Tag: opal cutting

Opal Bloke eBook download

Opal Bloke eBook download The idea for The Opal Bloke eBook download started in what looked like a farmers paddock with a few holes in a place called “Koroit” west of the town of Cunnamulla in western Queensland. Download here Koroit is a field that produces boulder opal similar to what is found in the […]

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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 for cutters and repairers 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 […]

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My Hobby

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 […]

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Opal Calibration Chart

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 […]

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