Cabochon (Beginning Stone Cutting)
Join instructor Micah Kirby on December 3 and 4 to begin your journey with cabochons!
In this class you will learn the art of Stone cuDing/Cabochons. The student will learn to use trim saw slab & general shape rough stone, grinding & polishing wheels to shape stone, process from rough stone to a finished cabochon (rounded stone). Will then progress to various square, triangle and shield shapes.
Should have 15 to 20 stones by end of workshop finished.
Learn process for stabilization of stone before cutting
Learn Slab rough, rough cut shape on trim saw, start shaping process
Learn to finish shaping process, start & finish all polishing processes.
Learn various shapes of a finished cabochon
Learn of calibration and what it means of a standard size.
Teach stone cuDing & polishing technique in relevance of inherent properties of stones, slabbing, rough cuDing/shape of stones, shaping and polishing of the lapidary process.
Day 1: December 3
Explain process, show examples, get stones started slabbing, rough shape on trim saw, shaping and calibration of stone,
Answer any questions that arose from the cuDing, shaping and polishing process.
Day 2: December 4
Continue with instruction and move into the various shapes
Start and finish final stones, walk thru- final polish process and stabilization of stone types.
Teach stone cuDing & polishing technique in relevance of inherent properties of stones, slabbing, rough cutting/shape of stones, shaping and polishing of the lapidary process.
The student will need to have manual dexterity, see small items and have fair hand/eye coordination. Students to provide #2 Pencil, roll of paper towels and old dish towel. Will have rough or slab stone available to train on, and purchase extra from instructor. All other materials provided.
Instructor: Micah Kirby
E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: 317-410-5672
Office: Kentucky Guild of Artisan & Craftsman
Class Time: 9am to 5pm
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