Lapidary 101 - Easiest way to wax dop your jaspers, agates and gemstones.

Lapidary 101 – Easiest way to wax dop your jaspers, agates and gemstones.

Lapidary 101 – Easiest way to wax dop your jaspers, agates, and gemstones. Need a dop pot? Here is my affiliate link to the one I use https://amzn.to/3fgJbM8 Wax dopping a stone is used to make it easy for the…

Lapidary 101: Dopping Your Preform. Using Wax to Effectively Dop a Stone and Prepare it for Cabbing!

Lapidary 101: Dopping Your Preform. Using Wax to Effectively Dop a Stone and Prepare it for Cabbing!

Thanks for tuning in to Lapidary 101! In this video I’ll show you how to effectively dop your preform onto a dowel rod in preparation for cabbing, and I’m using a cool piece of petrified dinosaur bone as the example.…

Lapidary 101 - How To polish Jasper / Agate Guitar Picks

Lapidary 101 – How To polish Jasper / Agate Guitar Picks

https://gotcharocks.com/cabking-lapidary-machine/ This video is about the lapidary arts. How to make a jasper agate guitar pick using a Cabking lapidary machine. I walk through All the steps of forming a stone with a lapidary machine starting with 80 grit and…

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…