Briefly surveys the history of lapidary, tells how to select, prepare, and work with stones, and describes useful equipment and techniquesSome heart and cross shapes have low-domed tops, whereas others are double cabochons, with each side having a low dome. Sometimes the top ... PREPARING THE STONE Most slabs of gem material are cut approximately V16 to V\ inch (4.7625 to 6.35 mm) thick. Decide what pattern or shape you want to cut and mark the shape of the stone on the slab with a template and scribe. A template is a thinanbsp;...
|Title||:||Introduction To Lapidary|
|Author||:||Pansy D. Kraus|
|Publisher||:||Krause Publications Craft - 1987|