In this tutorial video I show in detail how to use a trim saw to cut cabochon preforms from a slab of stone. A cabochon is the final polished piece, and you have to cut your preform before using a cabbing machine to grind and polishing your stone to a brilliant finish.
A crucial process for anyone who is interested in lapidary!
Check out my previous video for a tutorial on cutting the slab, and stay tuned for the next one on how to polish and finish your cabochon.
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