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Want to learn exactly how to get started doing lapidary and learn what the pros do? Discover the secrets for successful lapidary that teach you how to cut those gemstones and make them into an object of beauty every time...even as a beginner! Just follow the instructions and you'll be cutting and polishing gemstones like a pro in no time! Are you ready to get started on your journey to becoming a skilled gem cutter - a lapidarist? Yes? Then let's get started!
All too often a budding gem cutter will rush right out, buy the first stone and chisel they see at the hobby store, grab some other tools, and head right back home for a weekend of creative fun. Sadly, the experience is usually less than positive and he ends up tired and dejected with nothing to show for his effort. The gem may be smashed to pieces and the tools end up in the rafters in the garage; the dream of an enjoyable hobby disappears forever. Another scenario that occurs frequently is trying to learn from a buddy or acquaintance presenting himself as a self-proclaimed "expert". You know the type. He knows it all and proceeds to let you know everything you are doing "wrong". Before you know it you have connected the experience with the jerk and you let the whole experience fade into oblivion never willing to try it again. It doesn't have to be like that. You can learn the basics of gem cutting and take it to whatever destination you desire. You can do it with your own copy of Lapidary as a Hobby.
You can get started right away. Lapidary as a Hobby gives you everything you need to get started. Not only will you learn how to select the right gems for your needs, you will learn also learn how to maintain your tools and equipment in optimum condition.
I have to take issue with SO many things that were said in this one. So, not to waist time let me summarize:
You have to join a lapidary club and take lessons to do this or you will most certainly fail, and in turn this book has no purpose. But have fun. The end.