Good morning all,
Hi! Hello! My name is Carolyn (I've only been to the January meeting, so apologies for being a hermit and relatively scarce face-to-face. It just feels awkward to go alone to the meetings, especially when I have nothing to share or add!)
I'm really new to the hobby and would like to start polishing and cutting the rocks I have collected to better identify what I have, but I can't really spend dollars I don't have investing in loads of equipment without at least trying my hand at it first! Is anyone within the club open to the idea of workshops/mentoring those who want to start cutting and polishing rocks but have little to no experience with powered tools?
I do have most of the recommended PPE, just need to get some ear protection and a respirator.
(Alternatively, if you know of a college/shop in the local area that offers classes, please let me know!)
Thanks in advance.
My name is Tony and hold the Vice Presidency with other positions in the club to help as many interested rock hound 's. I would be willing to help you get a mentor based on your request for being interested in the hobby. My question is, have you signed up as a member, then where would you reside, so we can get a member close for you to meet and get started. My email is email@example.com for you to send me the answers to provide details. Look forward to hear from you, or meet you in May meeting.
Hi Carolyn! I'll reach out to a few of the members that usually mentor. Also take a look at our "about" page and the mentors contact info is there too. A couple of those folks might be willing to host you for a little "try it out" sort of session! My husband and I might be able to set something up with you as well, we are just a little busy at the moment, but we should have some time here and there. Shoot me an email on my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a couple emails to the club mentors though, maybe someone can help you out sooner! -Danielle Foss-