Cutting Opal doublets with a Hi-Tech Trim saw

How to cut opals with a trim saw 101

How to cut opals with a trim saw 101 Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well. I shot a short video showing how I cut opal doublets with a lapidary trim saw. Pay attention to the time it takes for the saw to cut the stone. One of the biggest problems I see when people …

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Cell phone photography trick that makes you look like a professional product photographer.

Cell phone photography trick that makes you look like a professional product photographer.

Hey guys, have you ever felt like you can’t take great photos because you don’t have an expensive camera? I am here to tell you you can take awesome photos with something you already have. Any guesses?

Lapidary dop pot

How to remove your stone from a dop stick. Lapidary 101

How to remove your stone from a dop stick is often an overlooked technique when most people start learning lapidary work. Learning this simple technique will spare you frustration in removing your stone from the dop stick. When you cabochon-cut stones, you will use a dop stick to hold the stone.

Moroccan Seam Jasper Agate lapidary slab

Let’s get stoned dude! 5 Top picks – jasper slabs for cabochons!

No, it’s not what you think. 5 Top picks – jasper slabs for cabochons! We are getting stoned in the lapidary sense with jasper, agate, dinosaur bone, or whatever else pops up. I am always on the lookout for new and cool stones to make cabochons. I look on Ebay, Amazon, Dealers, and any other …

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Slab Saw Guy - How to use a slab saw

Lapidary 101 – How to use a slab saw to cut your rough jaspers, agates, and more.

In this video, I will go over “Lapidary 101 – How to use a slab saw to cut your rough jaspers, agates, and more.” If you are cutting jaspers, agates, dinosaur bone, or any other types of stones to make cabochons then you are going to run into this problem. How do you cut larger …

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kaleidoscope agate / jasper cabochon

How to make a cabochon – Lapidary 101

How to make a cabochon – Lapidary 101 Cabochon cut stones are very popular in the world of jewelry. It is a great way to show off the beauty in agates, Jaspers, and other gemstones. In this video, I show you how to cut and polish a piece of jasper/agate. I start with an 80 …

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Gemstones

How to fill in the cracks in cabochon cut stones when doing lapidary work

This video is about how I have been using starboard adhesive with my lapidary work TO FILL IN CRACKS IN STONES. “Lapidary” meaning stone cutting and shaping. I am getting some really amazing results. I have been using Starbond “BLACK MEDIUM THICK” to make opal doublets. As well as the Starboard adhesive “THIN” to stabilize …

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Lapidary

Lapidary – How to combine gemstones and make opal doublets using Starbond adhesive.

Hello everyone,  This video is about how I have been using starbond adhesive with my lapidary work.  “Lapidary” meaning stone cutting and shaping. I am getting some really amazing results.  I am throwing out the rule book on traditional lapidary work and I am combining different types of jaspers agate and dinosaur bone to make …

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How to set gemstones in prongs

How to set a gemstone in V prongs

This video is about how to set an amethyst in V prongs. This is a great way to set gemstones in pendants, rings and earrings. Prong setting V prongs can be challenging but if you focus on just one part of the mounting at a time it can be a little less challenging. In this …

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bezel and channel setting gemstones

Free video! How to bezel and channel set gemstones!

Hello everyone! I made this video to show you how to bezel and channel set gemstones in a ring. This video goes over all the steps you will need to get the stone setting job done right. There are a few tools you may need to get in order to start this project. I’ll also …

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