Tampa Bay

​     Mineral & Science Club

Tampa Bay Mineral & Science Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 89146

Tampa, FL 33689-0402



   Our Lapidary I class is one day a week for 6 weeks. During the 3 hr class each week,  you will learn to select a slab, cut a preform and learn to use the Cabbing machine to make a Cabochon. You will learn to do 6 different shapes and the Theories behind why you work various shapes the way we do. There will be Theory on stone hardness (Mohs), how to choose a slab, using the trim saws, shop safety, the reasons for different Girdles on cabs and shop protocols.

The kit for the class includes: 

  • Apron
  • Dust Mask
  • Safety Goggles
  • Sharpie
  • Beginning Lapidary Handout
  • 6 Slabs.  

Lapidary I