Category Archives: Lapidary Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

Producing high quality stones for jewelry making requires special equipment and knowhow. It’s not rocket science but it requires some tips, tricks, and techniques in order to succeed. Otherwise, it will be the school of hard knocks.

Lapidary Tips: DIY Inexpensive Lapidary Grinder

This blog describes how you can build an inexpensive diamond lapidary grinder that will economically handle a lot of grinding tasks that should never be done on diamond wheels. Any lapidarist quickly learns that using diamond grinding wheels is expensive … Continue reading

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LAPIDARY TIPS: EXTENDING CABOCHON MACHINE LIFE

The Diamond Pacific Genie Gem Maker probably sets the standard for lapidary cabbing machines.  A new one will cost about $1800.  Its 6 inch diamond wheels are expensive components that wear out over time.  A complete replacement set of 6 wheels … Continue reading

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Lapidary Tips: Fast Inexpensive Lapidary Slab Saw

 After finding or acquiring lapidary rough the work has just started in terms of cutting high quality slabs for cabbing.  Cutting rough into slabs can be time consuming especially using expensive slow cutting self feed diamond saws with oil lubricant … Continue reading

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