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Description:Very Good in Good jacket. B00135PPKG Dust jacket condition:...Very Good in Good jacket. B00135PPKG Dust jacket condition: Good. Several edge tears to jacket. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. Tightly bound. THESE comments are typical of praise given the first edition of Gem Cutting? A Lapidary's Manual. Now, completely revised, rewritten and in a larger more useful format, this unique guide includes information on the tremendous advances made during the past seven years in what has been called America's fastest growing hobby. It is completely up-to-date, and includes advice on the latest tools and equipment designed specifically to make gem cutting and general lapidary work within reach of all. No previous experience is needed with this book? it covers everything in clear simple language. Once a completely unskilled beginner himself, Captain Sinkankas has never forgotten his struggles in teaching himself how to cut and polish gemstones without benefit of an instructor. With his own experience in mind, he has written Gem Cutting to make it possible for others to teach themselves how to do every type of lapidary work without having to attend classes. Every step is described in detail and illustrated with drawings and photographs. Pitfalls are pointed out, and wherever possible, alternate ways of doing the job are shown, should the hobbyist find he can save money or use materials he already owns by choosing another method. For the craftsman, the book is full of hints on how to make homemade equipment and how to take money-saving shortcuts. Gem Cutting is for the beginner and expert alike. It deals simply with the fundamentals and leads logically into techniques and projects which will challenge the most advanced cutter. There is a wealth of information for everyone. Separate chapters show how to make or choose equipment for sawing, grinding, sanding, and other basic operations and how to operate equipment for greatest efficiency. Special chapters describe how to cut and polish cabochons, faceted gems, spheres and beads, how to tumble gems, and how to make carvings, engrav-irigs, inlays and mosaics. Advice is given on selecting and buying rough gem-stones, and how to examine them to get the best results. A very important section on the description and treatment of gem-stones has been enlarged to include more species and to accommodate the most recent information on each. We ship our books in CorgiPack mailers except for unusually large books and multiple books orders. CorgiPack mailers are constructed with a B-flute corrugated fiberboard pad which provides cushioning and corner protection in transit. They're also 100% recyclable. We ship heavier items B-flute corrugated fiberboard or cartons. Your order on its way to you by the next business day!
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I was looking for more of a techniques and tricks guide or a "how to". This book does not do this. However it does contain alot of useful information when it comes to polishing and gem cutting, the tools, strengths of materials to cut. I have found the best way to learn cabs is trial and error.
Glad I have in my library as a reference guide, but not as a teaching manual.
I rate it a 3.5 overall with a 2 for teaching and a 5 for reference.
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