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« Reply #30: November 15, 2008, 05:42:02 pm »

My guess is to cut the diamonds into VERY fine pieces and use a larger diamond to hammer them. 

Diamond dust/powder is fairly commonly used industrially. I'm not sure how it is made, but it can't be too hard to make or diamond saws and such would be a lot more expensive.
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« Reply #31: November 15, 2008, 06:21:18 pm »

Throw in emeralds and you may have the most expensive spell components in history as well as (imo) a waste of perfectly good gems.

Unless you got it from a lapidary place.  Grinding and polishing gems creates a lot of leftovers (in the form of slurry if they're wet-cut).  Of course, these leftovers also include remnants of whatever was used to grind/cut/polish them.  And I sincerely doubt you could get "pure" dust from just one type of gemstone.

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« Reply #32: November 16, 2008, 07:38:38 am »

Just curious if that would be harmful to the lungs if you breathe too much of it in?  I suppose it would be like everything else.

In the case of malachite it'll be harmful for sure.
I'd be really, really careful about gem stone dust in general.
Some stones contain poisonous components that are harmless as long as the stone is - well - a stone, but grinded to dust and breathed in, not good.
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« Reply #33: November 16, 2008, 01:15:17 pm »

Some stones contain poisonous components that are harmless as long as the stone is - well - a stone, but grinded to dust and breathed in, not good.

<nod, nod>  Aside from its cooling effects, water is used in gemstone cutting and polishing to keep the dust out of the air.  Even relatively benign minerals can cause serious (mechanical) problems in the lungs when inhaled.

I really doubt most people who might use gemstone dust in spell or ritual work would have big ol' handfuls of the stuff (bringing to my twisted little mind, rather humorously, this image), but it's probably a good idea not to throw it around willy-nilly.

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« Reply #34: November 16, 2008, 01:19:50 pm »


I've never used gemstone dust... but do know that some people do.

But the ones I've heard of using it haven't had anything go wrong. I guess they just know how much to use and how to do it properly so that anything that could go wrong is kept at a minimum.
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« Reply #35: November 16, 2008, 01:25:01 pm »

I really doubt most people who might use gemstone dust in spell or ritual work would have big ol' handfuls of the stuff (bringing to my twisted little mind, rather humorously, this image), but it's probably a good idea not to throw it around willy-nilly.

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« Reply #36: November 16, 2008, 01:30:23 pm »

That pic isn't showing up Sad

If you are right-clicking on it it won't. Try left-clicking (or vice versa if your mouse is programmed differently for those who are left-handed) and then it should open up in a new window.

I had the same problem until I stopped right clicking.
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« Reply #37: November 16, 2008, 01:35:08 pm »

If you are right-clicking on it it won't. Try left-clicking (or vice versa if your mouse is programmed differently for those who are left-handed) and then it should open up in a new window.

I had the same problem until I stopped right clicking.

But I am left clicking.  I just tried right clicking and it still wont show up.
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« Reply #38: November 16, 2008, 01:38:15 pm »

But I am left clicking.  I just tried right clicking and it still wont show up.

Strange... here try this one... Same picture, different server...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w46/teenhuik152/scarface-photo-xl-scarface-6235696.jpg
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« Reply #39: November 16, 2008, 01:40:15 pm »

Strange... here try this one... Same picture, different server...

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w46/teenhuik152/scarface-photo-xl-scarface-6235696.jpg

That one works, thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #40: November 21, 2008, 08:47:34 am »

Here is something close to what you are looking for!

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« Reply #41: November 21, 2008, 09:09:21 am »

Here is something close to what you are looking for!

Jack Dawson,

I did a search on this recipe and found that it came intact from another site.  Unless you are the original author you cannot post more than a brief line or two and a link here.  Please see our copyright guidelines in the rules section (which you were supposed to have read when you signed up)

http://www.ecauldron.net/forum/index.php?topic=31.msg158#msg158

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