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Find me smooth heavy things

Since childhood I've had an obsessive need to have heavy objects in my possession. I have been searching for a smooth granite gargoyle with not much luck. It must be granite and polished smooth. I would like it to be on the heavier side, at least 15-20 lbs. [more inside]
posted by littlebuddhagirl3 on Oct 14, 2015 - 18 answers

What is the deal with this blue diamond? Synthetic, natural, treated?

I've recently acquired a beautiful ring with a 2 carat blue diamond in the middle and two smaller white diamonds on either side, in white gold. Nothing special about the setting, and I will have to get it reset sooner than later, since the band's wearing thin. But I'm curious what's up with this big blue shiny rock. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2015 - 9 answers

How do I buy a used gemstone?

I'd like to buy a used/"vintage" gem for an engagement ring. Looking at vintage rings on ebay and etsy, I have zero idea how to assess the "quality" of the stone, or how to know if it's real, or what. Is it possible for a lay person to do this? What should be my basic steps for assessing the rings or loose stones I see online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2015 - 11 answers

Unusual circular gothic stone motif

I'm intrigued by the unsual commixtion of international gothic and arabesque-bordering-on-oriental architectural detailling I just saw in Palma de Mallorca, atop the La Seu cathedral's Mirador portal: the tear-shaped, almost paisleyform reworking of the typical gothic window tracery into a rather original stone "rose" (with a Christ Redemptor in the centre). [more inside]
posted by progosk on Nov 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Kidney stone or ureteral stone?

I know you aren't my doctor. I'm not sure what the problem is. Potentially NSFW. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Feb 14, 2014 - 29 answers

DIY granite repair

How do I fix a small dent/depression in my granite countertops? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Oct 5, 2013 - 3 answers

Creative uses for old cut stones (blank tombstones)?

My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
posted by caryatid on Oct 4, 2013 - 14 answers

How should I use my potential Rosetta Stone subscription?

I just got a new job where I will have access to Rosetta Stone for a single language. I don't need to learn any languages for work so please help me decide how I'd like to use it. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jun 24, 2013 - 11 answers

Did I just ruin my pizza stone?

Did I just ruin my pizza stone? I washed it in water and was then told that was a big no-no...so how bad is it and is there a way to recover from it? Any other pizza stone cleaning/storage tips would be appreciated!
posted by man down under on Jan 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Curse of the Jade Bangle

I've broken my favorite piece of a jewelry -- a solid jade bangle. It dropped on the bathroom floor and broke into 2 pieces (pics 1 2). When I put the two pieces together it doesn't look too bad (i.e. I think it was a "clean break" with no additional tiny pieces missing), so I'd like to fix it. Can I do this myself and will it look not horrible? What type of stuff could I use to glue the pieces together? If the answers to the previous questions are no and none, do you know of someone (jeweler/stone person) who could fix it in the DC/MD area? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 30, 2012 - 14 answers

Where do I find reasonably-priced patio stone?

What's the best way to install a patio on the cheap? I've been checking out big box stores, but I feel like I'm doing it wrong. I'm in Southwest Louisiana. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Oct 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Landscapefilter - Is this a proper wall?

Landscaping - having a (basalt) stone wall built. Loose rocks on top normal? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Sep 9, 2012 - 10 answers

I love this lantern. I would like it even better if it lit up!

What kind of garden lantern is this? Better yet, what does it take to light it up?! [more inside]
posted by Eicats on May 13, 2012 - 7 answers

My dogs have ruined the yard!

I'm looking for a place to buy flagstone or slate for my garden in North Brooklyn or Queens. [more inside]
posted by catrae on Apr 21, 2012 - 1 answer

What is this fossil?? Can't figure it out for the life of me!

What is this fossil?? Can't figure it out for the life of me! [more inside]
posted by orehek on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What is this white monumental carved stone?

What is this fine white carved stone used in gravestones? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jun 19, 2011 - 15 answers

Possible Masonic symbol? Something else entirely?

What is this weird symbol carved in stone? [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Apr 23, 2011 - 15 answers

What watch is Curtis Stone wearing?

Can someone ID this wristwatch? [more inside]
posted by alaijmw on Apr 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Help identify this mystery stone structure in my friend's yard.

Help identify this mystery stone structure in my friend's yard. [Pictures inside.] [more inside]
posted by Mid on Dec 1, 2010 - 16 answers

Fixing crumbling masonry

What kind of mortar should I use for this fugly masonry? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Oct 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Old fashion gravestrone

Where can one find someone to make an out-of-the-ordinary gravestone? One involving actual stone carving? [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Aug 30, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I create a custom shipping workflow?

Ecommerce, Shipping, Programming: I am setting up a warehouse for my burgeoning ecommerce business and am designing custom coded shipping workflow. I am also shipping orders from this warehouse for two or three other online stores in different shopping cart platforms, and need to streamline the orders together into an efficient packing and shipping operation. Here's an example shipping setup that I'm moving towards. Please refer me to resources or people to hire (more detail below). [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 answers

advice on moving very heavy

I need to move this very large round stone object onto the bed of truck using only man power without a hoist. It is probably 500kg. Is rolling it up a ramp the best way? Can two people roll a very heavy round object up an incline? I only have one chance to do this. How to go about it?
posted by Infernarl on May 31, 2010 - 17 answers

Tab A in ... uh ...

My long-term partner and I are both exclusive tops, and to make matters worse, I used to bottom but am now pretty close to stone. Help a stone top re-learn how to be ok with bottoming. (Conceivably NSFW) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Stone piles near driveway?

In my area, a few houses have little piles of rocks (pyramid shaped) near the entrance of their driveways. The only houses I've seen with them are mansions, so it does make one wonder.... Are these religious or what?
posted by ascetic on Apr 10, 2010 - 11 answers

Mama is a rolling stone

Help me find a AA or AAA battery powered MP3 player for my Mom [more inside]
posted by bluefrog on Mar 30, 2010 - 18 answers

Which type of stone has the poorest thermal conductivity?

Which type of naturally occurring stone has the poorest thermal conductivity? low cost and ability to be cut into a slab shape are desirable. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Mar 8, 2010 - 13 answers

How am I ever going to find a ring I like for our 10th anniversary?

You are not my jeweler. We were waiting a bit to get our 10 year anniversary presents and both rings I liked sold out. Please help me find something as good or better. [more inside]
posted by Issithe on Jan 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Can we all use different computers for our multiple user Rosetta Stone?

When Rosetta Stone says you can have multiple users, do they really mean multiple users on the same computer? We're working with RS version 3 for personal use, Latin American Spanish. The box says 5 users, but when installed on a second computer, it won't let us use the activation code to get all the lessons. Can we run it on two different computers? (MacBooks OS 10.5.8)
posted by jenmakes on Jan 16, 2010 - 4 answers

In the round.

What's the story behind this strange circular building in the middle of nowhere in Scotland [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Help us build a foot path.

How can I build a footpath from a door to the street that's economical and weather-resistant? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Stone Piles -- Historical Meaning?

I sometimes see decorative piles of stones in front of --primarily rural-- homes. I like the effect very much. I wonder if there is an historical meaning or symbolism to these stone piles or if it is merely an enhancement.
posted by psc1860 on Jul 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Question de chance avec Rosetta Stone?

What are your experiences learning French with Rosetta Stone? Did supplementing learning with regular usage help you think the language as well as speak it? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me remember a mountain clearing

Help me remember a mountain clearing. [more inside]
posted by grateful on Jun 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Help me translate these ancient-looking inscriptions

I've scoured the interweb trying to translate the script on these stones with no luck. Help appease my curiousity! [more inside]
posted by jofuu on Dec 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Cannibal the Virgin

Cult Movie Filter... How should we watch this movie first? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Nov 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Where do artists find the cool wood and stone that they use for projects

Where can I find locations to buy wood or stone from foreign countries, things not naturally available in the US [more inside]
posted by Mesach on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Can anyone name what kind of stone I am looking for for drink coasters?

I am looking for drink coasters that are made of a certain polished stone. The stone is cut that it looks like a cross-section - and it is of a circular nature. It can have a red or blue color, possibly more. Can anyone name what kind of stone this is? And even better, where in NYC I can buy them?
posted by helios410 on Oct 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Where is this stone woman from?

Can anyone identify where this statue of woman might have come from? (pictures and details inside) [more inside]
posted by metahawk on Jul 2, 2008 - 3 answers


How was this made? [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Jun 24, 2008 - 15 answers

Something cool and novel for a senior class stone?

It's customary for each graduating class to present a class stone which is ceremonially imbedded in this path-way at my high school; somehow I got roped into getting the one for '08, and since I have less than a month to figure this out, I could really use some ideas! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on May 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I revive a brown sugar stone?

How do I revive a brown sugar stone? [more inside]
posted by 100watts on Jan 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Laying a graded path

How do I lay a stone/brick path over an area which is uneven due to tree roots? Instructions available on the web or books? [more inside]
posted by sLevi on Dec 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Unidentified stone artifact

Geology/ArchaeologyFilter: What is this stone? Is it man-made? Is it natural? How old is it? Who made it? Should I donate it to a museum?
posted by billtron on Sep 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Square stones, curved path?

How best to layout a curved sandstone path using square and rectangular stones? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Sep 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I see a doctor for my stones?

I seem to have had kidney stones continuously since January. Should I be going to my doctor? And how do you manage to collect them for analysis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Reviews of Georgia Team Building Event

Has anyone around Atlanta participated in the Stone Mountain Corporate Team Building activities? Or been to any other event put on by the InnerWork company? This seems like a fun event for our company to do this summer but the $3,200 price (plus food and park fees) seems a little steep for what they are providing.
posted by GrumpyMonkey on May 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Does leaving a pizza stone in the oven make the oven more or less efficient?

Does leaving a pizza stone in the oven make the oven more or less efficient? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Mar 23, 2007 - 15 answers

My bathroom is ugly.

Cleaning recommendations for unsealed stone. [more inside]
posted by dame on Nov 23, 2006 - 3 answers

I need some rocks. Where do I go?

How can I find places where it's legal to gather rocks? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Oct 13, 2006 - 8 answers

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