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Making a lapis lazuli chalice knop


#1

Hello everyone,

Here’s a “how-to” you may find it interesting, particularly if you
like stones. It takes you step by step through the entire
fabricationof a lapis lazuli chalice knop I made recently for a
Boston religious institution.

Here’s the link that takes you to the story
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7zyb

The site where it’s hosted by the way is the “gemological forum” page
of which is an absolutely first class discussion forum for all things
related to gemstones - from Raman spectroscopy to hands-on cutting to
stones for sale to advice on metalwork. The how-to-identify-it and
how-to-cut-and-polish-it discussions (among others) on this forum are
without equal, and there’s also a recently added “marketplace” page
for stones and gemological instruments & books & other such stuff.

Cheers all,
Hans Durstling
Moncton, Canada


#2

Hello Hans,

Thanks for sharing your journey. I am not a lapidary and will never
be, but I can appreciate your ingenious approach to your project.
Will you share a photo of the final piece after completion?

Rock on, Judy in Kansas, where temp swings are usual, but going from
60+ degrees to single digits. a shock to the system!


#3

Loved it. Thanks for providing info on your project.

FredM