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Virtual class online for gem cutting


#1

Where can I find a Virtual class online for Gem Cutting, software?

If nobody knows where I can fnd this, then where is it that I can
find how to become a Gem Lapidary cutter?

thanks,
Kevin


#2

If you are in the US, check through the American Federation of
Mineral Societies http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80ik to find a
local club. Most of these have workshops, and people who will teach
you how to cut stones (lapidary). As an example, my club in
Greenville, SC has such a workshop and many folk who “teach” newbies
how to cut stones.

John


#3

What kind of lapidary work would you like to eventually do?

Thomas III


#4

Hello Kevin,

There are several YouTube videos posted on gem cutting.

If you are wanting to learn to cut cabochons, here is a link to a
good tutorial that will show the basics:

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80j3

Also take a look at the RTH Creating Cabochons board:

If you are wanting to learn to facet you may want to join the United
States Faceter’s Guild:
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep80j5

Membership is $18 US annually. They have a world class monthly
newsletter and a great archive.

Also the USFG has a yahoo discussion group which is free to join.

If you join the USFG’s Yahoo group and post a request for a club or
class in you area, if one exists, a member will likely be able to
help you find it.

Larry C.


#5

I agree with joining USFG because it is a good central source for
info and has competition for all skill levels (that will help you
improve).

Also, many guilds and gem & mineral societies have classes. So,
check near your home for a club. Here in Nashville we run many
faceting and lapidary classes. There are 3 faceting classes running
per week and last 3 months.

Regis in Nashville