The Art of Gem Cutting - Including Cabochons, Faceting, Spheres, Tumbling and Special Techniques (eBook)

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This antiquarian book contains a detailed and practical guide to gem cutting as a hobby, with information on cabochons, faceting, spheres, tumbling, special techniques, and more. An exhaustive manual with complete instructions for tool use and all the elementary information a prospective lapidary might need to know, this book constitutes a must-read for anyone looking to begin a hobby in gem cutting. The chapters of this book include: “Gem Cutting as a Hobby”, “Type of Equipment”, “Four Operations”, “Sawing”, “Mud Sawing”, “Diamond Blade Saws”, “Sawing Coolants Water Versus Kerosene”, “Diamond Saw Trouble”, “Power Feed Saws”, “Sawing Large Specimens”, etcetera. This vintage text is being republished now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on gemmology.

This antiquarian book contains a detailed and practical guide to gem cutting as a hobby, with information on cabochons, faceting, spheres, tumbling, special techniques, and more. An exhaustive manual with complete instructions for tool use and all the elementary information a prospective lapidary might need to know, this book constitutes a must-read for anyone looking to begin a hobby in gem cutting. The chapters of this book include: “Gem Cutting as a Hobby”, “Type of Equipment”, “Four Operations”, “Sawing”, “Mud Sawing”, “Diamond Blade Saws”, “Sawing Coolants Water Versus Kerosene”, “Diamond Saw Trouble”, “Power Feed Saws”, “Sawing Large Specimens”, etcetera. This vintage text is being republished now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on gemmology.


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