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Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Victorville, California U.S.A.

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July—September

Cabochon Making 101
Corey Beck and Dwayna Barron

Cabochon cutting or cabbing is challenging and yet the most popular form of gem cutting. Although it may require a bit of skill, some pa- tience and a fair amount of practice almost anyone can master the art and technique.

Night one will be trimming, marking, dopping and shaping your stone. Night two in August will be focused on completing your cabochon project with the final polish. What to bring night one: A slab of your choice ( 1/4” to 3/8” thick) to make a 40x30mm cab (recommended for newbies) prefera- bly an agate or jasper. If you need a slab, the club will supply you one. If you have safety glasses and an apron, please bring them.

September we will learn to wire— wrap your stone. Materials list to follow in next newsletter.