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: