I received an item I have been eyeing up for a while now. Over the
past 2 years I have been trying to add some Lapidary skills to my
repetoire. Revitalizing old equipment was slow going & looking to be
cost prohibitive for me. So was purchasing new Lapidary equipment!
So much to my enjoyment, my Dad gave me a All-In-Wonder Lapidary
machine for Christmas. It will take me from sawing to trimming to
cabbing, all on one machine! It does have it’s limitations, such as
the saw will only slab material up to about 2" thick. But then, I
have lots of rough Gemstone material that size.
The machine came as a complete ready to set up shop with Diamond
Laps of assorted grits, polishing powder for final polish, water drip
system, variable speed motor, saw blade, etc.
One of the things I really enjoy about this machine, is it’s
footprint. It only takes about 1 foot of space! Which is great for me
in my small shop. I can even use it on my kitchen table (very
portable) without having to bolt it down. It is 3 machines in one. I
can set up the Saw, do a bunch of slab sawing, change the top & put
on the Grinder to prep all of my preforms, switch over to the flat
lap to finish all of the Cabs.
Can you tell I am excited with the possibilities this has opened up
for me? Of course, I am easily amused!
Happy New Year!