ?

    do you notice any vibration in the hand piece with the foredom?
  6. Thank you very much for the information TomFinn. Nephrite jade is what I was referring to. With all of your advice I should be off to a great start! I look forward to the information on fixed arbor units. I would like to find someway to use my vicmarc lathe in this process. Thank you again, Matt
  7. I am new to this site and fairly new to carving. I started out turning wood. In addition to that, I have now been carving bone, walrus, and mammoth ivory. I now have the desire to try my hand at carving jade. For carving I use a dremel with a flex shaft rotary tool. After carving for a couple hours, the vibration makes my hand ache for days. Does anyone know of a rotary tool that could eliminate this problem for me? If anyone has any additional information about the equipment that I would need to start this endeavor, and the initial cost, it would be most appreciated. Thanks, Matt