How To Use Diamond Abrasives To Cut Gemstones by Arthur L. Riggle

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How To Use Diamond Abrasives To Cut Gemstones
by Arthur L. Riggle

30 Pages, Illustrated, Color and Black & White Photos, Paperback, 8 1/2" x 11"

This is a new "How To Use Diamond Abrasives To Cut Gemstones" book. Whether you are an experienced gem cutter, or are interested in getting into this fascinating hobby (or profession), important considerations are convenience and efficiency. These attributes are to be found in the use of diamond abrasives for the sawing, grinding, smoothing and polishing of gemstones. The "diamond way" is fast, clean and cool; equipment is compact, a benefit for those with limited space. Not so long ago, few of these abrasives were available to the gem cutter, but today's advanced technology has resulted in a wide variety of diamond machinery, accessories and supplies. In this book you will learn how to use these aids to cut cabochons (gemstones with domed tops) and small flat stones. Several methods are covered, so that you may select those that best fit your needs. The author's extensive experience in the field has enabled him to put together a set of instructions that will show you how to use the various types of diamond abrasives to cut beautiful gems with a maximum of enjoyment, convenience and cleanliness. This book shows how to cut and polish gemstones. Covers the cutting of cabochons and small flats using diamond abrasives. A must have book for lapidary polishers.

Learn the secrets of :

  • Trim sawing
  • Slab sawing
  • Grinding
  • Dopping
  • Smoothing
  • Polishing
  • And the equipment and accessories available to accomplish these tasks

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