Hello fellow Orchidians! I’m a Sailor based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I am looking for a new hobby. I have been looking at moregems.com videos on YouTube and I find gem cutting so fascinating! I was wondering if there was people here doing it for fun and not professionally ? I have been looking how much it would cost me to start doing it and it looks so expensive I haven’t seen many machines under 5000 cad and there is no used ones near where I live. Is there a way I can find someone that would be willing to teach me the basic so I can try it without spending 5000$ or I would have to go work for a jeweller part time? I would even be ready to pay someone to teach me!