Revised Lapidary Handbook - James Harry Howard

Revised Lapidary Handbook

By James Harry Howard

  • Release Date: 2015-11-04
  • Genre: Antiguidades e coleccionáveis
  • Size: 3.45 MB

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This resource is organized as follows: 

I. Sawing 
The Diamond Saw 
Making a Diamond Saw 
General Notes on Diamond Sawing 
Mud Sawing 
The Silicon Carbide Saw 
Wire Sawing 
Band Sawing 
II. Cabochon Cutting 
Cutting and Polishing 
Flatting the Base 
Technique No. 1 
Technique No. 2 
Finishing the Front 
General Notes 
Special Treatments 
III. Large Flats 
IV. Gem Drilling 
Tube Drills 
The Diamond Pointed Dbill 
The Rod Drill 
V. Bead Making 
Alternate Method-Bead Drilling 
Rough Shaping the Beads 
VI. Cutting Faceted Gems 
VII. Advanced Facet Cutting 
Choosing a Cut 
VIII. The Optics of Brilliants 
IX. Mosaics 
X. Impregnation of Gem Materials 
XI. The Artificial Coloring of Agates 
XII. Soft Carving (With Steel Tools) 
XIII. Carving and Engraving Hard Materials 
XIV. Sphere Making 
XV. Bracelets and Rings 
XVI. Cutting Gems by Hand 
XVII. Diamond as Abrasive 
XVIII. Cutting of Diamonds 
XIX. Miscellaneous Useful Information