For many rockhounds the primary attraction of the hobby centers around working "rough" into objects of beauty with tumblers, saws, grinders, polishers, laps and other tools and equipment. Some hobbyists are capable of producing work that's best described as art, having achieved a technical mastery of their tools, techniques and materials sufficient to make even stone appear to be a plastic medium of expression.

Cut Rocks is a topical feature at Bob's Rock Shop which is intended to extend the Shop's coverage and showcase lapidary projects, as well as provide an opportunity for lapidary professionals and hobbyists to show off and share their projects with other rockhounds. For this feature to work properly, the Shop needs information regarding and images, photos or slides of your lapidary or faceting projects. So,if you cut rocks and don't mind showing off your work, consider yourself formally solicited to contribute!

Around the Shop
"My Saw Doesn't Cut" from Bill Ritter, Contempo Lapidary

Rock Knives by Stephen Hill
Parker USA with Crazy Lace Agate Handles
Schrade with Tiger Eye Handles

Cut Rocks from Brian Isfeld's Collection
Oregon Thunderegg Section
Scots Bay Agate Section
Scots Bay Agate Section
Scots Bay Agate Section
Agate Section
Morden Agate Tube Section
Opal
Agate Section

Sections
Labradorite
Thomsonite
Malachite and Azurite
Geodes
Malachite
Rhodochrosite
Variscite
Agate
Turquoise

Slabs and Cabs
Picture Agate
Agate
Domeykite
Breccia
Labradorite
Malachite
Azurite
Azurite
Agate

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Bob Keller