Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Hunting for Tigers in Hout Bay

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : Lapidary 
Who would have thought there were tigers lurking in Hout Bay?

In amongst the warehouses of Mariners Wharf, surrounded by chunks of picture stone, granite, rose quartz, sodalite and ironstone, and with an all pervading smell of oily fish, you will find Robin and his tigers. This is a stone carver extraordinaire who brings an amazing sense of movement and reality to his work. His current project of life-size tigers creeping through the undergrowth is his biggest challenge to date.


I was first int...

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Fundamentals of Lapidary, Part 1, Introduction by Donald Clark

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : Lapidary 


From the International Gem Society Reference Library

 

Introduction
... Lapidary is a hobby that is enjoyed by people of all ages and circumstances. Unlike most hobbies, what you produce is actually worth more than the labour you put into it. For many cutters, their hobby becomes a part time, or full time profession. 
... Gem cutting can be don...


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