Lately I’ve spent a few hours here and there learning to cut and
polish cabs. Reason I don’t like the shapes of the stones I want to
put in my jewelry. I learned something interesting about a stone I
use quite frequently. Not all of this stone are created equal. In
Mother Nature’s time scale, there are rocks that just need to
age/cook longer. Case in point coprolite. Being at least 65 million
years old, you would think it had time to fully convert to a hard
substance. Today while roughing out the cab, a couple of small
deposits on the stone turned to a muddy substance like it was fresh.
I was saddened. I really really liked the pattern of this shit.
Now I have a question for all of you. How do we know if cabbing
material is hard enough? It was while it was both wet with water, wet
with mineral oil, and especially while dry. I could not scratch it
with an aluminium nail. Cutting and polishing is something I’m new
to. I know the stones, I’ve had others cut them for me, but now it is
me literally behind the wheel. I like my dino shit well aged and
hard. what should I look for? Is there any one or several good points
to look for? How do I make my shit shine?
Aggie, knowing the chocolate remedy will not work on this problem