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7th June 2013

All You Need to Know About Grey Rubber Silicone Polishers

Grey rubber polishers can be used on a variety of metals, glass and resin. This article explains all you ever needed to know about these superb polishers.

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6th June 2013

7 Tools for Your Lapidary Supplies

A cut stone can be shaped and smoothed by using varying grades of diamond grit which are coated onto a diamond flat lap. These round laps clamp on to a master lap on a lapidary machine...

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6th June 2013

What is Lapidary?

Lapidary is the term given for the cutting and polishing of stone. This is a past-time that has an illustrious past, dating back to early human times when the art of lapidary was used to create tools and weapons from stone.

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6th June 2013

What are Gemstones?

What are Gemstones?, How are they formed? Where to buy them and more interesting facts in this article.

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23rd March 2013

How to Drill Shell

If collected from the beach, wash your sea shells well in soapy water to remove any grit and sand and leave to dry. Mark your sea shell with where you want to begin drilling your hole. Set up your water dish...

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23rd March 2013

How to Drill Gemstones

Mark your gemstone with your entrance and exit hole (personal preference). Set up your water dish, either an ice cream tub, sandwich box or some form of solid tray with a piece of wood or blu-tac to hold the stone on whilst drilling. It will need to be deep enough to immerse your stone in. Select your drill bit, say 1mm and attach to your flex shaft/drill press...

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19th December 2012

7 Quick Tips for Holding your Glass and Stone Whilst Drilling

Suggestions of what you could use to rest on whilst drilling a hole, making jewellery or glass engraving.

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