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Gemstone: Tumbling, Cutting, Drilling & Cabochon Making


by Jim Magnuson with Val Carver

Photography by Carol Wood

A Simple Guide to Finishing Rough Stones

Gemstones are naturally beautiful, but you can make them glisten and shine.  This beginner's guide covers all the techniques you need to know tumbling, cutting, face polishing and more.  By following the author's simple approach, you'll create finished stones worthy of displaying, selling or making into jewelry.

Book features:

  • pertains to a wide range of popular gemstones, from agates to turquoise.
  • prevents frustration, with detailed photos and easy-to-follow instructions.
  • offers helpful tips from the author's years of experience.
  • provides information about recommended equipment and supplies.
  • briefly introduces jewelry making, with seven simple jewelry projects.

Adventure Publications
Copyright 2015
176 pages