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Posted in response to polishing lapis? from Megin on January 03, 2008 at 13:09:53:

Re: polishing lapis?

Megin -
Foredom and other flexible shaft machines are not really suitable for general lapidary work. You may be able to do a so-so job with the coral, but I don't think you will be happy with the finish even there. Yes, flex shaft units are used extensively for gemstone carving, but that use is in conjunction with regular lapidary machines for the grosser work, like polishing flat cabs. Have you joined a local rock club? Most clubs have lapidary groups within them, comprised of folks who can help you out of your quandary.

KOR,

Jim Small
Small Wonders Lapidary
Church Hill, TN

From jim small - January 05, 2008 at 09:39:16
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