Tag: opal cutting

Opal Polishing And Cutting video

Opal Polishing and cutting video Welcome to our video blog post Click on the image to the right for the latest video all about the opal industry. Its a lot longer than my first video which was a smash hit with thousands of views, so thanks to everyone who come to watch. Opal cutting is […]

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Opal Bloke eBook download

Opal Bloke eBook download Opal Bloke, an eBook in which Peter will guide you through the different types of rough opal available and the best kind to learn to cut. you also get a bunch of practice opal for free and sometimes this material produces some surprises. Often you can double the money you paid with […]

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Lapidary Advice for Cutters and Repairers

Lapidary Advice for cutters and repairers The term ‘lapidary’ refers to the art of cutting and polishing stone. Lapidary advice can be obtained on sites like this and also at Lapidary clubs where machines are often available to practice on. Check online in your area to find the closest club, or leave your comments in […]

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My Hobby

My Hobby: Opal – Helpful Hints from an Enthusiast   After cutting opals for about 30 years, one day an old bloke walked into the Opal Miner’s Hut and said: “How do you “dop” an opal?” After a lengthy description of the traditional heated sealing wax method, he said “That’s a bit of a long […]

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Opal Calibration Chart

Opal Calibration Chart When you first get to know about cutting opals, the challenge is to be able to cut the stones in a perfect oval. After a while your eye gets used to it. You start using your fingers as a human lathe and you know just the right ‘touch’ as the dop stick […]

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