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Lapidary and Faceting

All aspects of working with minerals and stones, for example faceting, lapidary and flint/obsidian knapping. 
Subject Posts Last Post

Jade polishing

by Doug Inkley
21 11/16/2018 02:08PM
Last Post by Kevin Hean

Florida Chert or any napping material in Florida

by dewayne anderson
2 04/27/2018 03:29PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Mexican Crazy Lace Agate Attachments

by Steve Federico
5 04/27/2018 01:59PM
Last Post by dewayne anderson

polish glass ball

by John Clarke
7 06/28/2017 02:10AM
Last Post by John Clarke

Finding material good for knapping in NSW

by Annette Backshall
4 05/04/2017 11:14AM
Last Post by jennifer cindrich

liquid polish

by Anonymous User
24 04/13/2017 03:46PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Just a tip about polishing Selenite.

by Bri Dragonne
18 03/26/2017 06:51AM
Last Post by William Schade

Corundum Center of star

by Jack Keith
1 02/06/2017 03:09AM
Last Post by Jack Keith

Engraving Stone

by Brian Stanford
25 11/21/2016 11:08PM
Last Post by aimee

Tumbler advice?

by Dennis McCoy
6 11/10/2016 11:00PM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Polishing Rainbow Lattice Sunstone? Attachments

by bendecamp
7 11/10/2016 10:56PM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Weird question on cubic zirconia and warming up

by Karenc
5 10/27/2016 03:24PM
Last Post by Karenc


by roger murray
2 10/22/2016 08:43PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

Stichtite - Treating to Prevent Crumbling, or Stabilizing

by Ray Wilson
31 09/20/2016 09:55PM
Last Post by Ron's Gems in Silver

Does CZ Lose Its Sparkle?

by Ray Wilson
17 06/28/2016 02:59PM
Last Post by Diana Price

Grinding wheel grit progression

by Matthew House
7 05/15/2016 01:01PM
Last Post by Matthew House

Dendritic Jasper Attachments

by Matthew House
4 04/14/2016 12:18AM
Last Post by Matthew House

Lapidary grinder question Attachments

by Matthew House
11 04/08/2016 03:33PM
Last Post by Jim Bean

casting jewelry with gemstone in place

by Daniel Bennett
1 03/10/2016 09:07PM
Last Post by Daniel Bennett

B&I mfg

by Manny
75 01/21/2016 11:20PM
Last Post by Vickie

Possible club near Orillia, Ontario

by Matt Courville
4 01/15/2016 03:42AM
Last Post by Andy

polishing glass

by Anonymous User
38 01/09/2016 06:26PM
Last Post by Ubermut

Safe to work antigorite? Attachments

by Jeremy K.
4 01/08/2016 05:46AM
Last Post by Bob Harman

Knapping tools

by Jason Ferguson
1 12/07/2015 03:26AM
Last Post by Jason Ferguson

Hydrogrossular garnet+Idocrase Cabochons Attachments

by ram sati
14 10/19/2015 10:23PM
Last Post by Rich Kelly

Want to learn lapidary

by Susan
11 10/18/2015 05:42AM
Last Post by Toni

Best way to polish up Serpentine? Attachments

by Craig Oliveira
14 09/08/2015 01:35PM
Last Post by Jay I. G. Roland

Cutting steel with a slab saw

by donovan wood (2)
11 02/05/2015 02:58AM
Last Post by Olivier Langelier

Inland swap top

by Paul Hewitt
38 01/23/2015 08:15PM
Last Post by Travis Hetsler

let me know about treatment of minerals

by imran bangash
2 01/18/2015 05:30AM
Last Post by Rob Woodside

Using a cement mixer to tumble large quantities

by Matt Neuzil
11 11/30/2014 01:22PM
Last Post by Rock Currier

Tumble polishing galena, sphalerite, hematite

by Mark Leatherman
6 10/31/2014 01:34PM
Last Post by Rolf Luetcke

cutting ammonites

by mjj
7 08/30/2014 11:27AM
Last Post by Rock Currier

more carnelian agate Attachments

by Steve Federico
2 08/27/2014 09:56PM
Last Post by Craig Oliveira

Carnelian Agate Attachments

by Steve Federico
1 08/25/2014 12:17AM
Last Post by Steve Federico

used lapidary equipment Attachments

by Craig Oliveira
4 07/29/2014 09:04PM
Last Post by Craig Oliveira

Looking for lapidary

by Craig Oliveira
5 07/09/2014 02:27AM
Last Post by Craig Oliveira

Elk hide for polishing?

by TC Reg
11 06/30/2014 09:21PM
Last Post by George Creighton

Selenite powder dissolves in water?

by The Walking Rock
13 06/03/2014 10:18PM
Last Post by The Walking Rock

How to expertly tumble polish jade?

by Frédéric Messier Leroux
5 02/23/2014 01:30PM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Need help on deburring plastic beads Attachments

by Gene Levine
8 11/13/2013 11:31AM
Last Post by Rock Currier

opinion required Attachments

by Dermot Walsh
4 09/22/2013 01:19PM
Last Post by Reiner Mielke

flat lap

by Steve Federico
3 07/10/2013 01:16AM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr


by Steve Federico
5 07/10/2013 01:13AM
Last Post by Tim Jokela Jr

Trying to figure out how to polish this inner hole in Quartz drilled with an ultrasonic drill.

by Ryan Lay (2)
12 06/19/2013 03:49PM
Last Post by Nick Prince

Rainbow Obsidian Images

by Gabriella Paparella
12 03/20/2013 02:25PM
Last Post by Gabriella Paparella

The glyptic (hack gems)

by Ferdinando Giovine
6 03/06/2013 09:36PM
Last Post by Kelly Nash

star quartz spheres

by Henry Barwood
3 02/18/2013 04:20AM
Last Post by Henry Barwood

Does Tagit still manufacture equipment?

by Ray Wilson
1 02/15/2013 01:10AM
Last Post by Ray Wilson

Star Diamond ST20 slab saw

by Henry Barwood
6 01/01/2013 08:29PM
Last Post by John Truax

Lee faceting machines

by Marion Coleman
2 12/28/2012 07:44PM
Last Post by Eric Peterson

Small sphere grinder

by Henry Barwood
10 12/16/2012 06:12PM
Last Post by Henry Barwood

Automatic cabochon machine and automatic faceting machine

by Alessio Piccioni
1 10/31/2012 09:42PM
Last Post by Alessio Piccioni

Slab saw & grinding equipment advice needed

by Robin Joseph Boucher
11 09/25/2012 02:12PM
Last Post by Dave Owen

Selenite spray in copper

by John Lichtenberger
3 07/23/2012 09:46PM
Last Post by John Lichtenberger

Facet Diagrams of World Famous Diamonds

by Anonymous User
5 07/17/2012 09:47AM
Last Post by John Rosen

Free cabbing rough

by Joseph Dunleavy
3 06/22/2012 06:24PM
Last Post by Joseph Dunleavy


by Robert Simonoff
12 06/18/2012 03:20AM
Last Post by Gerald Wells

Green facetted stones Attachments

by Daniel Russell
7 06/17/2012 03:15PM
Last Post by Stephanie Martin

Beginning facetor looking for faceting diagrams

by Mark VH
11 06/17/2012 03:08AM
Last Post by Gerald Wells

Anyone recognize this? Attachments

by George Creighton
5 06/17/2012 01:20AM
Last Post by Gerald Wells

Faceting Grade

by adshah
3 03/26/2012 05:33AM
Last Post by adshah

"Old School" Raytech equipment

by Greg Capatch
2 02/01/2012 10:37PM
Last Post by Boris Kolodny

Concave Faceting

by Anonymous User
2 02/01/2012 10:25PM
Last Post by Boris Kolodny

Stabalizing Turquoise

by Brad Firt
7 02/01/2012 10:19PM
Last Post by Boris Kolodny

Vasonite - what is it?

by Amanda Hawkins
8 01/27/2012 02:01PM
Last Post by Stephanie Martin

Cutted stones on jewerly's

by Matteo Chinellato
1 12/04/2011 06:52AM
Last Post by Matteo Chinellato

Asteriated (star) quartz

by Henry Barwood
1 12/01/2011 09:26PM
Last Post by Henry Barwood

stabilizing quartz slabs

by Paul Hewitt
12 10/24/2011 10:25AM
Last Post by Eva Jarne

Age of Lortone arbor?

by Jay Vavra
2 10/05/2011 12:06AM
Last Post by Jay Vavra

alexandrite cutting

by nirmala
2 10/04/2011 05:45AM
Last Post by Jamey Swisher


by Michel Ambroise
3 07/01/2011 01:09PM
Last Post by Michel Ambroise

Blade recommendation for Raytech 4"

by Greg Kokolus
1 06/30/2011 12:43AM
Last Post by Greg Kokolus

lapidary noob- removing saw oil?

by Greg Capatch
11 05/02/2011 06:13PM
Last Post by Greg Capatch

Magnetic Diamond Laps

by Rupert Harrison
1 04/15/2011 06:41AM
Last Post by Rupert Harrison

Electroforming for fun on a cold winter's day

by John Lichtenberger
4 03/18/2011 12:05AM
Last Post by Paul Siegel

Faceting Rhodochrosite

by Anonymous User
21 02/18/2011 04:29AM
Last Post by Jamey Swisher

not HOW but WHERE to cut a geode

by nic perrotta
5 01/04/2011 06:49PM
Last Post by nic perrotta

Fluorite or amethyst? ID'ing facet rough??

by Anonymous User
3 11/01/2010 07:04PM
Last Post by Linda in AJ

Project: Citirine

by Anonymous User
7 10/31/2010 11:41PM
Last Post by Wizard Stone

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