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Learning to cut & polish stones


#1

Does anyone know where I could learn to cut and polish stones? I’m
located in NYC, but could do a summer course elsewhere if there
aren’t classes locally. I’d be willing to take private lessons as
well.

Thanks,
Anne


#2
Does anyone know where I could learn to cut and polish stones?

You don’t say whether you mean cabochons or faceted, but either way,
among the most economical-- and fun-- places are Wild Acres or
William Holland. I’ve actually only been to the former, where I took
beginning faceting. Both places offer 1-week courses in beautiful
summer-camp-for-adults type settings, with volunteer instructors so
it is very cheap. I was at Wild Acres during hurricane Ivan…

Noel


#3

Join a rock and mineral club that has a workshop. You will have
training and access to tools without the initial expense, and years
of experienced people to talk to. Go to the EFMLS site on the web for
a list in New York.

Rose Alene McArthur.