Lapidary 101 Part 3: Shaping and Polishing a Cabochon

Lapidary 101 Part 3: Shaping and Polishing a Cabochon

In this tutorial I discuss the process of using a cabbing machine to shape and polish a stone cabochon. I’m using a Diamond Pacific Genie machine, and throughout the video I talk about several techniques used to properly form a…

Lapidary 101 Part 2: How to Use a Trim Saw and Cut a Preform

Lapidary 101 Part 2: How to Use a Trim Saw and Cut a Preform

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…

Lapidary 101 Part 1: How to Use a Slab Saw

Lapidary 101 Part 1: How to Use a Slab Saw

In this video I show you the basics for cutting a slice of rock with a slab saw. I’m using an old Highland Park 14″ saw, and cutting a beautiful chunk of chrysocolla/malachite/gem silica. This is the first step of…

On The Rocks - introduction to agate cutting(2)

On The Rocks – introduction to agate cutting(2)

This is a course called “On The Rocks” that is taught at The North House Folk School in Grand Marais Minnesota and Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro Minnesota. Everyone will learn the read, cut and polish different types of agate,…

On The Rocks - introduction to agate cutting(1)

On The Rocks – introduction to agate cutting(1)

This is a course called “On The Rocks” that is taught at The North House Folk School in Grand Marais Minnesota and Crown Trout Jewelers in Lanesboro Minnesota. Everyone will learn the read, cut and polish different types of agate,…

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) part 2 of 3

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) part 2 of 3

How to use the dremel to polish rocks in my homemade contraption. Part 2 of 3 here is a link to get the Dremel that i have found to be the best and best price https://amzn.to/2K5hHKi here’s a link to…

How to Use a Dremel (Rotary Tool) for Lapidary

How to Use a Dremel (Rotary Tool) for Lapidary

A video about using my dremel to polish rocks. Here I show you how and what I use in my homemade grinder for my lapidary art! This is part one of a 3 part video. Here is the best dremel…

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) part 3 of 3

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) part 3 of 3

A video on how to polish stones with a dremel. Last video in series. Part 3 of 3. Here is a link to the best Dremel with the best price https://amzn.to/2K5hHKi Check out my facebook page http://facebook.com/kerstensaffordart check out all…

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) for Lapidary Part 1 of 3

How to Polish Rocks With a Dremel (Rotary Tool) for Lapidary Part 1 of 3

A video on using the dremel for lapidary. Someone asked a question on one of my rockhounding sites im a member of and I could not use the words to show what I was talking about so I made this…