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Thanks for the reply, Have visited the Old Pueblo Lapidary Club, and no one there knew of any gemstone carving classes, there is one famous carver in the area but they do not like to teach. Any additional suggestions

 

TP

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There's two types of carving that I'm aware of: "Fantacy" gemstone carving and creating 3D objects (animals, etc.)

 

If it relates to faceting:

 

You can post your question to the U.S. Faceters Guild and ask if there is anyone in your local area that is providing lessons.

They're a great bunch of folks and if anyone is available in your local area they should be able to give you a name or that person will chime in on the thread.

Here's the link: www.usfacetersguild.org

 

If you already have a faceting background you could order Dalan Hargraves book on "Cutting Ribbons" which is a good place to start.

Here's the link: http://www.gemstarz.com/

 

Both of these companies make the faceing machines capable of "Fantacy" cuts; you can also check with them for local classes (if any).

Polymetric: www.polymetricinc.com/

Ultra-Tec: www.ultratec-facet.com/

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TP do you have a back ground in general lapidary or is this all new? Gemstone carving is just an extension of the techniques used to create a cabochon. You are just working with many more curved and flat faces on the the one piece.

 

David

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