Gem Cutting

Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher: Churchill & Dunn, Limited
ISBN: 9781626540248
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A hobby backed by centuries of tradition, amateur gem cutting remains popular today. Once a completely unskilled beginner himself, Captain John Sinkankas never forgot his struggles in learning how to cut and polish gemstones without the benefit of an instructor. With his own experience in mind, he wrote "Gem Cutting" to make it possible for others to teach themselves how to do every type of lapidary work without having to attend classes. For over half a century, "Gem Cutting" has served as the go-to guide for beginners and experts alike. Offering a wealth of information for everyone, it starts with the fundamentals and leads logically to techniques and projects that will challenge even the most advanced cutter. Every step is described in detail and illustrated with drawings and photographs. Sinkankas covers common pitfalls and, wherever possible, offers hints on how to take money-saving shortcuts. Incorporating tips on operating equipment for greatest efficiency, he explains how to make or choose equipment for sawing, grinding, sanding, and other basic operations. Special chapters describe how to cut and polish cabochons, faceted gems, spheres and beads; how to tumble gems; and how to make carvings, engravings, inlays, and mosaics. Sinkankas also advises on selecting and buying rough gemstones. A section on the description and treatment of gemstones has been expanded in this second edition to include more species and accommodate recent information on each. With its comprehensive guidance, "Gem Cutting" is an essential addition to the library of any lapidary. Captain John Sinkankas (1915-2002) dedicated his life to the study of earth sciences after his retirement from the US Navy. Winner of the "Desert Magazine" Literature Premium Award, Sinkankas authored a number of books on gemstones and published over 100 articles on lapidary subjects. He was a certified gemologist of the American Gem Society with memberships to the Mineralogical Society of America, New York Mineralogical Club, San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, and several other regional gem and mineral groups.

The Art of Gem Cutting Including Cabochons Faceting Spheres Tumbling and Special Techniques

Author: H. Dake
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447484800
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This early work on gem cutting is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the processes involved in different kinds of gem cutting and includes chapters on Cabochon Cutting, Facet Cutting and Special Lapidary Technic. This is a fascinating work and highly recommended for anyone interested in the art of the jeweller. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Gem and Lapidary Materials

Author: June C. Zeitner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780945005247
Format: PDF
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A complete handbook of common materials used in lapidary arts, lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs.

Cabochon Cutting

Author: Jack R. Cox
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780935182279
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Illustrations, photos, and detailed instructions show how to cut a cabochon. Everything to start a craftsperson on the way to expert cutting. Answers all the questions from dopping to setting stones.

Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781440246159
Format: PDF, Docs
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Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.

Lapidary As a Hobby

Author: Walter Vargas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543083064
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Want to learn exactly how to get started doing lapidary and learn what the pros do? Discover The Secrets For Successful Lapidary That Teach You How To Cut Those Gemstones And Make Them Into An Object of Beauty Every Time...Even As A Beginner! Just Follow The Instructions And You'll Be Cutting And Polishing Gemstones Like A Pro In No Time! Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a skilled gem cutter - a lapidarist? Yes? Then let's get started! All too often a budding gem cutter will rush right out, buy the first stone and chisel they see at the hobby store, grab some other tools and head right back home for a weekend of creative fun. Sadly, the experience is usually less than positive and he ends up tired and dejected with nothing to show for his effort. The gem may be smashed to pieces and the tools end up in the rafters in the garage; the dream of an enjoyable hobby disappears forever. Another scenario that occurs frequently is trying to learn from a buddy or acquaintance presenting himself as a self-proclaimed "expert." You know the type. He knows it all and proceeds to let you know everything you are doing "wrong." Before you know it you have connected the experience with the jerk and you let the whole experience fade into oblivion never willing to try it again. It doesn't have to be like that. You can learn the basics of gem cutting and take it to whatever destination you desire. You can do it with your own copy of "Lapidary as a Hobby." You Can Get Started Right Away "Lapidary as a Hobby" gives you everything you need to get started. Not only will you learn how to select the right gems for your needs, you will learn also learn how to maintain your tools and equipment in optimum condition. Here's more: Are You Physically Prepared for Those Gem Hunting Expeditions? Although it is a very interesting hobby, many gem cutters enjoy going out to find their own rocks. But you have to be fairly fit to tramp over hill and dale to look for the best stones. Tools and Equipment. Some of the gem cutting equipment can be very expensive and it takes up a lot of room. However, there are ways and means to get access to it without having to buy it. Learn more inside. Handling Your Gems. After ten days in the tumbler your stones are finally ready to make into something special. You have to know a few techniques to ensure that each piece is set in the right manner to suit it and the jewelry that you are making from it. All About Finishes. There are several different kinds of sealers and finishes, each with its unique strengths and characteristics. Some kinds of work better on certain stones, depending on what you are trying to achieve. We want "Lapidary as a Hobby" to be an absolute 100% no-brainer for you. That's why you can order your copy with complete peace of mind. Tag: lapidary art, lapidary books, lapidary findings, lapidary for beginners, lapidary journal, lapidary journal magazine, lapidary magazine

Advanced Cabochon Cutting

Author: Jack R. Cox
Publisher: Gembooks
ISBN: 9780910652148
Format: PDF
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Learn how to master special shaped cabochon cutting, assembled stones, star stones, and cat's eyes. Special sections on opal and jade.